Structure & Function: Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is an education company with the goal of introducing dry needling techniques to physical therapists, started by Sue Falsone. She teaches courses in the US to improve the knowledge of sports professionals. SFDN offers dry needling classes, 25 hrs in length, in Cincinnati and other big cities across the US. Over the course of 3 days, the class offers training sessions on how to use fundamental dry needling approaches to handling a variety of acute and chronic problems in athletes.
Who is Sue Falsone and What is Dry Needling?
[shaker_image]Using the technique of dry needling, a licensed physical therapist uses his skill with dry needles to penetrate the epidermis and stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the founder and CEO of Structure and Function Dry Needling, launched a practical dry needling approach that is called SFDN, the namesake of her organization! Over the course of the decade in the business, Sue acquired a great amount of expertise which she used to develop her dry needling approach. As a true pioneer in her field, Sue was Head Athletic Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which made her the very first woman in the role of Head Athletic Coach in the four major sports in the US. The the United States Men’s National Soccer team also perceived her skills and gave her the job of Head Athletic Trainer.
The course was designed for the clinician:
- to master safe acupuncture needle handling practices, and avoid possible blood borne diseases;
- to understand the surface anatomy of the patient in terms of his safety when using acupuncture needles;
- to utilize intramuscular stimulation when curing different sports-related pathologies; and become proficient when using vacuum therapy techniques.
- to be certain the clinician is acquainted with the contraindications and safeguards regarding dry needling;
- to teach the students to employ dry needling techniques when addressing various orthopedic and sports-related injuries;
When the course is finished, the practitioners will be confident enough to use their newfound abilities in order to treat varying problems and issues in orthopedic and sports medicine.
Info Regarding Our Class
[shaker_image]The price for the events is $1295, although one individual may participate in the class for free if their sports club or facility sings up 10 other students. They recommend that students bring certain things with them: a TENS unit, alligator clips, and a book about human anatomy. The lecturers provide the needles for all students 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 offer continuing education services to certified Athletic Trainers. CEUs are obligatory by those employed in different fields to retain their working licenses.
As of now, the following cities allow you to partake in continuing education classes certified by ProCert for Physical Therapists to earn twenty-six Continuing Education Units: Cincinnati, Ohio. Further, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the means to earn twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
How to Host a Seminar
Physical therapists as well as other practitioners who are interested in hosting a class are able to do so after filling out the form and submitting an application on the SFDN’s webpage. The newest research and knowledge of cupping, dry needling, and intramuscular stimulation is taught in Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s events. The outstanding and acclaimed dry needling approach developed by Sue Falsone was developed thanks to her years of experience to become an effective mix of pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficiency, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis.
Using the SFDN approach, apart from enriching the base of sports medicine knowledge, students are able to offer their patients more advanced and higher quality treatment.
Sign Up For a Event
To get more information about dry needling courses held by SFDN, visit our website and scour the list of our events.
You will be able to reach out to Sue Falsone and her crew by using the Contact us section of our web site, by phone at (602) 888-1998, or by dropping them an email, as stated here on our Contact page.