[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is a training organization centered on introducing the dry needling approach to physical therapists, started by Sue Falsone. She coordinates lectures in the US to better the expertise of medical professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers dry needling courses, twenty-five hrs in length, in Centennial, Colorado and other major towns throughout the US. Spread across 3 days, the course offers training sessions on how to use basic dry needling approaches to handling a variety of acute & serious conditions in athletes. During the course, Sue Falsone teaches using techniques such as cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS).
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
[shaker_image]Dry needling, as a mix of art and science, is performed by a skilled physical therapist who uses his knowledge of dry needles to stimulate the athlete’s muscles. At Structure & Function Dry Needling, creator and CEO Sue Falsone developed a hands-on dry needling approach called Structure & Function: Dry Needling! This approach is defined by a combination of skills Sue combined and enhanced over a couple of decades in the industry. As an original pioneer in her area, Sue Falsone was Head Athletic Coach for the LA Dodgers organization, which made her the very first woman in the position of Head Athletic Trainer in the 4 major sports in America. The the United States Men’s National Soccer team also perceived her skills and offered her the role of Head Athletic Trainer.
The goal of the course is the following:
- to enable the students to employ dry needling techniques when addressing various ortho and sports-related pathologies;
- to successfully use intramuscular stimulation when curing various ortho and sports-related pathologies; and to excel in the use of vacuum therapy techniques.
- to get to know both general and respective anatomies of the patient to make sure they are safe as the clinician is practicing dry needling;
- to learn safe needle usage methods, and avoid exposure to diseases transmitted by blood;
- to show the practitioner the contraindications and precautions when using said technique;
Upon completion of the course, the students will be confident enough to put together their new knowledge in order to cure various pathologies and ailments in orthopedic and sports medicine.
Info Regarding Our Course
[shaker_image]The fee for the classes is one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, but one person may attend the class at no charge if their sports club or club sings up 10 other course participants. It is recommended that students take a couple of specific items along with them: a TENS unit, alligator clips, and a comprehensive book about human anatomy. The staff will supply the needles for all participants to have throughout the course. Structure & Function: Dry Needling has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to offer continuing education to licensed Athletic Trainers and is as of this moment in the process of approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units). In some professions, Continuing Education Units are mandatory for people to maintain their licenses and go on working in their field.
Continuing education classes certified by ProCert for Physical Therapists are right now available in the following places for twenty-six Continuing Education Units: Centennial, Colorado. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) allows the student to get 25 CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 CEUs.
How to Host a Course
[shaker_image]If they decide to offer a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other health care experts are able to register to do so. SFDN’s dry needling events offer the latest techniques and methods in the science and art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The brilliant and highly regarded dry needling approach started by Sue Falsone draws on her several decades of experience to be an efficient mix of pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficiency, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis.
Utilizing the newest methodology and info, it allows students to better their knowledge in curing various conditions in athletes’ recovery, and also further expand the overall skills of sports medical professionals.
Get in Contact
If you want to find out more about dry needling classes offered by SFDN, take a look at our website and scour the schedule of our upcoming classes here.
Phone SFDN at (602) 888-1998, or send an e-mail which can be found at our Contact Page.