[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is an education enterprise focused on introducing dry needling to physical therapists, hosted by Sue Falsone. She coordinates courses all over the US to better the expertise of medical professionals. SFDN offers a twenty-five hr dry needling class across the country, with upcoming events in Ann Arbor! Spread across 3 days, the seminar provides training sessions on how to use fundamental dry needling approaches to treating a range of acute and chronic ailments in athletes.
Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Dry needling, as a blend of art and science, is done by a medical professional who uses dry needles to stimulate the professional athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and CEO of Structure and Function Dry Needling, developed a hands-on dry needling approach called Structure and Function Dry Needling, which shares a name with her organization. This concept is regarded as a mix of skills Sue combined and improved over several years in the field. Sue Falsoneís experience includes stints as Head Athletic Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, during which she worked as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Coach in any of the 4 most popular sports in the US. Also, Sue Falsone worked as the Head Athletic Coach for the US Men’s National Soccer team.
The objectives of the course are the following:
- to get a better understanding of the external anatomy of the patient in terms of his safety while handling acupuncture needles;
- to use dry needling techniques in treating prevalent orthopedic and sports-related pathologies;
- to be able to apply intramuscular stimulation in aiding common ortho pathologies; and to learn different cupping techniques.
- to point out to the practitioner the contraindications and precautions for using the aforementioned technique;
- to be able to use acupuncture needles in a secure way, and adhere to official health rules and guidelines;
After the course is done, the participants will have mastered their newly learned abilities, and will be able to successfully use them when working on their athletes.
Information About the Classes
The price for the events is $1295, however one individual is eligible to participate in the course at no cost when their sports club or facility sings up 10 other course participants. It is recommended that participants take certain things with them: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clamps, and a book about human anatomy. The lecturers provide the needles for all students to have during the seminar. SFDN has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to offer continuing education services to licensed Athletic Trainers and is right now in the process of approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units). In certain fields, CEUs are required for people to retain their licenses and continue working in their industry.
Continuing education events approved by ProCert for Physical Therapists are right now being held here for 26 Continuing Education Units: Ann Arbor. Also, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) provides the ability to earn twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five CEUs.
Info on How to Host a Seminar
Physiotherapists as well as many other clinicians who are interested in hosting a class are able to do so upon filling out the form and submitting an application on the Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s web site. Our dry needling classes teach the latest knowledge in the art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone used her skills and experience in order to blend pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficiency, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis to form the dry needling approach as of now respected and praised throughout the US.
Using the latest available methodology and research allows practitioners to better their knowledge in dealing with various ailments in athletes’ recovery, as well as expand the skills of health care professionals in sport.
Sign Up For a Course
Go to Structure & Function: Dry needling’s web page in case you want to find out more info about our upcoming events; on our Courses Page.
Give SFDN a call at (602) 888-1998, or send an e-mail which can be found on our Contact Page.