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Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
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Practice of dry needling
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 Comment Title  Commenter
substandard training in Dry Needling Andy Liningter  7/20/19  1:13 pm
Oppose dry needling Jody Forman, MSW, L.Ac.  7/20/19  10:29 am
Dry Needling is Acupuncture Lisa Price  7/20/19  7:29 am
No dry needling Michelle Meng  7/19/19  11:12 pm
Opposed Dry Needling Cecilia Ramirez  7/19/19  10:32 pm
Problems with Dry Needling Legisation DON E WETSEL  7/19/19  10:09 pm
Opposing Dry Needling Rodger Zeng  7/19/19  10:02 pm
Dry needling Amelia Harris  7/19/19  7:03 pm
Dry needling is not different than Acupuncture Willard Sheppy  7/19/19  6:51 pm
Stop copying acupuncture. Soo Ouk Kim L.Ac.  7/19/19  6:18 pm
No "dry needling" by uneducated and untrained individuals/PT:s, DC;s and so on... Biorient Integrative Clinic/dr Csoka  7/19/19  6:04 pm
Opposition to Dry Needling Dr. Jayne Dabu  7/19/19  5:51 pm
Dry Needling is Acupuncture, not for PT’s Evan Marcus, Five Actions Oriental Medicine LLC  7/19/19  5:41 pm
Dry needling is Sports Acupuncture Esther Moux LAc  7/19/19  4:58 pm
Please stop dry needling! Ashley will  7/19/19  4:37 pm
In favor of Dry Needling for PT's in Virginia. Christopher J. Pilong  7/19/19  2:48 pm
In favor of Dry Needling Janie Schneider  7/19/19  12:03 pm
In favor of PTs utilizing TDN Dr. Amanda Miller, PT, DPT, WCS Progress PT - Midlothian  7/19/19  9:54 am
In favor of PTs using TDN Haven A Lineberry  7/19/19  7:44 am
oppose PT practice dry needling Jennifer Ke  7/19/19  7:18 am
In favor Jake Tanner, PT, DPT  7/19/19  7:02 am
Dry needing is Trigger point Acupuncture.7 states prohibit physical therapists from practicing it Yu Yu,  7/19/19  12:31 am
Stop Dry Needle!!! Alexander Liu, Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Healing Center  7/18/19  11:24 pm
Dry Needling is Acupuncture. Education requirement is needed! (part III) Arthur Yin Fan  7/18/19  10:56 pm
Dry Needling is Acupuncture. Education requirement is needed! (part I) Arthur Yin Fan  7/18/19  10:53 pm
Dry Needling is Acupuncture. Education requirement is needed! (part II) Arthur Yin Fan  7/18/19  10:48 pm
Dry needling is not accupuncture! Nichole Muzina, MPT, OCS  7/18/19  5:44 pm
Dry Needling Regulations Appropriate Brian Britt  7/18/19  5:40 pm
L.A.c Yan Fan  7/18/19  5:37 pm
L.A.c Yan Fan  7/18/19  4:46 pm
Regulations Appropriate for PT Tyler France  7/18/19  4:33 pm
TDN Regulations Appropriate for PT Erik Lineberry  7/18/19  3:18 pm
The proposed dry needling regulations are appropriate. Brice Bhalla  7/18/19  3:17 pm
Dry Needling Regulations are Appropriate Michael Gowen  7/18/19  3:15 pm
Dry Needling regulations are appropriate Joshua Bailey  7/18/19  2:51 pm
By Law, anyone use acupuncture needle without Acupuncture License is illegal practice, please stop Li Sparks  7/18/19  2:44 pm
No Dry Needle use for PT. It’s part of Acupuncture with Professional training! Rui Liu, Jing Ming Health Center  7/18/19  12:39 pm
No Dry Needle use for PT. It’s part of Acupuncture with Professional training! Rui Liu?Jing Ming Health Center  7/18/19  12:38 pm
No license no practice acupuncture/dry needle Sam Huang, AACMA  7/18/19  3:19 am
Only licensed acupuncturist can do dry needling-acupuncture. PT can get extra education and passed t Zhiwei Xu  7/18/19  3:06 am
Dry needling is acupuncture Jenny Ou, AACMA  7/18/19  2:26 am
I strongly oppose dry needling by PT’s with no LAc license & require TCM trainings. Maung W Maung PhD  7/18/19  2:14 am
Opposition to Dry Needling by PT Don Chiu, AACMA  7/18/19  2:14 am
Oppose PT use Dry Needling. Don Chiu, AAVMA  7/18/19  1:58 am
oppose dry needling by PT May Zhong, AACMA  7/18/19  1:44 am
FDA law, it's illegal to use acupuncture needle, a medical device, without an acupuncture license. Wen Zhou Zhong, AACMA  7/18/19  1:15 am
PT want to do acupuncture but no license so they change the name to dry needle. Hua Shu Shen, AACMA, AAPAS  7/18/19  12:24 am
Dry needles originate form acupuncture, which is the undisputed fact Jun Hu, AACMA  7/17/19  11:19 pm
Dry needle is belongs to Acupuncture Dong, Edward  7/17/19  10:27 pm
