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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  12:58 pm
Commenter: Susan Killion

The Important Benefits of Dry needling

I have been receiving dry needling for the past ten years.  I have benefited in so many ways from the process. I first had the procedure through my doctor who has since retired. His name was Dr. William Teachey. He received training from the doctor in Bethesda, Maryland who wrote the book on trigger point therapy. He has written several articles in medical journals, been observed by doctors from other countries and done seminars at Harvard Medical School. He did the dry needling on my neck and cheek. Through this procedure, my drooping mouth from Bells Palsy was restored enough to closely resemble the other side. He also was observed by physical therapists at Innovative Therapy of Virginia Beach. I have also received great relief for my sciatic nerve pain from physical therapist, Sue Spring Parks,  who has received extensive training in dry needling techniques.  I received relief through dry needling that I did not receive when I went to my neurologist who performed acupuncture on several visits.  

Susan Killion

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