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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7/22/19  11:22 am
Commenter: Azita Nejaddehghan, Student in Shenandoah University's DPT Program

Support for Physical Therapists to practice Dry Needling

As a student in Physical Therapy school right now, I can attest to the fact that we undergo three years of extensive Doctoral Program education, including anatomy and physiology, musculoskeletal course, and exposure to Trigger Point Dry Needling. This is a single treatment modality which should not be limited to one profession. In reality, limiting the practice and use of this modality to one profession would be unfair to the public, especially  considering the prevalence of pain in society today.  I support the passage of this new regulation to govern the practice of Dry Needling.

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