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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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7/25/19  9:27 am
Commenter: Anne Gronos, PT, DPT - Virginia Hospital Center

I support PTs to continue using dry needling as a treatment option

I have obtained the IAOMPT certification and have been dry needling for almost 2 years now.  I have noticed a significant, positive difference in my pts recovery from various injuries as a result of using it vs 8 years of previous practice without using it.  It is inherently different from acupuncture (though using the same needles) and I still will refer pts to get acupuncture as needed.  I support PTs being able to use dry needling as a treatment!!

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