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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7/21/19  3:22 pm
Commenter: Warren Schuteker

Dry needling should be done by acupuncturists only

Injuries and infections can happen with inadequate training and improper technique. Physical therapists have many tools to help their patients develop strength and deal with pain. Dry needling should not be one of these tools. Only acupuncturists have the necessary training and skills to perform dry needling without potential harm to the public. 

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