Check out this article co-authored by Primal’s own JJ Thomas. She was featured as a task force member, and a key contributor to an FSBPT Competency study focused on Dry Needling. Check out the abstract below or click the link to review the full publication.
Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by a physical therapist using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/or underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and functions for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disability. Since 2010, jurisdictions have sought information from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) regarding the ability of physical therapists (PTs) to perform dry needling; however, no publically available studies have explicitly examined what PTs must know and be able to do to perform dry needling safely and effectively. To provide its members with objective, professionally developed guidance, FSBPT sponsored a practice analysis of the competencies required of physical therapists to perform dry needling. Competencies are measurable or observable knowledge, skills, and/or abilities an individual must possess to perform a job competently.
Read the full article here: http://dig.abclocal.go.com/wtvd/docs/111915-wtvd-hum-report.pdf