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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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7/21/19  2:53 pm
Commenter: Aiden C.

Opposing PT dry needling

If the state of Virginia allows PT to perform any kinds of “needling”, then I’m not quite sure why they even offer / grant acupuncture licenses.

Whats the point of holding a state acupuncture license if the state allows other profession(s) to practice the same scope of practice (needling)?  The state of Virginia should not have / grant / offer an acupuncture license if this is the case, OR they should not have PTs to use “needles” without extra training.  Its either or, not both.

Had I known that the state of Virginia allows PTs to utilize “needling” without extra training, then I would’ve gone to a PT school. 

Is this mean that licensed acupuncturists may use injections such as vaccines, etc with additional western medicine training in the future?

Let’s use common sense here. Let’s have politics aside and think about the public safety first. Public safety means the patients. 


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