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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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7/25/19  11:13 am
Commenter: Charlene Lester

Supporting Dry Needling by Physical Therapists

Having experienced Dry Needling by a licensed and certified physical therapist I can attest that it is an excellent alternative to surgery or other therapies.  I fail to understand why acupuncturist believe this can only be performed by them and not a physical therapist when my first-hand experience tells me otherwise.  Physical therapists understand how the whole body works and what is needed to relieve pain through Dry Needling.  Please do not remove this valuable tool from Physical Therapists as it is a help to so many who suffer agonizing pain and find relief through this practice.  

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