Held at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA on June 25, 2021 you can learn SFDN1 – Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance. This is a 27 hour lab course where the clinician will learn safety procedures, treatment strategies and a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling.
June 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am – June 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm America/New_York
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.
To take our Foundations in Dry Needling course, a professional education and license that allows you to perform dry needling as a healthcare professional is required. Completing all required reading prior to the first day of the course is also needed.
Required supplies you need to bring
- An Anatomy Reference – Preferred references below, however any anatomy reference will be acceptable.
- Trail Guide to the Body 5th Edition
- Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists
- Portable TENS Unit
- If you have a latex allergy, it is recommended for you to bring your own gloves for use during lab.
Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing, including loose shorts, and tank tops to allow for practice of dry needling techniques during labs.
We are dedicated to helping healthcare professionals meet their Continuing Education Unit requirements. CEUs can vary by profession and state, to view these details visit our CEU page
How does Structure & Function Education’s dry needling method differ from others?
Structure & Function’s Dry Needling follows a Pentamodal Method, resulting in a comprehensive approach to Dry Needling. Our practice is holistic and patient centered. Therefore, we feel as though our dry needling interventions should also be holistic and patient centered. We believe Pain Generators can come from several structures in the body, and at times, there may be no identifiable pain generator at all. Having the understanding, knowledge and ability to alter our intervention based on the patient is vital to our dry needling practice. Our Pentamodal Method allows the clinician to decide which area needs to be addressed based on examination findings. To hear how clinicians like you have described their experience in our Foundations course, view our testimonials below.
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.
Director of Player Health and Performance| Portland Trail Blazers
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.
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.
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.
General Daily Schedule
- Friday: 8am - 6pm
- Saturday: 8am - 6pm
- Sunday: 8am - 4pm
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