Senate Bill 1154 passed and legislatively added dry needling to the scope of practice for physical therapists. Please read this statement by the Arizona Board of Physical Therapy:

On July 24, 2014, the provisions of SB 1154 became law and now require the Board to create rules to establish training and education standards that physical therapists must meet before performing the intervention on patients.

To visit the website for the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy, and to get a complete list of their rules and regulations for dry needling, click here.

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.

For more information on KinetaCore’s dry needling courses, see our Course Descriptions under the Courses tab, above.