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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  9:01 am
Commenter: April Murphy, Adler Therapy Group

Dry Needling Certified DPT

I received my dry needling certification over a year ago from Myopain Seminars, after being successfully treated with dry needling as a patient.  I had hip pain and muscle imbalance from a torn labrum which was not responding to other physical therapy.  Full strength was restored using dry needling.  After becoming certified I have been able to help countless patients- raging from muscle tightness and tone in patients with MS to ROM restriction from arthritis.  Most frequently I treat a more active population, treating orthopedic injuries. My co-workers reguarly refer their patients to me when they are unable to successfully resolve their symptoms/impairments.

As the professional that reguarly treats movement disorders and impairments, dry needling cannot be regarded highly enough.  As physical therapists, we commmonly treat patients manually and having the ability to dry needle only expands the number of conditions we can successfully treat.  I have never had an adverse reactions and my patients continue to refer their friends and family for treatment.   It would be disservice to our profession and patients should be our ability as PT's lose the ability to dry needle in Virginia.



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