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
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
7/26/19  5:22 pm
Commenter: Kelli

Pro PTs for Dry Needling

I have suffered with migraine headaches for many years. I can take meds for days and it does not go away. Dry needling has been the only form of relieve I have found. I am treated by a physical therapist. He is far more experienced than other disciplines in our area. The treatments work 100% of the time. I would not even consider going to a acupuncturist. Most PTs have their doctorate degree. Those that have a Masters have many years experience, as it was not required many years ago. PTs have extensive knowledge of all muscles, nerves, and the entire human body and know the dangers involved. They are qualified more than enough to perform dry needling. I don't understand the grudge acupuncturist seem to have. There is more than one profession able to treat with this procedure.

CommentID: 74423