[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is a training enterprise with the goal of introducing dry needling techniques to physical therapists, founded by Sue Falsone. She teaches seminars all over America to empower health care professionals. SFDN offers dry needling classes, 25 hours in length, in Killeen and other big cities throughout the US! Over the course of three days, the course deals with different topics on the important dry needling methods for treating all sorts of acute and chronic conditions in athletes. Throughout the seminar, Sue Falsone also demonstrates ways to use intramuscular electrical stimulation (abbreviated: IMS) and cupping.
Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
In the world of dry needling, an expert approved physical therapist works with dry needles to prick the skin and stimulate the professional athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, launched a hands-on dry needling system that is called Structure and Function Dry Needling, which shares a name with her business. This approach is defined by a mix of techniques Sue Falsone introduced and improved in the course of many decades in the industry. Sueís experience includes stints as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, during which she served as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Trainer in any of the four major sports in the US. She also worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the United States Men’s National Soccer team.
The objectives of the course are the following:
- to be able to handle acupuncture needles in a proper manner, as well as adhere to official health guidelines and regulations;
- to understand the anatomy of the subject in terms of his well-being while handling needles;
- to successfully utilize intramuscular stimulation when curing various sports-related pathologies; as well as excel in the use of cupping techniques.
- to make sure the practitioner understands the contraindications and safety measures in terms of dry needling;
- to allow the practitioners to use dry needling techniques when addressing different orthopedic and sports-related pathologies;
Upon completion of the course, the attendees will be able to use their newly found skills, and will be able to use them with success in treatment of their athletes.
Information About the Course
The fee for the events is one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, but one individual can participate in the class for free when their sports club or department brings 10 other participants. It is advisable that participants take a few specific items with them to the seminar: a TENS unit, alligator clips, and a comprehensive book about human anatomy. The staff will supply the needles for everyone to use throughout the course. Structure & Function: Dry Needling has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education services to accredited Athletic Trainers and is currently approving CEUs. In a number of professions, Continuing Education Units are required for to keep on working in their industry.
Continuing education courses certified by ProCert for Physical Therapists are currently offered here for twenty-six Continuing Education Units: Killeen. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) enables the student to get twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five Continuing Education Units.
How to Host a Class
If they would like to offer a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other health care experts can sign up for it. Our dry needling courses offer the modern approach to the art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone combined her competence and experience in order to combine dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy into the dry needling system now respected and praised all over America.
Using the newest methodology and research allows clinicians to better their skill in dealing with different ailments in athletes’ recovery, as well as further expand the proficiency of health care professionals in sport.
Sign Up For a Course
If you want to get more information about dry needling courses led by SFDN, take a look at our website and go through the schedule of our upcoming events here.
Phone SFDN at (602) 888-1998, or send them an e-mail which can be found on our Contact Page.