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How would you respond if someone suggested that you were a "biased" individual? Would you instantly feel as though you were accused of being discriminatory? Perhaps of stereotyping?

After a class session last semester on thermal agent modalities, one of my first year students, Nancy Ellis, SPT, (now in her second year of our physical therapy program) pointed out to me that all of the photos in my morning lecture displayed examples of certain physical agents being used with subjects who had lighter skin.

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