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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7/23/19  5:19 am
Commenter: Jesse Patton Rehab Associates

Yes to Dry Needling as skilled practice

I support that PTs who are properly certified should be able to perform dry needling as an intervention in the practice of physical therapy. PTs have doctoral degrees that determine they are skilled medical providers to treat anatomical disorders, and therefore, having further education on the safety of dry needling, which is not the equal of acupuncture, should be allowed.

CommentID: 73866