Dry Needling Rulings

Idaho

Is Dry Needling Legal in Idaho?
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  • In August 2009, the Board of Idaho did not approve dry needling, "based upon the fact that trigger point dry needling is an invasive procedure, and invasive procedures are not within the physical therapy scope of practice," even though invasive electromyography and nerve conduction studies can be performed by Idaho physical therapists.
  • In February 2018, the Idaho Board of Physical Therapy approved dry needling by physical therapists.