Structure & Function: Education Courses

Our courses are developed by Sue Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT. Current science and research will be presented, along with a vast amount of clinical experience and pearls Sue has gained from holding positions such as Head Athletic Trainer of the LA Dodgers and Head Athletic Trainer of the US Men’s National Soccer Team, allowing immediate application into the clinicians’ professional practice. Classes are taught throughout the country and registration to these courses is limited.

Structure and Function Education is an authorized educator of the Fascial Manipulation® Method by Stecco. The Fascial Manipulation® Method is a manual therapy that has been developed by Luigi Stecco PT, in collaboration with his children Carla Stecco and Antonio Stecco (both MDs, PhDs)

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Structure & Function: Education Courses

Our courses are developed by Sue Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT. Current science and research will be presented, along with a vast amount of clinical experience and pearls Sue has gained from holding positions such as Head Athletic Trainer of the LA Dodgers and Head Athletic Trainer of the US Men’s National Soccer Team, allowing immediate application into the clinicians’ professional practice. Classes are taught throughout the country and registration to these courses is limited.

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Tempe, AZ starting on November 6, 2021 you can learn the Advanced Dry Needling Concepts for Pelvic Health. This is a 16 hour lab-based course where the clinician will learn both diagnosis-based and symptomatic approaches to management of pelvic health disorders in men and women. Dry needling treatment strategies are presented that have shown favorable clinical outcomes in patients with urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vulvodynia, constipation and regional nerve involvement.

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November 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am November 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm MST

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Advanced Dry Needling Concepts for Pelvic Health in Tempe, AZ – November 6, 2021
$ 895.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and Attendance Policy: Prior to 30 days from the registered course, a participant may receive a refund of the full tuition minus 20% for administrative fees. Prior to 30 days from the registered course, a participant may transfer their tuition to another scheduled course with no extra fees applied. If less than 30 days to a registered course, the participant will not be eligible for a refund, but can transfer funds to another scheduled course for no additional fees. Structure & Function reserves the right to cancel any course, although every effort will be made to not allow that to happen. If a course is cancelled, the participant will be entitled to a full refund or be allowed to transfer the funds to another scheduled course. Structure & Function will not be financially responsible for any airfare, hotel or any other personal travel expenses if a course is cancelled.

Prior to registering for a course, make sure you are able to attend the entire weekend. Once you have purchased a course registration, you are required to attend the entire weekend.  Exceptions to this rule will not be allowed. See the cancellation and attendance policy for more details.

Course Description

In this 16-hour hands-on course, the clinician will learn both the diagnosis-based and symptomatic approaches to management of pelvic health disorders in men and women. Advanced dry needling strategies will be presented that have shown favorable clinical outcomes in patients with urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vulvodynia, constipation, urinary retention, dyspareunia, episiotomy scarring, testicular pain, pudendal neuralgia, anismus and painful intercourse. Orthopedic and fascial connections will be considered in explaining systemic diseases. Thoughtful comprehensive treatment strategies will be offered to help guide the practitioner managing this difficult patient population. In addition, dry needling for the pregnant patient will be discussed and guidelines for optimal outcomes will be considered. 

Participants need to feel comfortable partially exposing their perineum for observation, palpation and needling. Coccyx manipulation externally and via the rectum will be taught and pelvic mobilization techniques reviewed. A written case study of a current or former challenging pelvic health patient must be completed and presented in class, and will be counted as your practical exam. 

Course prerequisites
  • SFDN1 – Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sports Performance
  • Medical licensing
    • Physical Therapists
    • Medical Doctors
    • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Physician Assistants
    • Registered Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • If you do not see your healthcare profession listed, or practice outside of the United States, please contact us for more information.
  • Complete all required reading.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip course is taken prior to Pelvic Floor course due to flow of course content but is NOT required. Please contact us for any questions prior to registration.

For details see the complete course description.

What you need to know about this course?
  • This is a 2-day in-person training course.
  • You must be present both days.
What you will learn in this course?
  • Learn both diagnosis-based and symptomatic approaches for pelvic health disorders in men and women
  • Learn dry needling strategies for clinical patients with urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vulvodynia, constipation, urinary retention, dyspareunia, painful episiotomy scarring, and regional nerve involvement
  • Advanced mobilization lab will focus on coccyx mobilization, internal versus external mobilization, hip mobilization and sacroiliac joint pathology
  • Case studies will be presented and application of new skills taught will be applied in a special topics module

Upon course completion, the clinician will:

  • Consider the patient’s mechanism of injury or surgical history to decide which interventions to deliver and a rationale for performing them
  • Effectively identify the muscular anatomy of the pelvic floor
  • Be able to determine muscular atrophy versus hypertonus dysfunction as contributing factors to patient complaints
  • Understand visceral considerations for safety considerations when inserting a dry needle into a patient
  • Consider structural anatomy to safely insert a needle and consider depth for application to achieve desired patient outcome
  • Demonstrate manual therapy techniques to address coccyx deviations and muscle spasm in the pelvic floor
  • Pass the practical exam

See the complete course description for full details.

