“Currently, the State of Michigan has not ruled for or against physical therapists performing dry needling, but this issue has been presented to the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy (aka Licensure Board) by the MPTA. The MPTA is working on strategies to help add this technique to the physical therapy scope of practice in Michigan.”
– Michael Shoemaker, MPTA President


Click here for a link to the MPTA website.


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.