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For the physical therapy profession to thrive in the coming years, it will take the ideas, skills, and knowhow of both veterans and newcomers.

That means that highly recognized Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the American Physical Therapy Association and savvy comparative "newbies" who have been named to the association's annual list of "emerging leaders" need to collaborate, share viewpoints, and exchange practical concepts on ways to overcome challenges and advance physical therapy.

APTA Magazine spoke with some of 2020's Emerging Leaders and newly named Catherine Worthingham Fellows about the important issues PTs, PTAs, and students are facing as we enter 2021. (Fellows are identified with the designation "FAPTA" after their names; the others interviewed for this article were named emerging leaders this year.)

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