[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is a training organization focused on introducing the dry needling approach to physical therapists, managed by Sue Falsone. She teaches classes all over the United States to improve the knowledge of sports professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a twenty-five hr dry needling seminar throughout the US, with future events in Memphis, Tennessee. Spread across three days, the course teaches different topics on the important dry needling techniques for curing all sorts of acute and chronic ailments in athletes. During the seminar, Sue Falsone instructs on the use of techniques of intra-muscular electric stimulation (abbreviated: IMS) and cupping.
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
[shaker_image]Using the technique of dry needling, a approved physical therapist uses dry needles to enter the dermis and stimulate the muscles of the professional athlete. At Structure & Function Dry Needling, founder and CEO Sue Falsone founded a hands-on dry needling system called Structure & Function: Dry Needling! In the course of the decade in the field, Sue Falsone gathered a tremendous amount of expertise which she then used to invent her dry needling approach. As a true pioneer in her field of expertise, Sue Falsone served as Head Athletic Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which made her the first female to assume the position of Head Athletic Coach in the 4 major sports in the United States. The the United States Men’s National Soccer team also saw her skills and made her Head Athletic Trainer.
The aim of the course is the following:
- to better understand both general and individual anatomies of the patient in order to ensure their safety when using dry needling;
- to teach the clinicians to utilize dry needling techniques when treating various orthopedic and sports-related injuries;
- to be able to utilize intramuscular stimulation in aiding commonplace orthopedic conditions; as well as learn various cupping techniques.
- to point out to the health professional the contraindications and safety measures when using said technique;
- to be able to handle acupuncture needles in a secure manner, and also abide by health rules and regulations;
Upon completion of the course, the attendees will be proficient in the use of their newly found abilities, and will be able to successfully use them when treating their athletes.
Info Regarding the Classes
[shaker_image]The fee for the course is one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, although 1 person is eligible to attend the class at no cost when their sports club or facility brings ten other participants. It is recommended that participants take certain items along with them: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a book teaching the human anatomy. Dry needles for use in class will be given to all students by the course lecturers. SFDN has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education services to accredited Athletic Trainers and is currently in the process of approving CEUs. Continuing Education Units are mandatory by those employed in different fields to maintain their work licenses.
Right now, these places provide continuing education classes approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to get 26 CEUs: Memphis, Tennessee. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) allows the student to get twenty-five Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five CEUs.
Hosting a Course
If they would like to offer a dry needling course, physical therapists and other health care professionals may apply for it on the Structure & Function: Dry Needlingís webpage. The newest research and knowledge of dry needling, cupping, and intramuscular stimulation is taught in our classes. Sue Falsone brought forth her skills and expertise in order to combine dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy to form the dry needling approach currently recognized and admired across the United States.
Using the SFDN approach, apart from expanding the overall base of sports rehabilitation skills, students are able to enhance the care for their patients.
Get in Contact
Visit SFDN’s website if you’d like to hear more about our upcoming courses; available on our website.
You may get in touch with Sue Falsone and her employees via the Contact us form on our webpage, by telephone at (602) 888-1998, or by sending an e-mail, as stated on our Contact page.