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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7/21/19  2:43 pm
Commenter: Joanie Stewart, LAc

Stop Dry Needling now!

I am a Licensed Acupuncturist in Virginia who has seen first hand the dangerous consequences of Dry Needling by PTs.

A patient of mine suffered a pneumothorax after a so-called "qualified" PT inserted 10 needles deeply into her back at a perpendicular angle.

No matter how much they deny it, I believe what PTs are doing is Acupuncture without a license. They should be stopped now!


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