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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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7/23/19  10:45 pm
Commenter: Zhent Wu

Dry needling is Acupuncture

Physical therapy is a non-invasive discipline that helps patients restore the body moments. To Insert needles into human body against PT's fundamental guidelines.  So my concerns are can PT become MD someday ever since they try to take this dry needling treatment from acupuncturists? If the answers is no. Then can Acupuncturist does electrical stimulation or heat therapy or teach functional exercises to the patients? If the answer is still no. Then what If the Virginia Health Department allowed acupuncturists to do it and insurance companies pay for it, what's gonna happen?

I believe every speciality supposes to have their own borderlines. If everyone thinks they want to and they can do other's jobs better then their own, then someday, doctors are not doctors, therapists are not therapists. Because they knew to cross the border lines would be allowed and insurance companies would have to pay. Greed is endless

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