The New Jersey State Attorney General and physical therapy licensing board have directed physical therapy practices to phase out dry needling treatments by December 2017. This pain relief technique stimulates trigger points to relieve muscle pain. This decision affects several hundred of the 11,000 physical therapists in New Jersey.
Are Randolph PRWC patients affected?
No. If you’re seeing one of our PTs for dry needling, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll seamlessly transition you to one of our licensed acupuncturists who will be completely familiar with your diagnosis and treatment plan. They have the skills, background, and experience to continue your treatment.
How will this affect other medical practices?
If dry needling has been helpful for you but your clinic does not have licensed acupuncturists on staff, you should refer yourself to a practice with a licensed acupuncturist who can continue your treatment.
It’s possible some physical therapists will suggest dropping your dry needling therapy so that they can retain you as a client, but if your treatment is working we would suggest simply finding the appropriate licensed provider to continue it.
We’ve got you covered.
Since Randolph Pain Relief & Wellness Center is a multidisciplinary pain relief center, we offer an array of non-surgical treatments — physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, massage therapy and minimally invasive pain relief. Our business isn’t tied to just one type of treatment that may or may not be right for you.
If another type of treatment would work better, we’ll let you know… and if you have questions, please ask your provider! We believe the best patient is a fully-informed patient.