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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  2:07 pm
Commenter: Ghazaleh Joukar, PT, DPT

In favor of Dry Needling

I received my dry needling certification after completing 54 hours of training which I think was more than enough. In addition to that, I have 1 year experience of human dissection. I have also been trained thoroughly in the musculoskeletal system in my doctoral program's advanced anatomy classes. I don't see any reason why I should not practice dry needling on my patients since they all have been getting much better without me posing any threat to them. I believe dry needling should have a thorough certificate program such as the one I completed with Myopain Seminars.

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