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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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7/23/19  10:15 pm
Commenter: Megan, ASRS

Dry Needling is for PTs

I have worked in a PT clinic for 3 years now and have not only seen but experienced the benefits of dry needling by a PT. There is a difference in dry needling and accupuncture, and it should remain in effect that PTs have the ability to dry needle. As a LMT, there are scopes of practice for a reason, and I do not believe dry needling is in the scope of practice for an Accupuncturist. Keep it for PTs!! 

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