[shaker_image]Sue Falsone created her organization, Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN), with the intention to teach dry needling to medical professionals. She teaches classes all over America to empower sports professionals. They offer a 25 hour dry needling seminar across America, with future events in Aurora! Over the course of 3 days, the class deals with different topics on the important dry needling approaches in curing all sorts of acute and chronic problems in athletes. As part of the seminar program, Sue Falsone also demonstrates how to use intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS) and cupping.
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
[shaker_image]Using the technique of dry needling, an experienced licensed physiotherapist works with acupuncture needles to enter the epidermis and stimulate the professional athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the creator and Chief Executive Officer of Structure and Function Dry Needling, started a hands-on dry needling concept that is called Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her company. The concept is regarded as a mix of techniques Falsone combined and improved over many years in the industry. Sueís experience includes stints as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where she was the first female Head Athletic Trainer in all of the four major sports in the US. Also, Sue spent some time working as the Head Athletic Coach for the American Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to allow the health care professional:
- to better understand general and respective anatomies of the patient to make sure they are safe when using dry needling on them;
- to allow the practitioners to utilize dry needling techniques when addressing different orthopedic and sports-related pathologies;
- to be able to apply intramuscular stimulation in aiding commonplace orthopedic problems; and to learn various cupping techniques.
- to be certain the clinician is acquainted with the contraindications and safeguards in regarding dry needling;
- to learn safe acupuncture needle handling practices, and eliminate possible blood borne diseases;
Upon completion of the course, the practitioners will be able to use their newly found skills, and will be able to use them with success while working on their athletes.
The classes are priced at one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, and when someone signs ten people up, they (their department or sports club) get free tuition for one person. It is advisable that the practitioners bring a few specific items with them to the seminar: a TENS unit, alligator clamps, and a comprehensive book about the human anatomy. Dry needles for use in class will be made available to everyone attending by the course lecturers. In addition to currently approving Continued Education Units for their courses, Structure & Function: Dry Needling is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education services to licensed Athletic Trainers. CEUs are required by practitioners in all sorts of fields to retain their professional licenses.
Presently, these places offer continuing education classes approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to get 26 Continuing Education Units: Aurora. As well as mentioned above, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the means to get twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 CEUs.
Information on How to Host a Seminar
Physiotherapists as well as other clinicians who would like to host a course are able to participate upon filling out the form and submitting an application on the SFDN’s web site. All the newest information about intramuscular stimulation, cupping, and dry needling goes into the seminars. Sue Falsone used her skills and expertise in order to incorporate dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy to form the dry needling system now sought after and praised across the nation.
Using the Structure & Function approach, aside from increasing the general foundation of sports rehabilitation knowledge, health care professionals can to better the care for their athletes.
Sign Up For a Class
If you want to familiarize yourself with dry needling courses led by Structure & Function: Dry Needling, go to our website and browse the schedule of our upcoming classes.
Phone Structure & Function: Dry Needling at (602) 888-1998, or send an e-mail which can be found at our Contact Page.