Structure & Function: Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is a training organization with the goal of introducing dry needling techniques to sports and health care practitioners, started by Sue Falsone. She teaches courses across the US to empower health care professionals. They offer a twenty-five hour dry needling seminar all over the country, with future events in Chesapeake, Virginia. Spread across three days, the class deals with a bunch of topics on the basic dry needling methods for treating various acute and chronic conditions in athletes.
About Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Combining the art and science of dry needling, an experienced approved medical professional works with acupuncture needles to penetrate the epidermis and stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, developed a real-world dry needling concept that is called Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her business. This approach is defined by a combination of techniques Sue Falsone introduced and enhanced over the course of a couple of years in the business. Sueís experience includes stints as Head Athletic Trainer for the LA Dodgers organization, where she served as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Coach in all of the 4 major sports in the US. She also spent some time working as the Head Athletic Coach for the American Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to allow the medical professional:
- to get a better understanding of the surface anatomy of the patient in terms of his well-being when handling acupuncture needles;
- to use dry needling techniques in targeting prevalent sports-related pathologies;
- to apply intramuscular stimulation in aiding everyday ortho conditions; and also learn various cupping techniques.
- to be certain the health professional understands the contraindications and safeguards in in regards to dry needling;
- to use acupuncture needles in a safe way, and adhere to health guidelines and regulations;
Upon completion of the course, the practitioners will be confident enough to combine their new knowledge in order to cure varying problems and ailments in sports and ortho medicine.
Info Regarding the Course
[shaker_image]The price for the classes is $1295, although one individual may participate in the class for free when their sports club or club brings ten other course participants. It is recommended that students take a couple of specific things with them to the seminar: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and an anatomy book. The staff provide the needles for everyone to use during the seminar. In addition to being in the process of approving Continued Education Units for their courses, SFDN is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to certified Athletic Trainers. CEUs are obligatory by professionals in all sorts of fields to keep their working licenses.
Continuing education seminars approved by ProCert for Physical Therapists are currently being held here for twenty-six Continuing Education Units: Chesapeake. As well as mentioned above, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the means to earn twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five Continuing Education Units.
Information on How to Host an Event
Physiotherapists as well as many other clinicians who want to host a course may participate after filling out the form and submitting an application. Our dry needling seminars teach the latest knowledge in the art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The award winning and acclaimed dry needling system introduced by Sue Falsone was created thanks to her few decades of expertise in order to serve as a quality blend of dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy.
In using the Structure & Function approach, apart from enriching the general foundation of sports therapy skills, students will be able to improve the treatment of their athletes and patients.
Get in Contact
Visit Structure & Function: Dry needling’s webpage in case you wish to hear more info about our upcoming events; on our Courses Page.
Give SFDN a ring at (602) 888-1998, or send an e-mail which can be found on our Contact Page.