Structure & Function: Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Sue Falsone started her organization, Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN), in order to educate and teach dry needling to health care professionals. She coordinates lectures throughout the United States to improve the skills of medical professionals. They offer dry needling classes, 25 hrs in length, in Knoxville, Tennessee and other big cities across the US! Spanning 3 days, the seminar is comprised of different topics on the important dry needling methods for treating a number of acute and chronic conditions in athletes. As part of the lectures, Sue Falsone also teaches using techniques of intra-muscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS) and cupping.
What is Dry Needling and Who is Sue Falsone?
[shaker_image]Dry needling, a blend of art and science, is performed by an expert physical therapist who uses acupuncture needles to stimulate the professional athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the founder and CEO of Structure and Function Dry Needling, launched a real-world dry needling concept that is called Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her company! This approach is defined by a blend of skills Sue introduced and improved over a couple of years in the industry. Sue Falsone spent time working as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, during which she worked as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Coach in all of the four major sports in the United States. Also, she worked as the Head Athletic Coach for the US Men’s National Soccer team.
Objectives of the Class
The course was designed for the medical professional:
- to enable the students to use dry needling techniques when addressing various ortho and sports-related pathologies;
- to be able to apply intramuscular stimulation in curing commonplace ortho problems; as well as learn different cupping techniques.
- to comprehend the external anatomy of the subject in regards to his well-being while using acupuncture needles;
- to understand proper acupuncture needle usage practices, and avoid exposure to diseases transferred by blood;
- to make sure the health professional understands the contraindications and precautionary measures in in terms of dry needling;
When the course is finished, the students will manage to use their new skills in order to cure different pathologies and issues within the fields of sports and ortho medicine.
[shaker_image]The price for the seminars is $1295, however 1 person can participate in the class for free if their sports club or club sings up 10 other participants. It is recommended that the practitioners take a few specific things along with them: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a human anatomy book. The staff will supply the needles for everyone to have throughout the course. Structure & Function: Dry Needling is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to offer continuing education to accredited Athletic Trainers and is at this moment in the process of approving CEUs. Continuing Education Units are mandatory by professionals in various fields to retain their work licenses.
Presently, these are the places that provide continuing education activities certified by ProCert for Physiotherapists to get twenty-six CEUs: Knoxville, Tennessee. Also, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the means to get twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five Continuing Education Units.
How to Host a Seminar
[shaker_image]Physiotherapists and various other practitioners who are interested in hosting a seminar may participate after they fill out the form and submit an application on the SFDN’s web site. The latest research and knowledge of cupping, dry needling, and intramuscular stimulation is taught in the courses. The brilliant and highly regarded dry needling approach started by Sue Falsone was developed thanks to her years of hard work 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.
In using the SFDN system, aside from increasing the general base of sports rehabilitation knowledge, sports medical professionals are able to offer their patients more refined and higher quality treatment.
If you want to find out more about dry needling courses led by SFDN, take a peek at our website and check the list of our events.
Give SFDN a ring at (602) 888-1998, or send an e-mail which can be found at our Contact Page.