The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain

Dry Needling in Physical Therapy

Scope of Practice

Regulations Directory

Regulations to be able to use needles in physiotherapy practice vary per jurisdiction. Before applying to become certified as a Gunn IMS practitioner, please verify that you are authorized to perform dry needling in your locale.


Search directory below to check status for scope of practice per country, province, or state.


CANADA


NATIONAL

Acupuncture Canada

https://www.acupuncturecanada.org/about-us/code-of-professional-practice/


CANADIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION - ATLANTIC PROVINCES 

Branches

https://physiotherapy.ca/branches-0


Canadian Council of Physiotherapy

List of University Programs

http://www.physiotherapyeducation.ca/CanadianPrograms.html


CANADA - REGIONAL


ALBERTA

Health Quality Council of Alberta 2014 

https://www.physiotherapyalberta.ca/xchange/research_reports_studies/needling_safety_study


BRITISH COLUMBIA

College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia - CPTBC

https://cptbc.org/physical-therapists/acupunture-andor-dry-needling-roster/

https://bcphysio.org/


MANITOBA

https://www.manitobaphysio.com/acupuncture-dry-needling-practice-direction-update

https://mbphysio.org/physiotherapy/scope-of-practice

https://mbphysio.org/


NEW BRUNSWICK

https://cptnb.ca/en/legislation/

http://www.nbphysioassociation.net/


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

https://nlphysiotherapyassociation.com/


NORTHWEST TERRITORIES / NUNAVUT

https://physiotherapy.ca/northwest-territoriesnunavut


NOVA SCOTIA

https://nsphysio.com/

http://www.physiotherapyns.ca/


ONTARIO

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/91p37

https://opa.on.ca/


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

https://physiotherapy.ca/prince-edward-island-physiotherapy-association


QUEBEC

(ARTICLE 17)

https://oppq.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/OPPQ-CahierExplicatif-eng-nov2018.pdf


SASKATCHEWAN

https://www.scpt.org/site/dryneedling?nav=sidebar

http://saskphysio.org/


YUKON 

http://www.community.gov.yk.ca/physiotherapists/index.html

https://physiotherapy.ca/cpa-yukon



USA

USA - NATIONAL

American Physical Therapy Association APTA

http://www.apta.org/StateIssues/DryNeedling/

PAPER

https://www.apta.org/StateIssues/DryNeedling/ResourcePaper/


ALL STATES - DIRECTORY KINETICORE

https://www.kinetacore.com/about/scope-of-practice/


USA - REGIONAL


ARIZONA

https://ptboard.az.gov/board-action-dry-needling-sb-1154-rules


ILLINOIS

Administrative Code

http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/068/06801340sections.html

Physical Therapy Act

http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1319&ChapAct=225%26nbsp%3BILCS%26nbsp%3B90%2F&ChapterID=24&ChapterName=PROFESSIONS+AND+OCCUPATIONS&ActName=Illinois+Physical+Therapy+Act%2E


MARYLAND

Code of Regulations - Chapter 12 Dry Needling

https://health.maryland.gov/bphte/Pages/comar.aspx


NEBRASKA

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_crlindex.aspx

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Licensure/Documents/AGOpinionOnDryNeedling.pdf


WASHINGTON - WA 

Sunrise Reviews A-Z Directory

https://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/ProgramsandServices/HealthSystemsQualityAssurance/SunriseReviews/AZList#P


WASHINGTON - DC

DC Municipal Regulations for Physical Therapy

https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/physical-therapy-licensing


ARTICLE - HEALTHLINE 

Acupuncturists and Physical Therapists Declare War Over ‘Dry Needling’ 2016

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/acupuncturists-declare-war-over-dry-needling#1




INTERNATIONAL BRIDGING PROGRAMS


Internationally Educated Physical Therapy / Physiotherapy Bridging Programs


The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators

https://www.alliancept.org/bridging-programs/


University of British Columbia

http://iepbc.ca/

https://bcphysio.org/internationally-educated-physiotherapists-iep


University of Toronto

https://oiepb.utoronto.ca/


University of Montreal

https://readaptation.umontreal.ca/etudes/formation-en-physiotherapie/programme-de-qualification-pour-physiotherapeutes-qpp/


Yukon

http://www.yukoniehp.ca/prof_physiotherapists.php



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