About Our Team

Sue Falsone

Sue Falsone

Born in Buffalo, NY, Sue received a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. She continued her education by earning a master's degree in human movement science, with a concentration in sports medicine, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sue has presented at state, national and international level conferences in areas focusing on pillar strength, integration of physical therapy and performance training, and comprehensive kinetic chain assessment and rehabilitation. She's a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS), a certified athletic trainer (ATC), certified orthopedic manual therapist for the spine (COMT) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is a registered yoga teacher through the yoga alliance (RYT-200).

Sue worked at Athletes' Performance for 13 years, last serving as the Vice President of Performance Physical Therapy and Team Sport. She worked with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 6 years, last serving as head athletic trainer and physical therapist. She holds the distinction of being the first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the United States (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA).

She served as Head of Athletic Training and Sport Performance with US Soccer's Men's National Team.

She was named a Distinguished Alumni at Daemen College and has been inducted into her high school's Athletic Hall of Fame (Kenmore West).
Her philosophy includes looking at the athlete as a whole person, working with the entire body to create an optimal environment for healing and performance training.

Ashley Rice

Ashley Rice

With a Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training, Ashley has recently ventured into new opportunities working as Sue’s Executive Assistant for Structure & Function, and treating people privately under her own company ACE Movement, LLC. Ashley is passionate about clinical work and education and is excited to propel the possibilities of how effective dry needling can be to your practice! To learn more about what Ashley does clinically, please check out www.acemovementaz.com.

Magdalena Zarroli

Magdalena Zarroli

Maggie Zarroli currently serves as Structure & Function’s marketing Assistant. She received a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from the W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She has joined the Structure & Function team to pursue her passion for marketing. She is excited to build the brand and share with everyone how effective Structure & Function education can be to your practice! You can reach Maggie at maggie.sfdn@gmail.com

Lindsay Becker

Lindsay Becker

Lindsay Becker, DPT, SCS, CSCS, CGFI-M3 is the Owner and Director of Performance at Buckeye Performance Golf in Columbus, Ohio. Lindsay graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University after completing her undergraduate work in Medical Dietetics at The Ohio State University. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy specializing in movement evaluation and correction. Lindsay works extensively with golfers, utilizing 3D motion analysis and movement evaluation to address physical and swing limitations. Lindsay works with the prestigious Muirfield Village Golf Club to provide rehabilitation and performance services to members as well as Tour players during the annual Memorial Tournament. Lindsay is an instructor with Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Titleist Performance Institute and has taught extensively both nationally and internationally. She has written several peer-reviewed publications and chapters on golf injuries, hip pathologies, and movement screening. Lindsay started using dry needling several years ago with her Tour players, and it has become a primary modality in her toolbox for the treatment of pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction in patients of all ages and levels of sport. To find out more about Lindsay Becker you can visit her website www.buckeyeperformancegolf.com .

Erik Marsh

Erik Marsh

Erik Marsh is in his 23rd season as the athletic trainer for the Falcon hockey team, and 30th year overall in the athletic training career field. He has been active with USA Hockey since 2011 as well.

Erik came to the Air Force Academy in 1994 after serving as an assistant trainer at Army for one year working with the 150-pound football team and gymnastics. Marsh spent five years as a student athletic trainer at Iowa State and two years as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma, where he worked with the football, wrestling and baseball teams.

The native of Parker, Colo., earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education/sports medicine from Iowa State in 1991. While at ISU, he played for the Cyclone lacrosse team as an attackman. He then earned his master’s degree in sports management from Oklahoma in 1993.

In August 2006, Erik finished the Pikes Peak Ascent, a 13-mile run to the top of Colorado’s famous mountain. The ascent has a vertical climb of more than 7,800 feet to the summit at an elevation of 14,110 feet above sea level. Erik also enjoys fishing and playing the guitar.

A 1986 graduate of Ponderosa High School, Erik, his wife, Shannon, and daughter, Abby, reside in Palmer Lake.

Brian Hortz, PhD AT

Brian Hortz, PhD AT

Dr. Brian Hortz has been a part of the athletic training staff at Denison University since 1995. He was the Head Athletic Trainer from 1997-2010 and is currently the Director of Sports Medicine. Dr. Hortz's interest in sports medicine began when he was an undergraduate at Denison where he graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in physical education with a concentration in sports medicine. Upon graduation from Denison, Dr. Hortz pursued a master's degree in sports medicine from Ohio University while spending one year as the head athletic trainer at Crooksville High School. Dr. Hortz then continued his post-graduate studies at The Ohio State University where he completed his doctoral degree in Exercise Science.

Dr. Hortz's primary responsibilities at Denison University include being a professor in Denison's Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Studies Major, as well as directing the sports medicine program at Denison. In addition to his professorial duties and on-field work with Denison athletes, Hortz also serves as an Assistant Director of Athletics.  Hortz started using dry needling several years ago with his athletes, and it has become a primary treatment modality with many of the collegiate and high performance athletes he treats. He has taught several courses with and for Sue Falsone in the past.

Sue Falsone in the Media

Karen P says:

Sue’s knowledge of dry needling and excellent teaching ability make this technique accessible and safe

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