Rhode Island Status on Dry Needling for Physical Therapy


 

Dry Needling is accepted internationally as a tool of physical therapy.

Physical Therapy clinicians throughout the country are working with their state boards to gain acceptance of this technique.

Rhode Island Status on Dry Needling

As of May 2012 the Rhode Island board has ruled in favor of Physical Therapists performing Dry Needling.  If you would like more information we recommend contacting the board for confirmation.  Click here to visit Rhode Island's Chapter of the APTA web page.

KinetaCore serves only as an educational resource to clinicians and does not make any claim on professional licensure.  It is always the practitioner's responsibility to determine what is within their scope of practice.  Participants are allowed to learn any technique through continuing education, but whether or not they can use this technique in their patient practice is determined by current licensing bodies.   KinetaCore is a strong advocate of advancing the field of physical therapy and will encourage physical therapists to continue to be advocates for their profession.

If you have specific questions about your scope of practice, please contact your licensing board.  KinetaCore recommends each practitioner be knowledgeable in their licensing body's current decisions and rulings.

For further information and experience with KinetaCore's Functional Dry Needling® we invite you to attend one of our Level 1 FDN training courses.

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