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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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7/22/19  5:05 pm
Commenter: Francine Noel-Ford, Back to Basics Family Physical Therapy

In Favor of Dry Needling by Physical Therapist

Being able to offer dry needling in my practice has helped tremendously on several fronts.  First it allows me to save my hands and enhance results from other manual techniques by providing deeper release of trigger points. Patients are able to progress more rapidly thorugh the reeducation phases.  Since implementing dry needling into my practice about 15 years ago I have seen patients improve at a faster rate, requiring less visit to achieve goals. 

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