|Action||Practice of dry needling|
|Comment Period||Ends 7/26/2019|
The only thing acupuncture and dry needling by a PT have in common is the tool. The assessment technique, treatment technique and intended outcomes of dry needling are completely different from acupuncture administered by a licensed acupuncturist.
As far as education and readiness, PTs have years of training regarding anatomy and physiology, and dry needling is completely safe following intensive training.