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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7/24/19  12:01 pm
Commenter: Ryan Helms

Supporting Dry Needling by PTs

Tools to help people get better should never be "owned" by any one group of healthcare professionals.  We are all in the healthcare field for the benefit of the patient.  As part of their entry level education, physical therapists are well educated in anatomy and therapeutic treatment of the body.  Physical therapists who perform dry needling supplement that knowledge by obtaining specific postgraduate education and training.  Physical therapists are therefore well trained and educated to perform dry needling with no increased risk to the patient compared to other healthcare professionals. 

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