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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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7/22/19  11:19 am
Commenter: Michele Wiley

In support of dry needling

Dry needling performed by physical therapists is an effective treatment. PTs have the requisite foundational knowledge to perform this intervention safely. The American Physical Therapy Association supports the practice and has deemed it within a PT's scope to perform. The rationale for the administration of dry needling differs from acupuncture. Limiting dry needling does not serve patients seeking relief from painful muscular conditions. 

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