Structure & Function: Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Sue Falsone started the organization, Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN), with the intention to introduce dry needling to medical professionals. She coordinates courses throughout the US to better the skills of health care professionals. They offer a 25 hour dry needling class throughout the United States, with future events in Amarillo! Over the course of 3 days, the seminar offers lectures on the use of essential dry needling techniques on handling a number of acute and serious ailments in athletes. During the seminar program, Sue Falsone teaches how to use cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS).
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
[shaker_image]Dry needling, as a blend of skill and art, is performed by a skilled physiotherapist who uses his knowledge of dry needles to stimulate the muscles of the professional athlete. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and CEO of Structure and Function Dry Needling, started a hands-on dry needling system named Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her business. This system is characterized by a blend of techniques Sue introduced and improved over the course of several years in the industry. Sue Falsoneís experience includes stints as Head Athletic Trainer for the LA Dodgers organization, a period where she was the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Trainer in all of the 4 most important sports in America. Also, Sue Falsone spent some time working as the Head Athletic Coach for the US Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to allow the medical professional:
- to understand the external anatomy of the subject in terms of his well-being when handling acupuncture needles;
- to be able to use dry needling techniques in addressing common ortho and sports-related injuries;
- to successfully use intramuscular stimulation when treating various and sports-related conditions; as well as excel when using cupping techniques.
- to familiarize with the health professional the contraindications and safeguards when using the aforementioned technique;
- to be able to use acupuncture needles in a safe manner, and abide by health guidelines and regulations;
After the course is done, the participants will be proficient in the use of their newly learned abilities, and will manage to successfully use them when treating their athletes.
Information Regarding the Courses
[shaker_image]The price for the seminars is $1295, however 1 person may attend the class at no cost when their sports club or facility registers ten other course participants. Students are encouraged to bring these three items: an anatomy book (edition and author not specified), a TENS unit, and alligator clamps. The staff supply the needles for everyone to have throughout the course. In addition to being in the process of approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their courses, Structure & Function: Dry Needling is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education services to accredited Athletic Trainers. In a number of professions, CEUs are mandatory for to keep on working in their field.
Right now, these are the places that allow you to partake in continuing education events approved by ProCert for Physical Therapists to get 26 Continuing Education Units: Amarillo. NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) allows the practitioner to earn twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five CEUs.
Hosting a Class
[shaker_image]If they would like to host a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other medical professionals are able to register for it on the Structure & Function: Dry Needlingís web site. Structure & Function’s dry needling seminars offer the newest knowledge in the science of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone combined her knowledge and expertise gained at the highest levels in her field, to incorporate pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficiency, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis to make the dry needling approach now recognized and praised all over the US.
In using the SFDN system, apart from increasing the overall repository of sports medicine skills, practitioners are able to offer their patients better and higher quality treatment.
Get in Contact
If you want to get more information about dry needling seminars offered by SFDN, visit our webpage and scour the list of our seminars here.
You can reach out to Sue Falsone and her team via the Contact us section of our web site, by phone at (602) 888-1998, or by sending an email, as stated on our Contact page.