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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
Comment Period Ends 12/30/2015
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12/28/15  10:13 pm
Commenter: Annie lu

oppose dry needling by PT

Dry needling is one type of acupuncture techniques.

Physical therapist only receive less than 100 hour post graduate course for acupuncture.

It is irresponsible for untrained physical therapists to practice acupuncture with the name of "dry needling".

It may cause many side effects to patients.

It is illegal for Physical therapist to use acupuncture needle to practice " dry needling".

It is illegal to bypass acupuncture law to practice "dry needling"

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