[shaker_image]Sue Falsone started her own organization, Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN), with the intention to educate and teach dry needling to medical professionals. She teaches seminars in the US to empower medical professionals. They offer a twenty-five hr dry needling seminar all over the country, with upcoming events in El Paso, Texas! Spanning 3 days, the course deals with different topics on the basic dry needling techniques for treating a number of acute and chronic ailments in athletes.
What is Dry Needling and Who is Sue Falsone?
Dry needling, as a blend of art and science, is performed by a physical therapist who uses his knowledge of dry needles to stimulate the athlete’s muscles. At Structure & Function Dry Needling, creator and CEO Sue Falsone launched a hands-on dry needling concept called Structure & Function: Dry Needling! Over the course of the decade in the business, Sue Falsone gathered an incredible amount of expertise which she used to develop her dry needling system. As a true leader in her field, Sue served as Head Athletic Coach for the LA Dodgers, making her the first woman in the position of Head Athletic Coach in the four most important sports in America. The the United States Men’s National Soccer team also perceived her accomplishments and offered her the role of Head Athletic Trainer.
The goal of the course is the following:
- to master secure needle handling practices, and avoid potential diseases transferred by blood;
- to better understand the external anatomy of the patient in regards to his well-being when working with needles;
- to use intramuscular stimulation in curing common ortho and sports-related conditions; as well as learn various cupping techniques.
- to acquaint with the practitioner the contraindications and safety measures for using said technique;
- to enable the students to employ dry needling techniques when treating various orthopedic and sports-related pathologies;
Upon completion of the course, the attendees will be able to use their new skills, and will manage to use them with success in treatment of their athletes.
Info Regarding Our Course
The courses are $1295, and when someone signs ten people up, they (their facility or department) get free access for one individual. They recommend that students take a couple of specific things along with them to the seminar: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a comprehensive book teaching human anatomy. The staff will supply the needles for all participants to use during the seminar. As well as approving Continued Education Units for their courses, Structure & Function: Dry Needling is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to accredited Athletic Trainers. In some professions, Continuing Education Units are mandatory for those employed to keep their licenses and go on working in their industry.
Right now, the following cities offer the ability to partake in continuing education classes certified by ProCert for Physiotherapists to get twenty-six Continuing Education Units: El Paso, Texas. Also, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) offers the way to get twenty-five Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
How to Host a Seminar
If they decide to host a dry needling course, physical therapists and other health care experts may register for it on the Structure & Function: Dry Needlingís web site. The latest info about cupping, dry needling, and intramuscular stimulation is contained in the courses. Sue Falsone used her competence and expertise in order to blend pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficacy, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis to form the dry needling system now sought after and praised across the nation.
In using the SFDN method, aside from expanding the general foundation of sports therapy skills, practitioners will know how to improve the treatment of their athletes.
Get in Contact
Visit Structure & Function: Dry needling’s web site if you want to learn more info about our upcoming events; available on our Courses Page.
Phone SFDN at (602) 888-1998, or send them an e-mail which can be found on our Contact Page.