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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  11:03 am
Commenter: Sydney Sawyer, PT

Physical Therapist's use of Dry Needling

Physical therapists have an excellent understanding of anatomy and therapeutic interventions. They undergo additional post graduate training to to learn the techniques of trigger point dry needling, which they may include in their treatment plan.  This is not acupuncture and is well within the scope of the physical therapy practice.  

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