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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  8:43 pm
Commenter: Kyle Feldman PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Dry Needling FOR Physical Therapy

PT's have been applying dry needling for > 20 years. PT's have a doctorate education, strong knowledge of the human anatomy, and understanding of pathophysiology.

Dry needling is NOT acupuncture nor is it trying to be acupuncture. It is a different treatment rationale and purpose. 

Artists and architects both use pencils. Just because an artist uses a pencil it does not make him an architect or assume he is one. 

Just like manipulations are not chiropractic, needles are not acupuncture. 


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