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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 NOIRA
Comment Period Ends 12/30/2015
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12/28/15  2:22 pm
Commenter: Aiqun Wang

No Acupuncture License, No needling
 

Dry needling is actually acupuncture. Pratice of dry needling by PT with less than 100 hours acupuncture training poses a safety issue to the public. PTs who want to practice dry needling should receive the same rigirous training as that of acupuncturists and pass the licensing test.