[shaker_image]Sue Falsone founded her business, Structure & Function: Dry Needling, with the intention to introduce dry needling to health care professionals. She teaches classes across the US to empower health care professionals. SFDN offers dry needling classes, 25 hrs in length, in Corpus Christi, Texas and other major towns throughout America. Spanning 3 days, the course offers lectures on the use of important dry needling approaches to treating a number of acute & serious ailments in athletes.
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
[shaker_image]Combining the art and science of dry needling, an expert certified physiotherapist uses dry needles to enter the skin and stimulate the athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, launched a practical dry needling approach named SFDN, which shares a name with her organization! Over the course of the decade in the field, Sue Falsone acquired a great amount of experience which she used to develop her dry needling concept. Sueís experience includes stints as Head Athletic Coach for the LA Dodgers, during which she served as the first female Head Athletic Coach in all of the 4 most popular sports in the US. She also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the American Men’s National Soccer team.
The objectives of the course are the following:
- to better understand the anatomies of the subject so as to be able to assure them of their safety when using the technique of dry needling on them;
- to teach the practitioners to employ dry needling techniques when treating different ortho and sports-related conditions;
- to utilize intramuscular stimulation when curing various orthopedic and sports-related pathologies; as well as become proficient in the use of cupping techniques.
- to familiarize with the practitioner the contraindications and precautions for using said technique;
- to handle acupuncture needles in a safe way, and also abide by health rules and guidelines;
After the course is done, the students will be able to use their newly found abilities, and will manage to use them to treat their athletes.
[shaker_image]The seminars cost $1295, and for every ten people someone signs up, they (their department or facility) get registration fees waived for one individual. It is recommended that the practitioners take a few specific items along with them: a TENS unit, alligator clips, and a book teaching human anatomy. Dry needles will be supplied to all participants by the course staff. In addition to currently approving CEUs for their future courses, SFDN is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education services to licensed Athletic Trainers. Continuing Education Units are required by practitioners in various fields to retain their work licenses.
As of now, the following cities provide continuing education courses approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to earn 26 CEUs: Corpus Christi, Texas. Further, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) provides the way to earn twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
Hosting a Course
Physical therapists and other clinicians who want to host a seminar are able to do so after they fill out the form and submit an application on the SFDN’s website. Structure & Function’s dry needling classes provide the modern techniques and methods in the art of dry needling, and also intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone combined her competence and experience to combine dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficiency to make the dry needling system currently respected and admired all over the nation.
Making use of the latest available methodology and info enables clinicians to better their knowledge in dealing with the many conditions in rehabilitation of athletes, as well as expand the overall knowledge of sports medical professionals.
Learn more about Our Dry Needling Events
Stop over at Structure & Function: Dry needling’s web page if you’d like to hear more about our future courses; on our Courses Page.
Give Structure & Function: Dry Needling a call at (602) 888-1998, or send an e-mail which can be found on our Contact Page.