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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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7/23/19  4:42 pm
Commenter: Stephanie Hood

100% FOR PTs to perform Dry Needling

It makes me angry this has become and issue.  As someone who has benefited from Dry Needling I would be furious if this function was no longer available through my PT.  Seems to me facilities providing acupuncture want to monopolize a practice they don't understand. Dry Needling is NOT acupuncture - the definitions and methods are different.  PTs undergo more extensive training and have a far better knowledge of the anatomy than does the average acupuncturist. Step up your game acupuncturist and stop trying to steal other profession's business...  

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