Currently, the state of California has ruled against physical therapists performing dry needling. However, we do recommend contacting your board to voice your interest in adding this technique to the physical therapy scope of practice and for patients everywhere who can benefit from it.
Click here for California’s Physical Therapy Association 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.
For further information and experience with KinetaCore’s Functional Dry Needling® we would like to invite you to attend one of our Level 1 FDN training courses.