Agencies | Governor
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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7/17/19  11:20 am
Commenter: Lavena Chen

Dry needling can only be done by licensed acupuncturists.

Physical therapists are under qualified to practice needling on patients. The lack of proper training and knowledge of proper needling would jeopardize patients’ health. Let us all stand firm against all PTs who try to do dry needling without an acupuncture license. Let us educate the public that drying needling by PTs is unethical and dangerous.

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