Dry Needling Rulings

District of Columbia

Is Dry Needling Legal in the District of Columbia?
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  • After the District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy approved dry needling to be within the scope of physical therapy practice in November 2009, the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) prepared a letter to the District of Columbia Medical Board objecting to dry needling by physical therapists.
  • The DC Board of Physical therapy issued a "Policy Statement: Guidance On Dry Needling In The Practice Of Physical Therapy" on May 17, 2010.