[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is an education enterprise with the goal of teaching dry needling to physiotherapists, created by Sue Falsone. She teaches courses throughout the United States to improve the knowledge of health care professionals. SFDN offers a twenty-five hr dry needling seminar across America, with events in Abilene. Spanning three days, the course offers training sessions on how to use fundamental dry needling techniques on handling a variety of acute or serious problems in athletes.
About Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Dry needling, as a combination of art and science, is performed by a health professional who uses his knowledge of dry needles to stimulate the muscles of the professional athlete. Sue Falsone, the creator and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, launched a real-world dry needling system called Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her organization. In the course of her years in the industry, Sue Falsone garnered a great amount of experience which she used to invent her dry needling approach. Sue spent time working as Head Athletic Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where she served as the first female Head Athletic Coach in any of the four most popular sports in the United States. Also, she spent some time working as the Head Athletic Coach for the American Men’s National Soccer team.
The objectives of the course are the following:
- to teach proper use of dry needling techniques in treating commonplace sports-related injuries;
- to be able to utilize intramuscular stimulation in treating commonplace orthopedic conditions; and master different cupping techniques.
- to better understand the anatomies of the subject so as to ensure their safety when clinician is using the technique of dry needling;
- to be able to work with acupuncture needles in a safe way, and abide by official health rules and regulations;
- to make sure the practitioner is acquainted with the contraindications and safeguards in in regards to dry needling;
After the course is over, the practitioners will be proficient in the use of their newly found skills, and will manage to use them to treat their athletes.
[shaker_image]The seminars come at a price of $1295, and for every ten people someone registers, they (their club or department) get registration fees waived for 1 individual. It is advisable that the practitioners take a couple of specific things with them to the seminar: a TENS unit, alligator clamps, and an anatomy book. Dry needles for use in class will be made available to everyone attending by the seminar staff. In addition to being in the process of approving Continued Education Units for their courses, Structure & Function: Dry Needling is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to accredited Athletic Trainers. In some professions, Continuing Education Units are mandatory for the professionals to retain their licenses and be able to go on working in their field.
Continuing education classes certified by ProCert for Physiotherapists are currently being held at these places and award 26 Continuing Education Units: Abilene. NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the practitioner to get twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 CEUs.
How to Host a Course
If they decide to hold a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other medical professionals are able to register for it. The latest info about intramuscular stimulation, cupping, and dry needling is contained in the courses. The outstanding and highly regarded dry needling system introduced by Sue Falsone was created thanks to her several decades of hard work in order to become a quality blend of dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy.
Using the latest available methodology and research enables students to increase their skill in curing different ailments in athletes’ recovery, and also expand the overall skills of medical professionals in sports therapy.
Get in Contact
If you want to find out more about dry needling events held by Structure & Function: Dry Needling, go to our webpage and go through the list of our future classes here.
Phone Structure & Function: Dry Needling at (602) 888-1998, or send them an e-mail which can be found on our Contact Page.