Agencies | Governor
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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7/19/19  10:32 pm
Commenter: Cecilia Ramirez

Opposed Dry Needling

The state of Virginia must have proper guidelines and state mandated educational hours of training  and  required credentials from  state or nationally accredited governing body.  Medical professionals performing dry needling must be granted to medical professionals who are in compliance with the required hours of training and passing medical board exams like acupuncturist.  I am opposed to PTs who have limited training in dry needling which requires expertise and extensive training .  We cannot compromise the safety of the patients with such negligence of allowing PTs to perform such medical treatment as dry needling. Stay within their lane .

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