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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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7/25/19  11:04 pm
Commenter: Teresa Graham

In Support of Dry Needling by PT's

I am abundantly in support of dry needling by trained physical therapists.  Dry needling is clearly a beneficial modality for trigger point therapy.  My therapist was able to release my trigger points safely and efficiently with dry needling, giving me almost immediate relief of shoulder tension and migraine headaches.  Time off from work is limited for most professionals.  Being able to receive this type of treatment without having to make two different medical appointments is a time saver, as well as being cost efficient. 

Please allow physical therapists who have sought out appropriate additional training to continue providing dry needling services to their patients.

Thank you!

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