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APTA's Future of Physical Therapy Summit offered inspiration — and a challenge to take risks to help the profession achieve its potential.

It was hard to walk away from the APTA Future of Physical Therapy Summit without feeling optimistic about the potential for PTs and PTAs to make a difference in society, and to be more convinced than ever that physical therapy can and will play an even more critical role in the health care system over the next century.

You certainly wouldn't get any argument about that from the chair of the Special Olympics international board of directors or the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Or First Lady of the United States Jill Biden, for that matter.

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