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Get Certified in Dry Needling & Joint Manipulation: Earn Your Intricate Art Manual Therapy Certification

Get Certified in Dry Needling & Joint Manipulation: Earn Your Intricate Art Manual Therapy Certification

Getting certified in dry needling is easy with Intricate Art Spine & Body Solutions. Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors, Medical Doctors, Osteopaths, Athletic Trainers, and any other medical professional who is able to perform dry needling per their state board, are welcome in our courses. Our seminars are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association, state subchapters of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) (including FL, LA, NJ, OH, TN, TX, MN, NV), the Board of Athletic Training (BOC), and numerous state chiropractic boards.

All the national boards, as well as individual states within those fields, have different requirements regarding the amount of dry needling education needed to begin treating patients. The requirements range from “some type of training,” to 80 hours, and everything in between. The best way to ensure you know what is required by your board or state certifying agency is to contact them directly. Regardless of your individual requirement, Intricate Art Spine & Body Solutions offers all the classes you need.

Check out our state certification page for specific approval numbers and more information:

Who Can Get Certified?

Physical Therapists: Physical Therapists (PT’s) can get certified in every state except NY, OR, CA, & HI. Dry needling in New Jersey and Washington state was recently approved and our courses satisfy the 80 hours of required certification in New Jersey and the 75 hours in Washington. We are in the process approval for an online CE course that will meet the requirement in New Jersey stating practitioners must complete at least 10 hours of CE pertaining to dry needling, per 2-year license renewal period to maintain their dry needling abilities.. New York is going to approve dry needling in 2024 and California is planning to approve in 2025.

As of January 1, 2020, the FSBPT (Pro cert.) and the APTA no longer approve CE courses. Physical Therapy is one of the few medical professions that does not currently have a national certifying agency for continuing education. As a result, state requirements in regards to CE courses are frequently changing and we recommend you confirm with your state board to ensure our courses are approved. We will request approval upon request for the states we are not approved in.

Currently, states either:

  1. Require their own approval (8 states): FL, LA, NJ, OH, TN, TX, MN, and NV
  2. Accept courses approved by any other state sub-chapter of the APTA (42 states), which all 7 (4 dry needling + 3 manipulation) of our courses have. Confirm with your state board in regards to CE approval requirements.

Physical Therapy Assistants: PTA’s can needle in KY, OK, & TX.

Occupational Therapists: Occupational Therapists (OT’s) can needle in AL, GA, IN, MD, MI OH, OK, TX, TN, & WY, I believe. Don’t hold me to that as the rules are constantly changing and the AOTA has no general listing of states where needling is allowed. 3 of our courses are currently approved by the AOTA. We will submit for approval for DN3 upon request.

Chiropractors: DC’s can needle in most states. A few states require a chiropractic acupuncture certification, which we do not provide. All our dry needling courses are approved by the Nevada Board of Chiropractic Physicians.

Athletic Trainers: All our courses are approved by the BOC.

Physician’s Assistants: Many states allow PA’s to needle. Check with your state board for requirements.

MD’s: All MD’s are able to perform dry needling, as far as I know. Check with your state board for any requirements.

Nurses: Some nursing degrees, depending on the state, allow for the practice of dry needling. Check with your state board for any requirements.

Who is Intricate Art?

Intricate Art is a small business operated by Jason, brining his years of traveling, experience, and following his passion to each class he teaches. From the laid-back nature of the classes to the highly enriched knowledge our students gain, students will come away with more than just credentials.

We are dedicated to providing a unique experience for our students through personalized courses, small class sizes, and different perspectives on all aspects of dry needling and spinal manipulation. We offer 3 unique certifications: 1) Intricate Art Manual Therapy Certification (IAMTC: 138 hours). 2) Intricate Art Dry Needling Certified Specialist (IADN Cert. Specialist: 86 hours). 3) Intricate Art Dry Needling certification (IADN cert: 54 hours).

At Intricate Art, we feel our approach is the most enjoyable, beneficial and productive form of instruction. It improves learning, application, and therefore, patient outcome.

We provide full time, permanent access to ourselves for all our students regarding any questions following courses. It is beneficial for students to have someone to speak with, text or email regarding certain patient cases or other questions. This provides improved safety, confidence and application for new needlers and manipulators, significantly improving the learning curve.

All students receive FREE, permanent access to all class materials, including instructional videos.

Dry Needling is the most powerful tool physical therapists have at their disposal, especially when combined with joint manipulation. Hence, that is what we teach. Dry Needling is one of the most powerful tools in all of medicine to treat a plethora of impairments, especially neuromusculoskeletal ones. Needling has a profound, stunning regulatory effect on the autonomic nervous system (ANS), almost regardless of how it is performed. Thoughtfully performed needling has a stronger, more consistent homeostatic effect on the ANS than any other medical treatment I am aware of. Every medical impairment is accompanied by a dysfunctional ANS, and every medical impairment improves with a more homeostatic ANS.

Check out our blog page to learn more about dry needling, joint manipulation, and how to combine them together to regulate the ANS and improve health:

Let me know if anyone has any questions about anything or if you would like to sign up for or host a class. Thanks.