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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Health Professions
 
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Board of Physical Therapy
 
chapter
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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7/26/19  12:39 am
Commenter: Keith Economidis, L.Ac.

'Dry needling' is Acupuncture & is out of scope for a PT. Pass the national Acupuncture exam 1st!
 

OPPOSE!
'Dry needling' is Acupuncture, & is out of scope for a PT.
Pass the national Acupuncture exam 1st!

If you want to insert a filiform needle into a patient, it's called Acupuncture. My training consisted of 4 years FULL time & 3200+ hours. How many hours do PT's get in Acupuncture? Pass the national Exam in Oriental Medicine & then you can have the honor.

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