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Department of Health Professions
 
Board
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  12:05 pm
Commenter: MATTHEW L STAMPE

PT's should have same hours standard as acupuncturists
 

Acupuncturist have somewhere over 400 hours training. I'm not opposed to Dry needling (in Acupuncture we call Ashi style), as it has been shown effective, but PT's need to have Clean needle technique certification, 400+ hours, and learn all the precautions like pneumothorax and puncturing an organ, and other endangerment sites. 

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