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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  7:56 pm
Commenter: Laura Bertoncini AP

Against dry bc I have seen the negative outcome first hand

I worked with a MD that had only 2 weekend courses versus my 4 year program. She was very unsure where to place the needles on her patients. She was constantly asking for my help on where to place the needles. After I started treating her patients they didn’t want her to treat them again. They said the treatments were painful without any positive results. She didn’t have a clue regarding Traditional Chinese Medicine theory. We need to stay in our scope of practice. How would PTs feel about us if we started competing to treat their patients with our limited knowledge of PT? I refer my patients to PT not discouraged them or convincing them I could treat them instead.

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