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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  8:12 pm
Commenter: Katie L

PTs for dry needling! Aren’t we all here to help people? Why are we fighting to limit each other?
  • Acupuncture and dry needling is not the same. PTs who have performed advanced training are qualified to perform dry needling. Acupuncturists who are trained are qualified to perform acupuncture. We are splitting hairs over something that should be over already. We are both professions to claim to help people, but how does it help the public to keep fighting like this? PTs should continue to utilize dry needling to help their patients and acupuncturists should continue to use acupuncture to help their clients. It should not be an either/or situation, but a both professions shared knowledge situation. We need to stop acting like children. 
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