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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  7:49 pm
Commenter: GAYLE KEITH

Dry needling by qualified PT's

I have benefited by dry needling provided by registered PT, Kim Holt, and have found this to be an excellent and immediate means to pain relief.  Release of muscle pain and ease of freedom of movement were quickly delivered to me by means of trigger point dry needling.  I cannot imagine why anyone would consider denying this treatment protocol and certainly cannot imagine anyone providing with more skill and accuracy than a qualified Physical Therapist. Please don't deny this treatment but make sure that it is only provided by a PT especially trained in trigger point dry needling. I strongly believe that the knowledge and training that PT's have in anatomy and therapeutic treatment of all the body's aches and pains and limitations to movement and then the specific training that they receive in dry needling makes them absolutely the best qualified providers of trigger point dry needling.

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