[shaker_image]Sue Falsone started the enterprise, Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN), in order to introduce dry needling to sports professionals. She teaches courses across the United States to improve the knowledge of health care professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a 25 hour dry needling course all over the US, with upcoming events in Mobile, Alabama! Spanning 3 days, the seminar consists of a bunch of topics on the important dry needling techniques for curing various acute and chronic ailments in athletes.
What is Dry Needling and Who is Sue Falsone?
Using the technique of dry needling, an expert certified physical therapist uses his skill with dry needles to enter the dermis and stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and CEO of Structure and Function Dry Needling, launched a practical dry needling approach called Structure and Function Dry Needling, which shares a name with her business. Throughout the decade in the industry, Sue Falsone gathered an incredible amount of expertise which she used to perfect her dry needling approach. Sue Falsone spent time working as Head Athletic Trainer for the LA Dodgers organization, a period where she worked as the first female Head Athletic Coach in all of the four most important sports in the US. Also, she served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the American Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to allow the health care professional:
- to be able to handle dry needles in a safe manner, and adhere to official health rules and guidelines;
- to better understand the surface anatomy of the patient in regards to his safety when using needles;
- to successfully utilize intramuscular stimulation when curing various ortho and sports-related pathologies; and to become proficient in the use of vacuum therapy techniques.
- to point out to the health professional the contraindications and precautions for using said technique;
- to teach proper use of dry needling techniques in addressing common orthopedic and sports-related injuries;
After the course is done, the practitioners will be able to use their newly learned skills, and will be able to successfully use them while working on their athletes.
Information About Our Classes
[shaker_image]The price for the events is $1295, but one individual can take the class at no charge when their department or facility brings 10 other students. They recommend that students take a couple of specific things along with them to the seminar: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a human anatomy book. The staff will provide the needles for all participants to have throughout the course. As well as being in the process of approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their future courses, SFDN is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education services to accredited Athletic Trainers. In some professions, Continuing Education Units are required for to keep on working in their field.
Continuing education activities approved by ProCert for Physical Therapists are presently offered here for twenty-six CEUs: Mobile, Alabama. Further, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) offers the way to earn twenty-five Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
How to Host a Class
[shaker_image]Physical therapists as well as other practitioners who would like to host a class are able to do so upon filling out the form and submitting an application on the SFDN’s webpage. SFDN’s dry needling classes provide the newest knowledge in the art of dry needling, and also intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone used her competence and expertise gathered at the highest levels in the industry, to blend pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficacy, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis to form the dry needling approach currently respected and admired across America.
Using the SFDN system, aside from increasing the general base of sports medicine knowledge, health care professionals are able to enhance the care for their athletes.
In order to get more information about dry needling courses offered by Structure & Function: Dry Needling, take a peek at our website and go through the list of our upcoming events.
You will be able to reach out to Sue Falsone and her team via the Contact us section of our website, telephone at (602) 888-1998, or by forwarding an email, on our Contact page.