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Sensing technologies and robotic interfaces have tremendous potential for physical therapy.

Rather than be passive consumers of emerging technologies, physical therapists must be proactive partners by working with engineers to inspire discoveries that will optimize best practice principles for our patients.

Indeed, gaps in our knowledge of how best to treat our clients can be partially attributed to the fact that quantifying the impact of physical therapy applications at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels is complex and mostly unknown.

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

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