Structure & Function: Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is an education organization focused on teaching dry needling to sports and health care professionals, hosted by Sue Falsone. She teaches courses all over the US to empower medical professionals. SFDN offers dry needling courses, twenty-five hrs in length, in Alexandria, Virginia and other major cities throughout the United States. Spread across three days, the class offers training sessions on using essential dry needling techniques on curing a range of acute or serious ailments in athletes. Throughout the seminar, Sue Falsone teaches the use of techniques like intramuscular electric stimulation (short: IMS) and cupping.
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
Dry needling, as a blend of art and science, is performed by an expert physiotherapist who uses his knowledge of dry needles to stimulate the professional athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the creator and Chief Executive Officer of Structure and Function Dry Needling, launched a real-world dry needling concept called Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her organization. The approach is regarded as a blend of techniques Sue Falsone combined and perfected over many decades in the business. As a true leader in her area, she was Head Athletic Coach for the LA Dodgers, which made her the very first female to assume the position of Head Athletic Trainer in the 4 most important sports in America. The American Men’s National Soccer team also saw her skills and made her Head Athletic Trainer.
The objectives of the course are the following:
- to be able to handle dry needles in a secure manner, as well as adhere to health guidelines and regulations;
- to get a better understanding the surface anatomy of the patient in terms of his well-being when working with dry needles;
- to apply intramuscular stimulation in treating common orthopedic problems; and master different cupping techniques.
- to be certain the health professional understands the contraindications and precautions in regards to dry needling;
- to use dry needling techniques in treating prevalent ortho and sports-related pathologies;
When the course is finished, the students will be confident enough to combine their new knowledge in order to cure various pathologies and ailments in sports and orthopedic medicine.
[shaker_image]The courses cost $1295, and for every ten people someone registers, they (their department or sports club) get free access for 1 individual. It is advisable that the practitioners take certain items along with them to the seminar: a TENS unit, alligator clips, and a book teaching human anatomy. The staff provide the needles for all students to use in class. Structure & Function: Dry Needling is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer services of continuing education to licensed Athletic Trainers and is at this moment in the process of approving CEUs. In some professions, CEUs are obligatory for the professionals to maintain their licenses and be able to go on working in their field.
As of now, these are the places that allow you to partake in continuing education courses certified by ProCert for Physical Therapists to earn twenty-six CEUs: Alexandria. NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the practitioner to earn 25 Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
Hosting a Course
If they would like to host a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other medical professionals may register to do so on the Structure & Function: Dry Needlingís webpage. SFDN’s dry needling classes provide the modern knowledge in the science of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone combined her competence and expertise in order to blend pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficacy, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis to form the dry needling system now respected and admired across the United States.
In using the Structure & Function approach, aside from enriching the general repository of sports rehabilitation skills, clinicians can to improve the care for their patients.
Learn more about Our Dry Needling Courses
Go to Structure & Function: Dry needling’s webpage in case you wish to find out more about our courses; available on our Courses Page.
Give SFDN a call at (602) 888-1998, or send them an e-mail which can be found at our Contact Page.