In order to ensure continuity of care for the patients we treat, the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners ruled today to allow a grace period tentatively set until Jan 31, 2018 before PT’s must stop performing dry needling in NJ in accordance of the NJ Attorney General opinion recently released. After numerous patients testified, it became apparent to the BPTE members that an undo hardship is being passed upon the consumers of NJ currently benefiting from dry needling performed by their physical therapist. The hardship would require these patients to travel long distances to Delaware or Connecticut where physical therapists are allowed to perform this procedure.
This grace period will allow the American Physical Therapy Association of NJ to push for permanent legislative relief and place the procedure of dry needling within the statutes of the Physical Therapy Practice Act. Stay tuned for more information as it develops.
All 3 Physical Therapists at db Ortho PT are trained in this skilled technique that has help hundreds of patients improve their functional levels.