In January 2008, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners determined that dry needling is within the scope of physical therapy practice.
On May 9, 2016, the Attorney General of Texas, Mr. Ken Paxton, issued a ruling that “A court would likely conclude that the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners has authority to determine that trigger point dry needling is within the scope of practice of physical therapy”. The opinion was requested by Mr. Allen Cline, the Chairman of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners.
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