[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is a training enterprise focused on teaching dry needling techniques to sports and medical practitioners, founded by Sue Falsone. She runs classes throughout the US to develop the skills of sports professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a 25 hr dry needling seminar all over the country, with events in Lewisville, Texas. Over the course of three days, the class offers training sessions on using essential dry needling techniques on treating a range of acute or serious ailments in athletes.
About Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
Combining the art and science of dry needling, an expert licensed physical therapist uses acupuncture needles to penetrate the skin and stimulate the athlete’s muscles. At SFDN, creator and Chief Executive Officer Sue Falsone founded a dry needling concept called SFDN! This concept is regarded as a mix of techniques Sue combined and perfected over a couple of decades in the industry. Sue worked as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where she worked as the first female Head Athletic Trainer in all of the four most popular sports in America. She also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the United States Men’s National Soccer team.
The course was designed for the medical professional:
- to understand proper needle usage practices, and avoid potential blood borne diseases;
- to better understand the external anatomy of the patient in terms of his well-being when handling dry needles;
- to utilize intramuscular stimulation when curing different orthopedic and sports-related problems; and to excel in the use of vacuum therapy techniques.
- to acquaint with the health professional the contraindications and safety measures while using the aforementioned technique;
- to be able to use dry needling techniques in addressing commonplace orthopedic and sports-related pathologies;
When the course is finished, the students will be confident enough to use their newfound skills in order to treat various pathologies in ortho and sports medicine.
The fee for the course is $1295, but 1 individual is eligible to take the course at no charge when their sports club or club sings up 10 other course participants. Students are encouraged to bring the following three items: a book about human anatomy (edition and author not specified), a TENS device, along with alligator clips. Dry needles will be made available to all students by the seminar lecturers. As well as being in the process of approving Continued Education Units (CEUs) for their courses, SFDN is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer services of continuing education to certified Athletic Trainers. Continuing Education Units are required by professionals in different fields to retain their working licenses.
Presently, the following cities allow you to partake in continuing education courses certified by ProCert for Physical Therapists to earn twenty-six CEUs: Lewisville. Further, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) provides the means to get twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five Continuing Education Units.
How to Host a Course
Physical therapists as well as various other practitioners who want to host an event are able to participate after filling out the form and submitting an application. The latest research and knowledge of cupping, dry needling, and intramuscular stimulation goes into our events. Sue Falsone combined her knowledge and experience in order to blend dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficiency to make the dry needling system as of this moment respected and admired throughout the US.
In using the Structure & Function method, aside from enriching the overall repository of sports medicine skills, practitioners are able to offer their patients better and higher quality treatment.
If you want to get more information about dry needling classes by Structure & Function: Dry Needling, take a peek at our web page and browse the index of our future classes.
Give Structure & Function: Dry Needling a call at (602) 888-1998, or send an email which can be found at our Contact Page.