Learn Dry Needling (SFDN1) in Houston, TX on May 19th, 2023
In Houston, TX on May 19th, 2023, you can learn dry needling with our Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance (SFDN1) course. This is a 27 hour lab course where the clinician will learn safety procedures, treatment strategies and a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling.
The clinician will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal, as well as effective strategies to manage commonly encountered pathologies in orthopedic and sport rehabilitation. Safety considerations are emphasized. Current science and research will be presented, along with a vast amount of clinical experience and pearls, allowing immediate application of dry needling into the clinicians’ professional practice. The use intramuscular electrical stimulation will also be discussed, demonstrated and practiced in class.
To view the complete course details including required readings, visit the full Course Description page.
May 19 @ 8:00 am – May 21 @ 3:30 pm Central
What you will learn in this Dry Needling course
- Fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal
- Effective strategies for therapeutic pain management for commonly encountered pathologies in orthopedic and sport rehabilitation
- Safe needling techniques per the CDC and/or OSHA based on specific case studies
- Use of intramuscular electrical stimulation will also be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced
- Treatment for the hip flexor, shoulder impingement, hyperextension, and more
- Current science, research, and clinical experience will be presented allowing for immediate application of dry needling into the clinicians’ professional practice
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
- Any portable Electrical Stimulation (e-stim) machine with alligator clips, SFE recommends these units and supplies
- 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.
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.
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.