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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Action Practice of dry needling
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 7/26/2019
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6/21/19  4:41 pm
Commenter: Brittany A

For dry needling

Physical therapist are highly trained professionals that manage complex neuromusculoskeletal conditions. They are much more educated on anatomy, physiology, and medical screening than are acupuncturists and are thus more apt to dry needle safely and effectively. Much of the training is focused on safe and effective use of dry needling. Less continuing education is necessary for therapists because they are already so well educated in, and experts on, the musculoskeletal system. The actual technique of utilizing the needles is what is focused on and research presented during dry needling coursework. Therapists already have the expertise on anatomy unlike many other professions. 

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