|Action||Practice of dry needling|
|Comment Period||Ended on 7/26/2019|
To include dry needling into the scope of practice by physical therapists is unnecessarily to expose the public to serious and potentially hazardous risks. Because of this we feel a duty to inform legislators and regulating bodies about the inherent danger to the public of this practice.
Therefore, the AAMA strongly believes that, for the health and safety of the blic, this procedure should be performed only by practitioners with extensive training and familiarity with routine use of needles in their practice and who are duly licensed to perform these procedures, such as licensed medical physicians or licensed acupuncturists. In our experience and medical opinion, it is inadvisable legally to expand the scope of physical therapists to include dry needling as part of their practice.
December 9, 2014
Updated February 2, 2016
Board of Directors of AAMA