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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7/22/19  4:57 pm
Commenter: Emily Salsberry, SPT

I support PT practice of dry needling

I strongly support a Physical Therapist’s right to practice dry needling so long as they have been properly trained and certified. I have both seen and personally experienced dry needling. There are some patients who could really benefit from physical therapy in combination with dry needling or dry needling on its own. Dry needling has been life changing for some patients. Keeping physical therapists from being able to practice dry needling can negatively impact patients who seek dry needling as opposed to acupuncture. 

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