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Cultural competence is critical to professional practice in physical therapy and should be considered as part of best practice in providing physical therapy care. A physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant cultivates cultural competence by gaining knowledge and adopting attitudes and behaviors specific to culture, language, and communication.

You can use these resources within your program or curriculum to teach cultural competence to your physical therapy students.

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