Can massage therapist do dry needling?

Some healthcare professionals, such as physical therapists and massage therapists, receive some training in dry needling.

Who can learn dry needling?

No prerequisites are needed for this three-day 27-hour dry needling course; however, registrants must be a licensed PT, ATC, DC, MD, DO, NP, PA, OT, or acupuncturist in their respective state or country.

How often should you get dry needling?

How many sessions of dry needling will I need? Results’ dry needling patients average 2-3 sessions, and will not use more than 5-6 except in rare circumstances. Often we will use dry needling once or twice per week out of 2-3 visits.

Why is dry needling illegal in some states?

Mark Shropshire noted that the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapists has made a position statement that dry needling is within the scope of practice of physical therapy. California; Nevada; Tennessee; and Florida do not allow this technique within the scope of practice within physical therapy

What happens when dry needling hits a nerve?

Dry needling, on the other hand, induces both a vascular (blood flow) and neurogenic (nerve) response that desensitizes the inflamed nerves and regenerates tissue, thereby alleviating pain in the soft tissue and restoring mobility.

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