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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  11:10 pm
Commenter: Karen Pierce R.N

Agree that physical therapists should do dry needling

Physical Therapists are very qualified to do dry needling. Their extensive knowledge of the human body  including the musculoskeletal , and nervous system makes them the perfect practitioner to deliver this type of intervention to patients. As a heathcare professional I have experienced dry needling first hand.It has relieved pain and restored range of motion usually immediately after treatment or shortly thereafter. If a physical therapist can relieve pain and suffering with this type of treatment and actually stop the pain without medication, why shouldn’t they do it? I think acupuncturist and physical therapists can work together on this. There are people that like going to acupuncturists and those that like going to physical therapists. There is room for both in healthcare and  we are all there for the patient.

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