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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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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  10:32 pm
Commenter: Michael

CASE REPORTS - Maryland
 

Case 1. In October 2012, 24-year-old Emily Kuykendall suffered a penetrating nerve injury in the medial distal aspect of the left thigh related to dry needling performed by a physical therapist [25]. The penetrating nerve injury in the medial distal aspect of the left thigh resulted in severe pain, numbness, and paresthesias (abnormal sensations, typically tingling or pricking [“pins-and- needles”]) [25]. The severe pain, numbness, and paresthesias required medications [25].

“[The severe pain, numbness, and paresthesias are] really taking a physical and emotional toll on me,” Ms. Kuykendall wrote approximately three weeks after she was injured. “There is almost not a minute in the day that goes by that I wish that I had not gone to see [the physical therapist]” [25].

Reference:

25. Kuykendall E. Complaint to the Maryland Board of Acupuncture. 2012 Oct 22.

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