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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  5:52 pm
Commenter: Kerry - Advance Rehab

Support for DN by PTs with proper training

I have been dry needling patients in VA for about 4 years now and can’t give a number on how many patients it has helped! Usually - it’s used as part of their physical therapy treatment plan. Sometimes, I see patients for dry needling only once they have completed a formal course of PT and see the most benefit from dry needling in order to maintain their desired functional level. If PTs in VA lost the ability to needle, I can think of MANY patients who would not be able to do the things they strive to - and some would even resort back to opioids for pain management! Say YES to dry needling by PTs!!

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