[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is a training company focused on introducing the dry needling approach to physical therapists, started by Sue Falsone. She teaches courses across the US to empower medical professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a 25 hour dry needling seminar all over the US, with upcoming events in Frisco. Spread across 3 days, the seminar teaches topics on the essential dry needling approaches in curing a number of acute and chronic problems in professional athletes. As part of the seminar, Sue Falsone also presents the use of techniques of intra-muscular electric stimulation (short: IMS) and cupping.
Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
In the world of dry needling, a approved medical professional uses his skill with acupuncture needles to enter the epidermis and stimulate the athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, started a real-world dry needling system called SFDN, the namesake of her business. This concept is characterized by a mix of skills Falsone introduced and improved in the course of many years in the business. As an original pioneer in her area of expertise, Sue Falsone served as Head Athletic Coach for the LA Dodgers, making her the very first female to assume the role of Head Athletic Trainer in the 4 most popular sports in America. The American Men’s National Soccer team also saw her accomplishments and offered her the role of Head Athletic Trainer.
The objectives of the course are the following:
- to teach proper use of dry needling techniques in treating common ortho and sports-related injuries;
- to employ intramuscular stimulation when curing different ortho and sports-related problems; and to excel in the use of vacuum therapy techniques.
- to better comprehend the anatomy of the subject in regards to his safety while using needles;
- to learn secure dry needle usage techniques, and eliminate risk of exposure to blood borne diseases;
- to be sure the health professional understands the contraindications and precautionary measures in in regards to dry needling;
When the course is finished, the participants will manage to put together their newfound skills to cure various conditions and issues in sports and ortho medicine.
The fee for the seminars is $1295, but 1 person may attend the class at no cost when their sports club or club brings 10 other participants. They recommend that students take a few specific items along with them: a TENS unit, alligator clamps, and a comprehensive book teaching human anatomy. Dry needles will be given to all students by the course staff. SFDN is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education services to certified Athletic Trainers and is as of this moment in the process of approving CEUs. In certain professions, CEUs are required for those employed to retain their licenses and keep working in their industry.
Continuing education classes approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists are currently available here for twenty-six Continuing Education Units: Frisco. NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) enables the practitioner to earn 25 Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five CEUs.
How to Host a Seminar
[shaker_image]Physical therapists as well as many other practitioners who would like to host a class are able to do so after they fill out the form and submit an application. All the newest information about dry needling, cupping, and intramuscular stimulation is contained in the seminars. The award winning and esteemed dry needling approach developed by Sue Falsone was developed thanks to her several decades of expertise to serve as a quality combination of pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficiency, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis.
When using the SFDN approach, apart from increasing the overall foundation of sports therapy skills, sports medical professionals are able to offer their patients more refined and higher quality treatment.