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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  2:07 pm
Commenter: Sharon Prescott

Allow Physical Therapist to Dry Needle

Please do not take away this valuable therapy tool for Physical Therapist.  I have greatly benefited from dry needling as part of my physical therapy for over 15 years for various problems.  Dry needling allowed me to  reduce or completely eliminate some drugs that I had been prescribed for pain.  I tried acupuncture and it was not as effective as the dry needling treatment that I received as part of my physical therapy.  Please allow physical therapist to continue to do dry needling.

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