Structure & Function: Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is a training organization focused on teaching dry needling to physical therapists, founded by Sue Falsone. She teaches courses across the United States to empower medical professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a twenty-five hour dry needling course throughout the United States, with upcoming events in Hartford, Connecticut. Over 3 days, the class consists of topics on the basic dry needling methods for treating a number of acute and chronic conditions in athletes.
Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
[shaker_image]In the world of dry needling, an expert licensed health care professional uses his skill with dry needles to prick the dermis and stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the creator and Chief Executive Officer of Structure and Function Dry Needling, started a practical dry needling approach named Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her organization! In the course of her years in the industry, Falsone garnered a great amount of experience which she then used to invent her dry needling approach. As a real leader in her area of expertise, Sue Falsone worked as Head Athletic Trainer for the LA Dodgers organization, making her the very first female to assume the role of Head Athletic Coach in the 4 major sports in the US. The the United States Men’s National Soccer team also recognized her accomplishments and gave her the job of Head Athletic Trainer.
The purpose of the course is:
- to understand the surface anatomy of the patient in regards to his safety when handling dry needles;
- to use dry needling techniques in addressing prevalent orthopedic and sports-related pathologies;
- to use intramuscular stimulation when curing various ortho and sports-related pathologies; as well as become proficient in the use of cupping techniques.
- to make sure the clinician understands the contraindications and safeguards in in regards to dry needling;
- to use acupuncture needles in a proper manner, and also abide by official health rules and guidelines;
After the course is over, the practitioners will be confident enough to combine their newfound abilities in order to cure varying conditions and issues within the fields of orthopedic and sports medicine.
The price for the events is one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, although one person can attend the class at no charge if their sports club or club brings 10 other participants. It is recommended that course participants take certain items with them to class: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a human anatomy book. The staff will provide the needles for all students to use during the seminar. In addition to currently approving Continued Education Units (CEUs) for their future courses, Structure & Function: Dry Needling is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to accredited Athletic Trainers. Continuing Education Units are obligatory by those employed in various fields to retain their working licenses.
Presently, the following cities offer the ability to partake in continuing education events approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to earn 26 CEUs: Hartford. Also, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the way to get 25 Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five Continuing Education Units.
Information on How to Host a Seminar
[shaker_image]If they want to hold a dry needling course, physical therapists and other health care professionals may sign up for it on the SFDNís webpage. The newest research and knowledge of dry needling, cupping, and intramuscular stimulation goes into Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s seminars. The outstanding and esteemed dry needling system started by Sue Falsone was developed thanks to her years of expertise in order to serve as an efficient mix of pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficiency, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis.
Making use of the latest available methodology and information allows health care professionals to improve their knowledge in dealing with different ailments in rehabilitation of athletes, and also expand the knowledge of sports medical professionals.
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