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Legislative Action

Despite our warning, the Arizona Senate today voted 21-6-3 on SB1154, moving this legislation that increases the danger to public health to the House.

It is vital to consumer safety that you encourage everyone you know to help convince the Arizona House of Representatives to strip the Dry Needling Amendments from SB1154 by writing their Representatives and signing our Move.On petition!Filed Under: Legislation · Tagged:

Physical Therapy declare “dry needling” is in scope

The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy met today and decided to adopt “dry needling” into their scope of practice. However, only the legislature can expand the scope of practice of a profession, and therefore the ASBPT has acted outside of their protocol as a regulatory agency.

As a profession we must prepare to move forward. Please support our efforts to protect our community as we continue to raise money for legislative and legal efforts. $25 or $50 per month from each practitioner will go a long way to covering our costs. Donations can be made through AZSOMA earmarked “Dry Needling Fund” or directly to CAAS.

In The News

Many media outlets were present at the ASBPT meeting today and will be airing stories this evening and on their websites. Please go to the stations’ websites and watch the videos and make comments.

AZCentral has this article: 

As of yet, the websites have not been updated, however TV segments on this issue will have aired tonight as follows:

CBS Channel 5 – 5:30pm newscast, around 5:40pm

ABC Channel 15 – 6pm newscast

FOX Channel 10 – 6pm newscast

The NPR Radio interview will air Wednesday morning on local Arizona stations.

The KFYI 550AM Radio interview will air possibly this afternoon or in the morning.

The Arizona Republic will be conducting interviews in the next day or so for a story.

Fountain Hills Times newspaper’s article comes out this Friday. The reporter elected not to interview anyone.Filed Under: Legislation · Tagged: dry-needling

Legislative Alert: Dry Needling!

AzSOMA is addressing the issue of dry needling in the state of Arizona. There are several physical therapists performing needling with as little as 24 hours of training. Despite being called “Dry Needling” it is still Acupuncture as defined by State Law. The public is at risk from insufficiently trained practitioners. Help us stop this unsafe practice. CONTACT AzSOMA. Also