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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7/26/19  8:13 pm
Commenter: Steve Zhao

Strongly oppose physical therapy practitioners to use acupuncture needles

I strongly oppose legalizing the physical therapists to use acupuncture needles to do so called “dry needling” , because that is not responsible and professional to the public health safety. Since they don’t qualify to do so once they only take 30 or 50 hours training to practice acupuncture needling compared to the licensed acupuncturist which must receive 3000 hours training and qualify for NCCAOM certification and acupuncture State license


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