Dry Needling Rulings

Vermont

Is Dry Needling Legal in Vermont?
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  • In February 2012, the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation issued a statement that dry needling is within the scope of physical therapy in that state.
  • On June 12, 2015, the Vermont Acupuncture Association filed a complaint with the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation, alleging that eleven Vermont physical therapists would have engaged in the unauthorized practice of acupuncture by using trigger point dry needling.
  • On June 22, 2015, the Office of Regulation replied pointing out that “under the existing law, the OPR believes that physical therapists reasonably may practice TDN if appropriately trained and experienced, and if the therapy is reasonably indicated for the relief of an impairment of physical movement”.