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The path to becoming a physical therapist isn't always simple or direct. Among the PTs profiled in this article, one designed and built furniture after seriously considering marine biology. Another was a Broadway performer and a Rockette. Another explored music, teaching, and even criminal justice before embracing physical therapy. And even those who had an early goal of becoming a PT found that the path had a few detours along the way.

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