Over 3000 years ago dry needling was invented. Aishi Needling is the true classical name. Joe Calabria, Calabria Acupuncture  7/17/19  10:10 pm
Dry Needling is Not Acupuncture - they BOTH work in different ways. BBirchett, health patient  7/17/19  9:37 pm
Safety issue is very important to professional health service ! No dry needling for PT! Bolin QIN  7/17/19  6:47 pm
Dry needling lack adequate training Peter SU  7/17/19  5:58 pm
I oppose dry needling, with only few weekends of training to practice. Wan Qing Zhang  7/17/19  5:38 pm
Post dry needle Jenna Betterson  7/17/19  5:13 pm
Nay to dry needling by PT’s Lan Ma  7/17/19  3:41 pm
Dry needle Dan Dommell  7/17/19  2:44 pm
Dry needling is acupuncture Zuobiao Yuan  7/17/19  2:09 pm
Against dry needling for PT Zhendong Che.  7/17/19  1:33 pm
Appropriate training should be specified in the regulations Elaine Wolf Komarow  7/17/19  1:19 pm
Against PT for dry needling practice Binghui Guan  7/17/19  1:02 pm
No dry needling for PT Ying Lin  7/17/19  12:54 pm
Opposition to dry needling Chin-Hwa Huang  7/17/19  12:53 pm
I oppose the practice of performing dry needling, it should be performed by trained people Amy May Fua  7/17/19  12:52 pm
Strong against PT Dry needles Jean Haedrich  7/17/19  12:47 pm
Opposition to Dry Needling Ruth Downey  7/17/19  12:44 pm
Object PT. Use dry needles Hwan chang  7/17/19  12:41 pm
If preform dry needle without studying acupuncture will cause some problems to the patient, Gang Shi  7/17/19  12:32 pm
Dry needling is a part of acupuncture Joe, MacEwan University  7/17/19  12:11 pm
Stop PT to do Dry needling, one kind of Acupuncture Yiming Lin, Lilburn Acupuncture Wellness Center  7/17/19  12:04 pm
Stop PT use Acupuncture “dry needle” Kevin lu LAc CH  7/17/19  11:50 am
Dangerous for dry needling Jiliang Xiao  7/17/19  11:41 am
Dry needles is Acupuncture Xue Li  7/17/19  11:36 am
Dry needling can only be done by licensed acupuncturists. Lavena Chen  7/17/19  11:20 am
Must not delete the statement “clearly statement:dry needle is not acupuncture “ Yawye ltd  7/17/19  11:15 am
Dry needling is not physical therapy professional practice scope CHRITINA RIENTS  7/17/19  11:07 am
Oppose of Dry Needling Practice by PT, Dry Needling is part of Acupuncture Jianqin He  7/17/19  10:34 am
Dry needling is Acupuncture. PT need get training for Acupuncture if they want to do dry needling. Jianfeng Zheng  7/17/19  10:16 am
Dry needling should never be allowed to practice by phototherapist The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture  7/17/19  9:56 am
Needling must be performed by licensed Acupuncture Rong Wu, strongly against dry needling by PT  7/17/19  9:50 am
Dry IS Acupuncture Toni Rittenberg  7/17/19  9:46 am
dry needling by PT Keyvan Shahverdi  7/17/19  9:37 am
We against dry needling. libiao jiao  7/17/19  9:29 am
We strongly against dry needling Yam zhang  7/17/19  9:21 am
Against dry needling done by PT Xiong Chang  7/17/19  8:40 am
Please include educational standards for PT dry needling Victoria J Taylor, Lic Ac,  7/17/19  7:17 am
Strong Opposition to Dry Needling done by PT Bup Lee  7/17/19  12:27 am
Opposition to Dry Needling done by PT Keith Loop, Dr. of Oriental Medicine; The Healing Loop  7/16/19  9:53 pm
Oppose PTs to perform Dry Needling. Rozita Rouzbeh, DAc, Staywell Acupuncture  7/16/19  9:32 pm
Dangerous dry needling Behnam Goudarzi, MD, FCCP, Pulmonologist  7/16/19  9:30 pm
Opposed to Regulations for PT Dry Needling/Please Veto!!!!! Rebecca Reynolds A-A-Acupuncture & Wellness  7/16/19  7:56 pm
Oppose PT learning Dry Needling Evan Marcus  7/16/19  7:30 pm
In favor Bryan Esherick, DPT  7/11/19  1:11 pm
Support for new proposed training requirements for dry needling Bruce Linnell  7/10/19  11:06 am
Concerns over dry needling for Physical Therapists Alexandra Watkins  7/6/19  11:10 am
PT's Training for Dry Needling Katie Clifton  7/5/19  1:51 pm
For PT's dry needling with sufficient training Dr. Beth Scott, PT, DPT  6/27/19  10:22 pm
For dry needling Brittany A  6/21/19  4:41 pm
In support of physical therapists performing dry needling Doug Erickson  6/19/19  9:14 am
Oppositon to PT perfom dry needling Nada Acupuncture  6/18/19  6:01 pm
Opposition to dry needling by PTs Kim Nguyen  6/18/19  8:17 am

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