[shaker_image]Sue Falsone founded the organization, Structure & Function: Dry Needling, with the intention to educate and teach dry needling to medical professionals. She teaches courses throughout the US to improve the knowledge of sports professionals. SFDN offers a 25 hour dry needling class across America, with future events in Birmingham, Alabama. Over the course of 3 days, the class provides training sessions on how to use basic dry needling approaches to curing a number of acute & chronic ailments in athletes.
Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Dry needling, a combination of art and science, is performed by a physical therapist who uses dry needles to stimulate the professional athlete’s muscles. At Structure & Function Dry Needling, creator and Chief Executive Officer Sue Falsone launched a practical dry needling system called SFDN. In the course of her years in the field, Sue garnered a great amount of experience which she used to perfect her dry needling approach. As an original pioneer in her field of expertise, Sue Falsone served as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which made her the very first woman in the role of Head Athletic Coach in the four most popular sports in America. The the US Men’s National Soccer team also recognized her skills and made her Head Athletic Trainer.
The objectives of the course are the following:
- to get a better understanding of the anatomy of the patient in terms of his well-being when handling dry needles;
- to teach proper use of dry needling techniques in targeting common ortho and sports-related injuries;
- to successfully employ intramuscular stimulation when curing different orthopedic and sports-related pathologies; and excel when using cupping techniques.
- to acquaint with the health professional the contraindications and safeguards for using said technique;
- to master secure acupuncture needle usage methods, and avoid risk of exposure to diseases transmitted by blood;
Upon completion of the course, the students will be proficient in the use of their new skills, and will be able to use them to treat their athletes.
Info About Our Courses
The price for the course is one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, although one individual is eligible to attend the course for free when their sports club or facility brings ten other participants. It is advisable that participants bring a couple of specific items with them: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clamps, and a book about the human anatomy. The staff will provide the needles for all students to have during the seminar. SFDN has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education services to licensed Athletic Trainers and is at this moment approving CEUs. CEUs are obligatory by professionals in different fields to retain their working licenses.
Presently, the following cities offer the ability to partake in continuing education classes approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to get 26 CEUs: Birmingham. Further, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the means to get 25 CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five Continuing Education Units.
Hosting a Course
[shaker_image]Physical therapists and many other clinicians who want to host an event are able to do so after they fill out the form and submit an application on the Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s web site. SFDN’s dry needling seminars teach the latest knowledge in the science of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone combined her skills and experience gathered at the forefront of her field, in order to blend pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficacy, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis into the dry needling approach as of now sought after and praised across America.
Utilizing the modern methodology and research, it enables sports medical professionals to better their skill in treating different conditions in athletes’ recovery, and also expand the overall knowledge of sports medical professionals.
Get in Contact
If you want to find out more about dry needling courses by SFDN, visit our web site and scour the index of our future events.
You may reach out to Sue Falsone and her crew by using the Contact us form on our web site, phone at (602) 888-1998, or by dropping them an e-mail, as stated here on our Contact page.