[shaker_image]Sue Falsone founded the company, Structure & Function: Dry Needling, to teach dry needling to sports professionals. She coordinates lectures throughout the US to improve the proficiency of sports professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers dry needling classes, twenty-five hrs in length, in Gilbert and other big cities throughout the United States. Over the course of 3 days, the course offers training sessions on how to use essential dry needling techniques on curing a range of acute & chronic issues in athletes. During the course, Sue Falsone also describes cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS).
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
Dry needling, a combination of art and science, is done by an expert physical therapist who works with acupuncture needles to stimulate the muscles of the professional athlete. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and Chief Executive Officer of Structure and Function Dry Needling, launched a practical dry needling system called SFDN, which shares a name with her organization. In the course of the decade in the field, Falsone garnered an incredible amount of experience which she then used to invent her dry needling concept. Sue spent time working as Head Athletic Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where she was the first female Head Athletic Coach in all of the four most popular sports in America. Also, Sue Falsone worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the United States Men’s National Soccer team.
The purpose of the course is:
- to better understand general and respective anatomies of the subject in order to be able to assure them of their safety as the practitioner is using dry needling;
- to be able to use dry needling techniques in addressing commonplace sports-related injuries;
- to utilize intramuscular stimulation when treating different and sports-related problems; and to excel in the use of vacuum therapy techniques.
- to make certain the clinician understands the contraindications and precautionary measures in regarding dry needling;
- to be able to work with dry needles in a safe way, as well as abide by official health rules and regulations;
Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to combine their new knowledge in order to treat various conditions within the fields of sports and ortho medicine.
Info About Our Class
The fee for the course is $1295, although one person may participate in the class at no cost if their club or facility registers 10 other participants. Students are encouraged to bring these items: an anatomy book (edition and author not specified), a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation device, and alligator clips. The lecturers provide the needles for everyone to have in class. SFDN is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to offer services of continuing education to licensed Athletic Trainers and is right now approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units). Continuing Education Units are required by those employed in all sorts of fields to keep their work licenses.
As of now, the following cities offer the ability to partake in continuing education classes certified by ProCert for Physiotherapists to earn 26 Continuing Education Units: Gilbert, Arizona. Also, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the means to get 25 Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five Continuing Education Units.
Hosting an Event
[shaker_image]If they would like to offer a dry needling course, physical therapists and other health care professionals can sign up to do so on the Structure & Function: Dry Needlingís web site. All the latest information about cupping, dry needling, and intramuscular stimulation is taught in the classes. The award winning and esteemed dry needling system introduced by Sue Falsone draws on her several decades of experience in order to serve as a quality combination of dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy.
Using the SFDN system, aside from expanding the general base of sports medicine knowledge, practitioners are able to offer their patients more advanced and higher quality treatment.
Sign Up For a Course
To familiarize yourself with dry needling events offered by SFDN, visit our webpage and go through the list of our classes.
You will be able to reach out to Sue Falsone and her crew by using the Contact us form on our web page, telephone at (602) 888-1998, or by dropping them an email, as stated on our Contact page.