Currently Georgia has approved Dry Needling for Physical Therapists!

As of March, 2012, the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy ruled that dry needling is within the scope of practice of physical therapy.  HB 145 and SB 135 were responsible for legislatively adding dry needling to the PT scope of practice, making them the first in the nation to do so.
Unique to the state of Georgia is the requirement that clinicians take 50 hours of on-site education before adding dry needling to patient treatment.  Please contact us for information on how our course series can be taken to meet this requirement.

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.