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Studies have indicated that genetic factors influence many, if not most of the diseases commonly encountered in PT practice.

Genes appear to influence not only risk for disease, but also progression, outcomes and response to rehabilitation interventions.

If you are interested in this topic, engage with APTA's Frontiers in Rehabilitation, Science and Technology Council.

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