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Board of Physical Therapy
 
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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  10:24 pm
Commenter: Michael

CASE REPORTS - CALIFORNIA
 

Case 1. In January 2014, 31-year-old Jamie Del Fierro suffered a penetrating left lung injury related to dry needling performed by a chiropractor [16]. The penetrating left lung injury resulted in a traumatic pneumothorax (an accumulation of air in the pleural cavity resulting from blunt or penetrating chest injury and causing lung collapse) [16]. She was treated for the traumatic pneumothorax at the emergency department of the Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in San Diego, California [16]. The traumatic pneumothorax required medical and surgical intervention [16].

Reference:

16. Jamie Del Fierro v. Walker Scott Chiropractic Corp., No. 37-2015-00002113-CU-MM-CTL (California Superior Court, San Diego County Jan. 16, 2015).

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