Florida Board Votes AGAINST FCA's Dry Needling Declaratory Statement in 4-2 Vote

November 11, 2023

The Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine recently found itself at the center of a contentious debate surrounding the practice of dry needling by chiropractors. The controversy began when the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) requested a Declaratory Ruling to determine whether dry needling falls within the scope of chiropractic practice in the state. The Initial DecisionThe board's vote, which signaled that dry needling is not within the scope of chiropractic practice, should have brought closure to the matter. Roberts, a board member and Past President of the Florida Chiropractic Association, has faced scrutiny for promoting dry needling on his practice's website - even after the recent vote. Board member Anthony Oliverio DC revealed that this expansion includes injectables, muscle relaxers, steroid packs, dry needling, and trigger point injections.

The source of this news is from Chronicle of Chiropractic