[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is an education organization with the goal of introducing dry needling to physiotherapists, created by Sue Falsone. She teaches courses across the US to improve the knowledge of sports professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers dry needling classes, twenty-five hrs in length, in Louisville and other major cities all over the US. Spread across 3 days, the seminar is comprised of different topics on the basic dry needling methods for treating all sorts of acute and chronic ailments in professional athletes. As part of the course, Sue Falsone presents how to use techniques like intramuscular electric stimulation (short: IMS) and cupping.
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
[shaker_image]Dry needling, a mix of art and science, is performed by a physical therapist who uses dry needles to stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, launched a hands-on dry needling concept called Structure and Function Dry Needling, which shares a name with her organization! This system is characterized by a combination of skills Sue Falsone developed and perfected over the course of several decades in the industry. Sueís experience includes stints as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where she was the first female Head Athletic Trainer in all of the 4 most popular sports in the US. She also served as the Head Athletic Coach for the United States Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to allow the clinician:
- to work with acupuncture needles in a secure way, and abide by health rules and guidelines;
- to get to know the anatomies of the subject so as to make sure they are safe as the practitioner is using the technique of dry needling on them;
- to use intramuscular stimulation when treating various orthopedic and sports-related conditions; and become proficient in the knowledge of vacuum therapy techniques.
- to point out to the practitioner the contraindications and safeguards for using the aforementioned technique;
- to allow the students to employ dry needling techniques when treating different ortho and sports-related injuries;
After the course is over, the students will be able to use their newly found skills, and will be able to use them with success while working on their athletes.
[shaker_image]The events are priced at $1295, and for every ten people someone signs up, they (their club or department) get free access for 1 person. They recommend that students bring a couple of specific items along with them: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a comprehensive book teaching the human anatomy. The staff supply the needles for all students to have during the seminar. In addition to being in the process of approving CEUs for their future courses, Structure & Function: Dry Needling is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to licensed Athletic Trainers. In certain professions, Continuing Education Units are required for to keep on working in their field.
Continuing education events certified by ProCert for Physiotherapists are presently being held in the following places for 26 CEUs: Louisville. Also, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) provides the means to earn twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five Continuing Education Units.
Information Regarding How to Host an Event
[shaker_image]Physiotherapists and other clinicians who would like to host an event may participate after filling out the form and submitting an application. Our dry needling classes provide the modern approach to the science and art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone combined her skills and experience garnered at the forefront of her field, in order to incorporate pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficiency, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis to make the dry needling system as of this moment sought after and admired all over America.
Making use of the newest methodology and info, it enables practitioners to better their knowledge in curing different conditions in sports rehabilitation, and expand the general skills of health care professionals in sport.
Get in Contact
To find out more about dry needling classes offered by Structure & Function: Dry Needling, take a look at our web site and check out the index of our upcoming seminars here.
You may reach out to Sue Falsone and her team via the Contact us section of our web page, by phone at (602) 888-1998, or by forwarding an e-mail, on our Contact page.