On June 13, 2015, the Kansas Board of Healing Arts offered the following ‘no opinion’ to the Kansas Physical Therapy Association in their public meeting.
Following the return of a “no opinion” by the healing arts board on June 13, 2015, it appears that qualified physical therapists in Kansas may perform dry needling as part of physical therapy services. The board carefully stated its opinion in an open public meeting, and specifically left it to the legislature to change the law if it desires. As with all services we provide to our patients/clients, we must first become competent before we begin to practice them. KPTA quickly established and communicated best practice standards for recommended education and training for its members. KPTA’s role in establishing standards necessary to protect the public has been validated through legal consultation.
Please visit the Kansas Physical Therapy Association website by clicking 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. 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.