[shaker_image]Sue Falsone created her own company, Structure & Function: Dry Needling, in order to introduce dry needling to health care professionals. She runs classes throughout the United States to develop the expertise of medical professionals. SFDN offers a 25 hour dry needling class across the country, with events in Midland, Texas. Spread across three days, the course provides lectures on how to use fundamental dry needling techniques on treating a variety of acute and chronic conditions in athletes. During the class, Sue Falsone also describes cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation (abbreviated: IMS).
Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
Dry needling, a mix of art and science, is done by a skilled physiotherapist who works with dry needles to stimulate the athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Structure and Function Dry Needling, started a hands-on dry needling concept that is called Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her company. This system is regarded as a blend of skills Falsone combined and improved over many years in the business. As an original leader in her field, Sue Falsone worked as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, making her the very first woman in the position of Head Athletic Trainer in the four most popular sports in America. The the United States Men’s National Soccer team also recognized her accomplishments and gave her the job of Head Athletic Trainer.
The objectives of the course are the following:
- to enable the practitioners to employ dry needling techniques when treating various orthopedic and sports-related injuries;
- to be able to utilize intramuscular stimulation in curing everyday orthopedic conditions; and also master various cupping techniques.
- to better understand the anatomies of the patient so as to make sure they are safe while practitioner is using dry needling;
- to handle acupuncture needles in a proper manner, as well as adhere to health guidelines and rules;
- to make sure the practitioner knows of the contraindications and precautions in in regards to dry needling;
After the course is done, the participants will be proficient in the use of their new abilities, and will be able to use them to treat their athletes.
[shaker_image]The price for the events is $1295, however 1 person is eligible to participate in the course for free when their sports club or facility brings 10 other students. It is advisable that course participants take a few specific things along with them to class: a TENS unit, alligator clips, and a human anatomy book. The staff will provide the needles for everyone to use throughout the course. In addition to 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 obligatory by those employed in different fields to keep their work licenses.
Presently, the following cities offer continuing education events approved by ProCert for Physical Therapists to get twenty-six CEUs: Midland. Further, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) offers the way to earn twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five CEUs.
Hosting a Class
[shaker_image]Physiotherapists and many other medical professionals who are interested in hosting a class can participate after they fill out the form and submit an application on the SFDN’s webpage. SFDN’s dry needling seminars provide the modern techniques and methods in the science and art of dry needling, and also intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The outstanding and esteemed dry needling approach introduced by Sue Falsone draws on her years of expertise in order to be an efficient mix of pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficiency, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis.
Using the latest available methodology and information allows practitioners to increase their skill in curing the many ailments in sports rehabilitation, and expand the knowledge of sports medical professionals.
Sign Up For a Class
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Phone Structure & Function: Dry Needling at (602) 888-1998, or send an email which can be found on our Contact Page.