[shaker_image]Sue Falsone founded the company, Structure & Function: Dry Needling, to introduce dry needling to medical professionals. She teaches seminars across the US to improve the knowledge of sports professionals. SFDN offers a twenty-five hour dry needling class across the country, with upcoming events in High Point, North Carolina! Over the course of 3 days, the course deals with different topics on the important dry needling techniques for treating all sorts of acute and chronic conditions in athletes.
What is Dry Needling and Who is Sue Falsone?
[shaker_image]Dry needling, a blend of skill and art, is done by a skilled physical therapist who works with acupuncture needles to stimulate the athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the creator and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, launched a real-world dry needling system that is called Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her company! The system is characterized by a blend of skills Sue introduced and enhanced in the course of a couple of years in the field. Sue worked as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, a period where she served as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Trainer in any of the 4 most important sports in the United States. Also, she served as the Head Athletic Coach for the American Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to do the following:
- to use dry needling techniques in curing common ortho and sports-related injuries;
- to successfully employ intramuscular stimulation when curing different and sports-related conditions; and excel in the use of cupping techniques.
- to better understand the surface anatomy of the subject in terms of his well-being when using dry needles;
- to be able to handle dry needles in a secure way, as well as adhere to health rules and regulations;
- to make certain the practitioner is acquainted with the contraindications and precautionary measures in regarding dry needling;
After the course is over, the participants will manage to combine their new abilities in order to treat various pathologies within the fields of orthopedic and sports medicine.
Info Regarding the Classes
[shaker_image]The fee for the seminars is $1295, but one person can attend the class at no charge when their sports club or facility registers ten other course participants. They recommend that participants take certain things along with them to class: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clamps, and a comprehensive book teaching human anatomy. The lecturers will supply the needles for all students to use during the seminar. As well as currently approving CEUs for their courses, SFDN is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide services of continuing education to licensed Athletic Trainers. CEUs are mandatory by practitioners in various fields to maintain their working licenses.
Continuing education activities approved by ProCert for Physical Therapists are right now being held in the following places and award twenty-six CEUs: High Point. NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) allows the practitioner to earn 25 Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 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 medical experts may sign up for it. The latest information about intramuscular stimulation, dry needling, and cupping is contained in Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s events. Sue Falsone combined her skills and experience in order to blend dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficiency into the dry needling system currently recognized and admired all over the nation.
Using the newest methodology and info, it enables sports medical professionals to increase their skill in dealing with various ailments in sports rehabilitation, and further expand the proficiency of medical professionals in sports therapy.
Sign Up For a Course
Go to SFDN’s website if you wish to find out more info about our upcoming classes; available on our Courses Page.
You will be able to contact Sue Falsone and her employees via the Contact us form on our web site, by telephone at (602) 888-1998, or by forwarding an e-mail, as listed here on our Contact page.