Dry Needling Critical Event Management Practice Guideline

Physiotherapists who perform dry needling must ensure plans are in place to manage any critical or unexpected events (including adverse events). When developing plans for managing dry needling critical events, physiotherapists must consider safety literature and resources describing adverse events of dry needing. 

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FAQ: Dry Needling Adverse Events

To support physiotherapist’s communication with patients about the risks of dry needling, questions about adverse events associated with acupuncture and trigger point needling are answered. 

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Patient Information: Acupuncture

This brochure provides patients with general information about this type of needling practice.

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Patient Information: IMS/Trigger Point Dry Needling

This brochure provides patients with general information about this type of needling practices.

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Reference List for Dry Needling Safety Practice Supports

A list of references used to develop the suite of dry needling material and resources.

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