[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is an education organization with the goal of introducing dry needling to sports and medical practitioners, started by Sue Falsone. She coordinates lectures in America to improve the skills of sports professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a 25 hour dry needling course throughout America, with events in College Station, Texas. Over three days, the course provides lectures on using important dry needling techniques on treating a variety of acute & serious issues in athletes. As part of the seminar, Sue Falsone also teaches how to use techniques such as cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS).
What is Dry Needling and Who is Sue Falsone?
[shaker_image]Dry needling, a blend of art and science, is performed by a skilled medical professional who uses dry needles to stimulate the muscles of the athlete. At SFDN, creator and CEO Sue Falsone started a hands-on dry needling approach that goes by SFDN! Throughout her years in the field, Falsone garnered an incredible amount of expertise which she then used to invent her dry needling system. Sue spent time working as Head Athletic Trainer for the LA Dodgers, during which she served as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Coach in any of the 4 most popular sports in the US. Also, she worked as the Head Athletic Coach for the US Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to allow the clinician:
- to understand proper acupuncture needle handling methods, and prevent potential blood borne diseases;
- to understand the external anatomy of the subject in regards to his safety while working with dry needles;
- to employ intramuscular stimulation when curing different ortho and sports-related pathologies; as well as become proficient in the use of cupping techniques.
- to show the practitioner the contraindications and safety measures for using the aforementioned technique;
- to teach proper use of dry needling techniques in curing prevalent sports-related injuries;
Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to put together their new knowledge in order to treat varying pathologies in sports and orthopedic medicine.
[shaker_image]The fee for the classes is one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, however 1 person is eligible to attend the course at no cost when their department or facility registers 10 other participants. It is advisable that the practitioners take a couple of specific items with them to the seminar: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a human anatomy book. Dry needles will be made available to everyone attending by the course staff. In addition to being in the process of approving Continued Education Units for their courses, SFDN is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education services to licensed Athletic Trainers. Continuing Education Units are obligatory by those employed in various fields to retain their work licenses.
Continuing education courses approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists are right now offered here and award twenty-six CEUs: College Station. As well as mentioned above, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) provides the way to earn 25 Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 CEUs.
Information on How to Host an Event
[shaker_image]If they decide to offer a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other medical professionals can register for it on the Structure & Function: Dry Needlingís website. Our dry needling classes teach the latest approach to the science and art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The brilliant and acclaimed dry needling approach started by Sue Falsone draws on her years of experience to be a quality mix of dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy.
Using the SFDN method, aside from increasing the base of sports therapy skills, clinicians are able to offer their patients better and higher quality treatment.
More about Our Courses
In order to find out more about dry needling events by SFDN, go to our webpage and check the list of our events.
Give SFDN a call at (602) 888-1998, or send an email which can be found on our Contact Page.