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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7/25/19  10:08 pm
Commenter: Yuna Jan

Against Dry Needle by unqualified untrained unlicensed PTs!!

Around the country, physical therapists are expanding practice to include “dry needling” for sinus congestion, menstrual dysphoria, and other internal medicine issues.  Oversight by physical therapy boards has been ineffective in managing the expansion of treatment into the domain of internal medicine, thereby putting the public at risk.  There is no reason to believe that the situation in Virginia will be different.

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