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Georgia PT Dry Needling
Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by a physical therapist using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and functions for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disability for preventative and therapeutic purposes.
Prior to performing dry needling, the PT must consult with a physician or physician assistant.
Dry Needling Course Requirements
A physical therapist has demonstrated specific and competent education and training when the licensee has submitted the following documentation to the Board:
At the time of license renewal, each licensed physical therapist approved to perform dry needling shall attest that he or she is practicing dry needling in the state of Georgia in accordance to the rules and regulations of the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 490-9-.05