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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  11:17 am
Commenter: Eric Magrum

in Support of Physical Therapists utilizing Trigger Point Dry Needling

Physical Therapists are well educated in anatomy/physiology, medial differential diagnosis to determine when Trigger Point Dry Needling is the appropriate tool to utilize within a treatment plan.  Practitioners are required to complete additional training to achieve certification to utilize this additional practice tool. TPDN is a tool utilized in the Physical Therapy  scope very differently than the theories of acupuncture.  TPDN  and is well within the scope of Physical Therapy practice.

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