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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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7/26/19  11:43 am
Commenter: Elizabeth Garfola, Pivot Physical Therapy

I Strongly am Pro PT Dry Needling

I am very pro-PT Dry Needling. As a level III certified PT, I have had appropriate training, and my patients benefit from this skill in my clinic. With this tool I have improved patients with Whiplash, Migraines (to the point that a patient with a 30 year migraine had none when I discharged her), as well as patients with chronic low back pain. This tool is very important in our field, and I have had many patients who come to me specifically to try this, as "traditional medicine" and "traditional PT" hasn't worked out the way they hoped. 

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