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Think of this piece as both a portrait of a moment in time and a commentary on the timeless value that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants offer to society.

I'm writing this in early April. It's about why my outpatient physical therapy practice remains open in the midst of a pandemic, and how I've been making that work.

These are extraordinary times, with circumstances and directives changing by the hour. There's no way I can predict what work conditions and patient and staff safety issues will look like — here in Seattle or anywhere — when this essay is published in June. What I can say with confidence, however, is that nothing will change my love for my profession or my pride in what physical therapists and physical therapist assistants do.

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