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PTs and PTAs establish strong connections with patients that extend beyond physical assistance to enhance their well-being. The one-on-one nature of the relationship makes it personal in a real sense, but PTs and PTAs may walk a tightrope between addressing patient needs and overstepping lines. Consider the following scenario.

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