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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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7/26/19  8:43 am
Commenter: Victoria Cohn

Pro Dry Needling by a PT

As a first-time patient of dry needling, I have experienced tremendous relief in my neck and jaw muscles since my initial treatment. Dry needling directly addressed the real underlying problem in the muscles. 

I cannot imagine acupuncture alone would correct these deep muscular problems as efficiently as the dry needling has. The physical therapy I receive, combined with the dry needling, has given me the greater benefits of improved movement and freedom from pain.

Having this treatment offered by a Physical Therapist has made it more accessible to me. His extensive knowledge of physiology combined with his skilled dry needling gave me the confidence to accept this treatment. His support through this whole process has been essential in my recovery.

I strongly support Physical Therapists being allowed to keep dry needling in their practice.

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