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PTs are qualified to serve in primary care roles, but there are policy barriers.

Physical therapists practicing in primary care modes can offer countless examples of its efficacy for patients.

PTs have been actively involved in primary care roles in the military for decades.

Primary care presents a huge opportunity for PTs and the health system to produce better outcomes, ensure optimal utilization of resources, and decrease costs.

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