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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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7/22/19  10:28 am
Commenter: Jill S Boissonnault

I support physical therapists doing dry needling

I am aware and believe that physical therapists are well trained to perform dry needling. Physical Therapists complete  a 3 year doctoral level program with extensive training in physiology and anatomy. The use of  dry needling for helping patients with pain is natural extension of their skill set. The practice is supported by the  the American Physical Therapy Association and by practice acts in almost every state. PTs must obtain additional training in dry needling to be certified to do it. It is not acupuncture; they do not call it acupuncture and the premise, practice, and outcome expectations are different.

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