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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7/23/19  8:19 am
Commenter: Anna Wilson

In Support of Dry Needling for PTs

I support that PTs who are properly certified should be able to perform dry needling, which is not the same as acupuncture, as an intervention in the practice of physical therapy. PTs have doctoral degrees that determine they are skilled medical providers and are the experts in musculoskeletal conditions who understand when to utilize this treatment intervention.

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