[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is a training organization centered on teaching dry needling techniques to physical therapists, founded by Sue Falsone. She teaches classes throughout the United States to improve the knowledge of medical professionals. They offer dry needling courses, 25 hours in length, in Fort Collins and other big towns all over the United States. Over three days, the course teaches a bunch of topics on the basic dry needling techniques for treating a number of acute and chronic conditions in athletes.
Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Using the technique of dry needling, a licensed physiotherapist uses acupuncture needles to enter the skin and stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the creator and Chief Executive Officer of Structure and Function Dry Needling, launched a hands-on dry needling concept called SFDN, which shares a name with her company! This concept is characterized by a blend of techniques Sue Falsone developed and perfected over a couple of decades in the industry. Sue Falsone worked as Head Athletic Trainer for the LA Dodgers organization, during which she worked as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Coach in all of the 4 most popular sports in the US. Also, Sue Falsone worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the American Men’s National Soccer team.
The course was designed for the medical professional:
- to learn proper acupuncture needle handling methods, and avoid potential diseases transferred by blood;
- to get acquainted with the anatomies of the patient to ensure their safety while practicing dry needling;
- to utilize intramuscular stimulation when treating different sports-related conditions; as well as excel in the knowledge of vacuum therapy techniques.
- to acquaint with the health professional the contraindications and safeguards while using said technique;
- to teach the clinicians to use dry needling techniques when treating different orthopedic and sports-related pathologies;
After the course is over, the practitioners will be proficient in the use of their newly learned skills, and will manage to use them to treat their athletes.
The seminars are priced at one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, and when someone signs ten people up, they (their department or sports club) get free access for one person. They recommend that students bring a few specific items along with them: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clamps, and a book about human anatomy. Dry needles will be made available to all participants by the seminar lecturers. As well as approving Continued Education Units (CEUs) for their courses, SFDN is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to licensed Athletic Trainers. Continuing Education Units are mandatory by practitioners in various fields to keep their professional licenses.
Presently, the following cities offer the ability to partake in continuing education courses certified by ProCert for Physiotherapists to get twenty-six Continuing Education Units: Fort Collins, Colorado. As well as mentioned above, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) offers the way to earn twenty-five Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five CEUs.
Hosting a Seminar
If they would like to host a dry needling course, physical therapists and other medical experts can sign up to do so. All the newest research and knowledge of cupping, dry needling, and intramuscular stimulation is contained in the events. The brilliant and acclaimed dry needling system developed by Sue Falsone was created thanks to her years of hard work in order to serve as an effective blend of pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficacy, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis.
Using the SFDN method, aside from enriching the foundation of sports rehabilitation knowledge, sports medical professionals can to improve the care for their athletes.
Sign Up For a Course
Visit SFDN’s web site if you wish to find out more information about our courses; on our Courses Page.
Phone Structure & Function: Dry Needling at (602) 888-1998, or send them an e-mail which can be found on our Contact Page.