Structure & Function: Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Sue Falsone started her own enterprise, Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN), with the intention to teach dry needling to sports professionals. She teaches classes in the US to improve the knowledge of health care professionals. SFDN offers a 25 hr dry needling seminar across America, with upcoming events in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Spanning 3 days, the class consists of various topics on the basic dry needling approaches in treating a number of acute and chronic ailments in athletes. During the course, Sue Falsone gives advice on how to use techniques such as intra-muscular electric stimulation (short: IMS) and cupping.
Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
[shaker_image]Using the technique of dry needling, an experienced licensed health care professional uses acupuncture needles to prick the dermis and stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the creator and Chief Executive Officer of Structure and Function Dry Needling, started a practical dry needling approach called Structure and Function Dry Needling, which shares a name with her business! In the course of her years in the industry, Falsone gathered an incredible amount of experience which she then used to develop her dry needling concept. As a real leader in her field, Sue Falsone worked as Head Athletic Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, which made her the first woman in the position of Head Athletic Coach in the four most important sports in the US. The American Men’s National Soccer team also perceived her skills and gave her the job of Head Athletic Trainer.
The course wants to allow the clinician:
- to get to know the anatomies of the subject in order to ensure their safety when practicing dry needling on them;
- to allow the practitioners to employ dry needling techniques when treating different ortho and sports-related pathologies;
- to successfully utilize intramuscular stimulation when treating different and sports-related conditions; as well as become proficient when using cupping techniques.
- to be sure the health professional knows of the contraindications and precautionary measures in in terms of dry needling;
- to master proper dry needle usage practices, and eliminate exposure to diseases transferred by blood;
Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to use their new abilities, and will manage to successfully use them when working on their athletes.
The courses are priced at $1295, and for every ten people someone signs up, they (their sports club or department) get registration fees waived for 1 person. Students should bring the following three items: a book about human anatomy (edition and author unspecified), a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation unit, and alligator clamps. The staff will provide the needles for all participants to have throughout the course. As well as currently approving Continued Education Units for their future courses, SFDN is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to accredited Athletic Trainers. In some fields, Continuing Education Units are mandatory for people to maintain their licenses and continue working in their industry.
Right now, these places provide continuing education courses approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to get 26 Continuing Education Units: Minneapolis. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) allows the practitioner to get 25 CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 CEUs.
Hosting a Seminar
Physiotherapists as well as other practitioners who want to host a course may participate after filling out the form and submitting an application on the Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s website. All the latest research and knowledge of dry needling, cupping, and intramuscular stimulation is taught in Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s courses. Sue Falsone brought forth her knowledge and experience to incorporate dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy to form the dry needling approach as of now respected and admired all over America.
Using the SFDN method, aside from increasing the repository of sports rehabilitation skills, health care professionals are able to improve the treatment of their athletes.
Get in Contact
Visit SFDN’s web site in case you want to hear more information about our seminars; on our website.
You will be able to reach out to Sue Falsone and her team by using the Contact us form on our webpage, by telephone at (602) 888-1998, or by sending an email, as listed here on our Contact page.