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It's difficult to imagine a more complex crisis than the months-long, ongoing public health emergency we have been experiencing. Nevertheless, anticipating its likely effects on physical therapist practice in the coming weeks, months, and even years is critical. How and where providers interact with patients and each other, how they approach their work, and how health systems respond individually and collectively under intense pressure are just a few facets of the overall need for contingency planning. Anticipating and addressing what lies ahead, rather than reacting to events, increases the likelihood that you and your organization or practice will emerge stronger than otherwise would be the case.

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