Agencies | Governor
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  11:23 pm
Commenter: Grace Murphy, DPT

allowing PTs to dry needling

Acupuncture and dry needling are completely distinct from each other in terms of diagnostic criteria, palpation, selection, location, and needle manipulation.

There's a hole in the health care system's ability to offer people relief from myofascial pain. Given the huge need, the more practitioners there are to help fill that hole, the better.  As a healthcare provider my goal is to provide quality care to my patients and dry needling offers that.    

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