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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  2:33 pm
Commenter: Danny Lehnert PT, DPT, OCS

Dry Needling Support

Dry Needling is a safe technique performed by licensed physical therapists across Virginia. It is one of our therapies that can help prevent injury and pain. I personally have utilized dry needling on many patients who otherwise needed opioids and other harmful medications to function throughout the day due to pain. Dry needling is safer than many practices currently performed by medical professionals and should be allowed for licensed physical therapists in Virginia.

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