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Dry Needling Courses in Chicago, Illinois

Structure & Function: Dry Needling

[shaker_image]Sue Falsone founded her own business, Structure & Function: Dry Needling, in order to educate and teach dry needling to sports professionals. She teaches seminars in America to empower health care professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers dry needling courses, twenty-five hours in length, in Chicago and other big towns all over the United States. Spread across 3 days, the course consists of a bunch of topics on the important dry needling approaches in treating all sorts of acute and chronic conditions in professional athletes. As part of the seminar, Sue Falsone presents the use of intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS) and cupping.


About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone

[shaker_image]Dry needling, a blend of art and science, is performed by a skilled physiotherapist who works with acupuncture needles to stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the founder and CEO of Structure and Function Dry Needling, developed a practical dry needling concept that is called SFDN, the namesake of her business. Over the course of her years in the business, Falsone gathered an incredible amount of expertise which she used to invent her dry needling system. Sue spent time working as Head Athletic Trainer for the LA Dodgers, where she worked as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Coach in any of the four most important sports in the US. Also, Sue Falsone worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the US Men’s National Soccer team.


The course wants to achieve the following:

  • to be able to use dry needling techniques in curing prevalent sports-related injuries;
  • to apply intramuscular stimulation in curing common orthopedic conditions; and also learn different cupping techniques.
  • to better understand the external anatomy of the subject in regards to his safety while handling dry needles;
  • to master safe needle usage practices, and avoid risk of blood borne diseases;
  • to point out to the clinician the contraindications and precautions when using the aforementioned technique;

When the course is finished, the practitioners will be able to combine their new knowledge in order to cure varying pathologies within the fields of sports and ortho medicine.

Course Information

[shaker_image]The fee for the classes is $1295, however 1 individual is eligible to attend the course at no charge when their sports club or facility registers 10 other course participants. Students should bring these three things: an anatomy book (edition and author unspecified), a TENS unit, along with alligator clips. Dry needles will be made available to all participants by the course staff. In addition to currently approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their future courses, SFDN is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to certified Athletic Trainers. In a number of professions, CEUs are mandatory for people to maintain their licenses and go on working in their industry.

Continuing education seminars certified by ProCert for Physical Therapists are presently available at these places for 26 CEUs: Chicago. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) allows the student to get 25 Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.

Hosting a Seminar

[shaker_image]If they decide to host a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other medical experts are able to apply for it. Structure & Function’s dry needling classes offer the newest knowledge in the art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The outstanding and highly regarded dry needling system developed by Sue Falsone draws on her several decades of experience in order to become a quality blend of dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficiency.

When using the Structure & Function method, apart from expanding the overall foundation of sports rehabilitation skills, sports medical professionals are able to improve the care for their athletes.

Contact Us

Stop over at Structure & Function: Dry needling’s web page if you want to find out more information about our future seminars; on our Courses Page.
Phone Structure & Function: Dry Needling at (602) 888-1998, or send them an email which can be found at our Contact Page.


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