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Dry Needling UPDATE – September 2017

New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners ruled to allow a grace period before PT’s are required to stop performing dry needling. The grace period ends on August 31, 2017.

What does this mean?

Until further notice, Physical therapists in the state of New Jersey cannot practice any form of Dry Needling.

What is the next step?

The APTA of NJ is working to get Dry Needling included in the Physical Therapy Practice Act.

We are hopeful that our practice of Dry Needling will continue in the near future. Check out this recent ruling in North Carolina HERE.


The NJAPTA is making excellent progress with fighting for our right to perform dry needling here in New Jersey however your support is needed. Please go to the following link and help the Physical Therapy  Professional Legislative Action Network (PT PLAN) by donating as much as you can.

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