New York has made a statement against physical therapists performing dry needling. We have communicated with the New York State Board to overturn the decision, as the scope of practice does not deny dry needling but the board ruled in 2007 that therapists will not perform it as of now, and they may revisit the topic at a later time.
Visit NYSED.GOV and the Office of Professions’ page on Physical Therapy. We encourage practitioners to be knowledgeable in current proceedings and rulings regarding physical therapy licensure.
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.