Required supplies you need to bring
  1. An anatomy reference
  2. If you have a latex allergy, it is recommended for you to bring your own gloves for use during lab.
Recommended supplies

Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing, such as a loose shirt or tank top, for lab based activities.

CEU Information

For more information on CEU approval, please click here!

Student Testimonials

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My experience with dry needling has been nothing but positive. Sue has a gift of teaching in a manner in which a somewhat intimidating topic comes to life. She is one of those teachers who truly cares about her students and the subject matter in which she teaches. She is a joy to be around and makes you feel at ease the moment you meet her.

-Chris Stackpole

Director of Player Health and Performance| Portland Trail Blazers

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Sue presented excellent material related to dry needling and cupping that was research-based. Her background gives you a perspective that allows you to immediately apply the techniques to your patient population.

-Josh B

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Highly recommend this course to professionals in Sports Medicine. Sue is incredibly knowledgable, and presents dry needling in a safe way. I feel confident to apply the techniques I learned to my practice immediately.

-Jaime H

About Our Dry Needling Courses

"What can a Dry Needling Course do for my practice?" Dry Needling is the insertion of fine filament needles in the body, specifically neuromuscular tissue. Research is still looking at how dry needling works in both acute and chronic situations. Traditional acupuncture is rooted in eastern philosophy while dry needling is rooted in western medicine. Simple muscle tightness, strains and sprains, an overworked body needing recovery, muscle activation, swelling reduction and pain modulation are all clinical examples for the use of dry needling. Our courses aim to empower practitioners – especially those who work with athletes – to provide the most efficient treatment to their patients.

Click to read more about Dry Needling.

General Daily Schedule

  • Saturday: 8am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 8am - 5pm

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Nearby Hotels & Airports

Nearby Hotel(s)

Hotel NameAddressPhoneWebsite
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix-Tempe University Research Park7290 S Price Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283(480) 897-5100Visit Website
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Phoenix - Chandler Golf ResortOne S San Marcos Pl, Chandler, AZ 85225(480) 812-0900Visit Website

Nearby Airport(s)

Airport NameAddressPhoneWebsiteDistance
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034(602) 273-3300Visit Website-

Course Location

November 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am November 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm MST

1231 W. Warner Rd, Suite 101
Tempe, AZ 85284 United States
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Cancellation Policy: Prior to 30 days from the registered course, a participant may receive a refund of the full tuition minus 20% for administrative fees. Prior to 30 days from the registered course, a participant may transfer their tuition to another scheduled course with no extra fees applied. If less than 30 days to a registered course, the participant will not be eligible for a refund, but can transfer funds to another scheduled course for no additional fees. Structure & Function reserves the right to cancel any course, although every effort will be made to not allow that to happen. If a course is cancelled, the participant will be entitled to a full refund or be allowed to transfer the funds to another scheduled course. Structure & Function will not be financially responsible for any airfare, hotel or any other personal travel expenses if a course is cancelled.

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Start:
November 6 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 7 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$895
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Venue

BodyCentral Physical Therapy – Tempe
1231 W. Warner Rd, Suite 101
Tempe, AZ 85284 United States
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Cancellation and Attendance Policy: Prior to 30 days from the registered course, a participant may receive a refund of the full tuition minus 20% for administrative fees. Prior to 30 days from the registered course, a participant may transfer their tuition to another scheduled course with no extra fees applied. If less than 30 days to a registered course, the participant will not be eligible for a refund, but can transfer funds to another scheduled course for no additional fees. Structure & Function reserves the right to cancel any course, although every effort will be made to not allow that to happen. If a course is cancelled, the participant will be entitled to a full refund or be allowed to transfer the funds to another scheduled course. Structure & Function will not be financially responsible for any airfare, hotel or any other personal travel expenses if a course is cancelled.

Prior to registering for a course, make sure you are able to attend the entire weekend. Once you have purchased a course registration, you are required to attend the entire weekend.  Exceptions to this rule will not be allowed. See the cancellation and attendance policy.

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