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Idaho Physical Therapy Dry Needling
Dry Needling: A skilled intervention performed by a physical therapist that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying neural, muscular, and connective tissues for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain and movement impairments.
Required Education and Training
A PT, with at least one (1) year of practice as a licensed PT, may perform dry needling upon successful completion of education and training in dry needling that meets the following requirements:
Only a PT can practice Dry Needling. Cannot be delegated.
Upon request by the Board, a PT must produce documentation of having satisfied the education and training requirements.
Prior to performing dry needling on a patient, the PT must provide the patient with information that includes a definition and description of the practice of dry needling and a description of the risks, benefits, and potential side effects of dry needling and obtain the patient’s written consent to treatment, which documentation must be maintained as part of the patient record.