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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Tucson, AZ on October 2nd, 2020 you can learn Dry Needling for Upper Extremity Orthopedic Rehab. This is a 25-hour lab-based course that teaches a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling the upper extremity. You will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal, as well as effective strategies to manage commonly encountered pathologies in the upper extremity.

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Early Bird Special, Structure & Function Education

Register 60 or more days in advance of this course date to receive a $150-off when you use the coupon code. You must use this coupon (or others) when you purchase this course. We cannot reimburse you for a coupon that you did not use during checkout. EB18231 is valid till August 3rd, 2020!

October 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am October 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

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Dry Needling for Upper Extremity in Tucson, AZ starts on Oct. 2, 2020
$ 1,295.00

Course Description

This is a 25-hour lab-based course. The clinician will learn a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling the upper extremity. Learning fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal, as well as effective strategies to manage commonly encountered pathologies in the upper extremity.

Discussion on common pathologies encountered and safety considerations are emphasized. Additional learning about the current science and research will be presented, along with a vast amount of clinical experience and pearls of wisdom from the faculty. This will allow the clinician immediate application of dry needling into the clinicians’ professional practice. Additionally the use of intramuscular electrical stimulation will also be discussed, demonstrated and practiced in class.

Course prerequisites

A professional education and license that allows you to perform dry needling as a healthcare professional.The CHT or OT credential or other medical licensing with an upper extremity focused practice. For the complete list of accepted professions please see the full course description. Healthcare practitioners with a full body practice are referred to SFDN1: Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance.

Complete all required reading. For a full list see the course description.

What you need to know about this course?
  • This is a 3-day in-person training course.
  • You must be present all three days.
What you will learn in this course?

Areas of the body to be covered in class include:

  • Upper extremity including
    • Shoulder pathologies
    • Elbow pathologies
    • Wrist & Hand pathologies
  • Cervical spine (C2-C7) pathologies
  • Other pathologies and treatments like:
    • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Scarring
    • Edema/effusion
    • Upper extremity nerve entrapments
    • Post- surgical strategies

Upon course completion, the clinician will:

  • Adhere to safe needling techniques, including universal precautions and blood borne pathogen education per the CDC and/or OSHA given a specific case study.
  • Integrate surface anatomy palpation and layered anatomy application for safety considerations when inserting a dry needle into a patient given a specific case study.
  • List contraindications and precautions for dry needling and intramuscular electrical stimulation application.
  • Master application of dry needling techniques for common upper extremity pathologies given a specific case study.
  • Master application of intramuscular electrical stimulation for the common upper extremity pathologies given a specific case study.
  • Given a specific case study, correctly integrate dry needling and intramuscular electrical stimulation into the overall treatment program.
  • Pass a written and practical exam

See the complete course description for full details.

Required supplies you need to bring
  1. An Anatomy Reference – Preferred references below, however any anatomy reference will be acceptable.
    1. Visible Body app – Human Anatomy Atlas. *NOTE: A free one-year subscription is included with your registration. Just before your course, we will send you a code and instructions on how to download and install the Visible Body app.
  2. The following are recommended but not required
    1. Trail Guide to the Body 5th Edition
    2. Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists
  3. Portable TENS Unit
    1. Analog 250 TENS unit
    2. Alligator Clips
  4. 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!

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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

  • Friday: 8am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 8am - 4pm

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1991 E. Ajo Way Suite 149
Tucson, AZ 85710 United States
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Nearby Hotel(s)

Hotel NameAddressPhoneWebsite
Americas Best Value Inn Tuscon810 E Benson Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85713(520) 884-5800Visit Website
Studio 6 Tucson - Irvington Rd4950 S Outlet Center Dr, Tucson, AZ 85706(520) 746-0030Visit Website
Comfort Inn & Suites near Kino Sports Complex4850 S Hotel Dr, Tucson, AZ 85714(520) 747-7474Visit Website

Nearby Airport(s)

Airport NameAddressPhoneWebsiteDistance
Tucson International Airport7250 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756(520) 573-8100Visit Website-

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.

Details

Start:
October 2 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 4 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$1295
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Venue

BodyCentral Physical Therapy
1991 E. Ajo Way Suite 149
Tucson, AZ 85710 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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