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When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the physical therapy profession has an "intercultural developmental disability," according to Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA, who delivered the third annual Lynda D. Woodruff Lecture. During her presentation, VanHoose made it clear that she believes it's high time to take ownership of that disability and work to overcome it by recasting the very concepts of DEI from aspiration into action.

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