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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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7/24/19  7:54 pm
Commenter: Alyce Shu

No Dry Needling w/o Acupuncture License

Dry needling is a type of acupuncture and should only be administered by a licensed acupuncturist. Licensed acupuncturists must undergo a minimum of 1,000 hours of training and pass rigorous testing. Dry needling PT's do not. We cannot allow untrained, uneducated, and unqualified practitioners to undertake an invasive procedure that can put patients' health in jeopardy. 

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