Physical therapists in Florida finally can use dry needling in their clinics. Towards the end of June 2020, Governor DeSantis signed bill HB 467 into law making dry needling by physical therapists legal in the State of Florida! After a long legal battle managed by Tad P. Fisher, CEO of the Florida Physical Therapy Association, the legal team of Cynthia Mikos, and many others, patients in Florida finally will have access to dry needling. The Florida Board of Physical Therapy is finalizing the dry needling criteria.
Thinking about learning dry needling in Florida? Myopain Seminars is “the obvious choice.” Myopain Seminars President Jan Dommerholt and Senior Instructor Rob Stanborough have worked hard with the Florida APTA to get dry needling approved in the Sunshine State. In 2018, Jan was the main expert witness for the Florida APTA and was not only deposed but also was one of the key advocates in favor of dry needling for PTs in Florida during Administrative Court Hearings before the Honorable Lawrence P. Stevenson.
As expected, now that dry needling has been approved, several course providers are advertising their DN courses in Florida. How interesting that they were nowhere to be seen when it was time to stand up for our profession and testify and argue before the judge!
Rob Stanborough, DN instructor with Myopain Seminars, and one of the owners of First Coast Rehabilitation in St. Augustine has been promoting dry needling for many years and became the first PT who legally was allowed to use DN in Florida.
Jan Dommerholt, President/CEO of Myopain Seminars, was one of the key content experts during the administrative court hearings back in 2018. “I can’t thank you enough Jan for all your help,” says Tad Fisher. For more information about the process, see our blog Mr. Bibbey Strikes Again.
Very knowledgable instructors and great clinical applications! Materials were presented in a way that made me confident using these techniques!
Dr. John Gray, PT, DPT, Panama City Beach, FL
Since dry needling was approved in Florida, Myopain Seminars has started teaching several dry needling courses in St. Augustine at the offices of our partner First Coast Rehabilitation.
Recently, we added two more course locations in Crestview, FL and Ft. Lauderdale, FL:
- In Crestview, our partner is “FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center” and the Myopain Seminars Dry Needling course program will start on October 16-18, 2020 (DN-1), November 20-22, 2020 (DN-2), and January 22-24, 2021 (DN-3).
- In Ft. Lauderdale, our partner “Santiso Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine” will be hosting the Myopain Seminars Dry Needling courses, starting on November 13-15, 2020 (DN-1), December 11-13, 2020 (DN-2), and February 5-7, 2020 (DN-3).
|DN-1||October 16-18, 2020||Crestview, FL|
|November 13-15, 2020||Ft. Lauderdale, FL|
|DN-2||October 2-4, 2020||St. Augustine, FL|
|October 16-18, 2020||St. Augustine, FL|
|November 20-22, 2020||Crestview, FL|
|December 11-13, 2020||Ft. Lauderdale, FL|
|DN-3||December 4-6, 2020||St. Augustine, FL|
|January 22-24, 2021||Crestview, FL|
|February 5-7, 2021||Ft. Lauderdale, FL|
During the next two decades, Jan has testified in many states to advocate for the scope of PT practice and dry needling, such as Virginia (2006), Colorado (2007), the District of Columbia (2009), Maryland (2009 – onwards), Michigan (2009), Delaware (2009), Oregon (2010), Georgia (2009), North Carolina (2010), Mississippi (2012), Washington (2016), and Florida (2018).
The DN course was hands down the best CEU course I have taken. The material is directly applicable to my patient population and I can see how I will apply it in the future!
Dr. Delilah Balding, PT, DPT, St. Augustine, FL.