Structure & Function: Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is an education enterprise centered on introducing the dry needling approach to physiotherapists, founded by Sue Falsone. She organizes courses in the United States to develop the proficiency of medical professionals. SFDN offers dry needling courses, twenty-five hours in length, in Athens and other major cities all over the United States! Spread across three days, the course is comprised of topics on the essential dry needling approaches in treating a number of acute and chronic ailments in professional athletes. Throughout the course, Sue Falsone presents using techniques of cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS).
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
Dry needling, a combination of skill and art, is done by an expert physiotherapist who uses dry needles to stimulate the professional athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the founder and CEO of SFDN, started a hands-on dry needling approach that is called SFDN, the namesake of her company. Over the course of her years in the field, Falsone acquired a tremendous amount of expertise which she used to invent her dry needling system. Sue Falsoneís experience includes stints as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, where she was the first female Head Athletic Trainer in all of the four major sports in America. Also, she served as the Head Athletic Coach for the United States Men’s National Soccer team.
Objectives of the Course
The course was designed for the health care professional:
- to get a better understanding of the anatomy of the patient in terms of his safety while using acupuncture needles;
- to be able to use dry needling techniques in targeting prevalent ortho and sports-related injuries;
- to apply intramuscular stimulation in aiding common ortho and sports-related problems; and to learn various cupping techniques.
- to point out to the health professional the contraindications and safety measures while using said technique;
- to be able to handle acupuncture needles in a secure way, as well as adhere to official health rules and regulations;
After the course is done, the students will have perfected their newly learned skills, and will be able to use them to treat their athletes.
The events are one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, and for every ten people someone signs up, they (their club or department) get registration fees waived for 1 person. They recommend that participants take a few specific things with them to the seminar: a TENS unit, alligator clamps, and a human anatomy book. Dry needles will be supplied to all students by the course lecturers. SFDN is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer services of continuing education to certified Athletic Trainers and is at this moment in the process of approving CEUs. In some professions, CEUs are mandatory for to keep on working in their industry.
Continuing education seminars certified by ProCert for Physical Therapists are right now being held in the following places for twenty-six CEUs: Athens. Also, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) provides the way to get twenty-five Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
Hosting a Course
[shaker_image]If they want to host a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other health care experts may sign up for it on the SFDNís web site. Our dry needling events offer the modern knowledge in the art of dry needling, and also intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The outstanding and acclaimed dry needling approach developed by Sue Falsone was created thanks to her years of hard work in order to be an efficient mix of pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficacy, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis.
In using the SFDN method, apart from enriching the general base of sports rehabilitation skills, clinicians can to improve the treatment of their athletes and patients.
Sign Up For a Course
In order to find out more about dry needling seminars led by SFDN, go to our webpage and browse the index of our future seminars here.
You will be able to contact Sue Falsone and her employees via the Contact us section of our web site, by phone at (602) 888-1998, or by dropping them an email, as stated here on our Contact page.