|Action||Practice of dry needling|
|Comment Period||Ends 7/26/2019|
I am writing to express support for the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy's language in regards to Dry Needling and the scope of the practice of Physical Therapy.
Clinician's who are trained in Trigger Point Dry Needling are aware that they are not performing accupuncture and they do not advertise it as such. The only similarity is the use of needles that are typically defined as accupuncture needles but the intent of treatment falls into the scope of practice of a credentialed Physical Therapist.
I believe the current language of the Board expresses the intent of the physical therapist in treating pain and movement based impairments.