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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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7/26/19  2:04 pm
Commenter: carl smith

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a great modality.

It is the only treatment  that works for me. I broke my neck 3 decades ago and when I don't have regular dry needling, I get daily headaches.

I have tried chiropractic, neck traction, deep muscle massage, medi cupping, dry needling and pain meds. The only things that help are dry needling and pain meds. Pain meds simply mask the issue. Dry needling relaxes the muscles thereby relieving the tension.  I don't want pain meds.

My physical therapist is excellent at dry needling. I strongly wish that physical therapists would be allowed to continue providing dry needling.

They of course are trained and certified and the process does require an MD's referral. 

Please feel free to contact me if more info is needed.

carl smith 

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