[shaker_image]Sue Falsone created the organization, Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN), to introduce dry needling to medical professionals. She teaches classes throughout America to improve the knowledge of sports professionals. SFDN offers dry needling courses, 25 hours in length, in Montgomery and other major cities all over the United States. Spread across 3 days, the class offers lectures on how to use important dry needling techniques on treating a range of acute & chronic ailments in athletes. As part of the seminar, Sue Falsone presents the use of techniques like intramuscular electrical stimulation (abbreviated: IMS) and cupping.
Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
Dry needling, a combination of skill and art, is performed by a skilled physiotherapist who works with dry needles to stimulate the muscles of the athlete. At SFDN, creator and CEO Sue Falsone developed a dry needling concept that goes by SFDN! This approach is characterized by a combination of skills Sue Falsone developed and perfected over the course of a couple of decades in the business. Sue spent time working as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, during which she served as the first female Head Athletic Trainer in any of the 4 major sports in the US. Also, Sue Falsone spent some time working as the Head Athletic Coach for the US Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to allow the clinician:
- to enable the students to employ dry needling techniques when treating various ortho and sports-related pathologies;
- to utilize intramuscular stimulation in treating common ortho pathologies; and also master different cupping techniques.
- to understand the anatomy of the patient in regards to his well-being when using dry needles;
- to be able to use acupuncture needles in a secure manner, and also adhere to health guidelines and regulations;
- to point out to the clinician the contraindications and safeguards while using the aforementioned technique;
Upon completion of the course, the participants will manage to use their new abilities to cure different pathologies and ailments within the fields of orthopedic and sports medicine.
[shaker_image]The price for the classes is $1295, although 1 individual can attend the course at no cost if their sports club or facility sings up 10 other course participants. It is advisable that the practitioners bring certain items along with them to class: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a book teaching human anatomy. The staff supply the needles for everyone to have throughout the course. SFDN has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to certified Athletic Trainers and is as of this moment approving CEUs. Continuing Education Units are mandatory by practitioners in all sorts of fields to retain their work licenses.
As of now, these are the places that offer the ability to partake in continuing education activities certified by ProCert for Physiotherapists to earn 26 Continuing Education Units: Montgomery, Alabama. Also, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) offers the means to get 25 CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
Information on How to Host a Course
[shaker_image]Physiotherapists as well as many other medical professionals who want to host a class may participate upon filling out the form and submitting an application on the SFDN’s webpage. SFDN’s dry needling seminars provide the modern techniques and methods in the art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone combined her competence and expertise gathered at the forefront of her field, to combine pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficiency, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis to form the dry needling approach as of this moment recognized and praised across the nation.
Utilizing the newest methodology and research allows practitioners to better their skill in curing the many ailments in rehabilitation of athletes, as well as further expand the overall proficiency of health care professionals in sport.
Sign Up For a Class
Visit Structure & Function: Dry needling’s web site if you want to find out more about our future classes; available on our website.
Phone SFDN at (602) 888-1998, or send them an email which can be found at our Contact Page.