[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling is an education organization focused on introducing dry needling to physical therapists, hosted by Sue Falsone. She teaches classes throughout the US to improve the knowledge of sports professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a 25 hour dry needling class all over the United States, with events in New Orleans, Louisiana! Over the course of 3 days, the course consists of various topics on the important dry needling methods for treating various acute and chronic problems in athletes.
About Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Using the technique of dry needling, an expert licensed physiotherapist works with acupuncture needles to penetrate the dermis and stimulate the athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, developed a hands-on dry needling concept named Structure and Function Dry Needling, which shares a name with her business! Over the course of the decade in the industry, Falsone gathered a great amount of expertise which she then used to perfect her dry needling concept. Sue Falsone worked as Head Athletic Coach for the LA Dodgers, where she worked as the first female Head Athletic Coach in any of the four most important sports in the United States. Also, Sue served as the Head Athletic Coach for the American Men’s National Soccer team.
The course was designed for the clinician:
- to be able to handle dry needles in a secure manner, and also adhere to official health guidelines and regulations;
- to get to know general and individual anatomies of the subject in order to be able to assure them of their well-being when using the technique of dry needling on them;
- to successfully utilize intramuscular stimulation when treating various ortho and sports-related pathologies; and to excel in the knowledge of vacuum therapy techniques.
- to familiarize with the health professional the contraindications and safeguards when using the aforementioned technique;
- to teach proper use of dry needling techniques in curing common sports-related injuries;
After the course is over, the students will be confident enough to put together their newfound knowledge to treat various conditions in sports and ortho medicine.
The courses are one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, and when someone signs ten people up, they (their sports club or department) get free access for 1 person. It is recommended that participants bring a couple of specific items with them to the seminar: a TENS unit, alligator clamps, and a book about the human anatomy. Dry needles for use in class will be made available to all participants by the course lecturers. Structure & Function: Dry Needling is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to offer continuing education services to accredited Athletic Trainers and is right now in the process of approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units). In a number of fields, CEUs are required for to keep on working in their field.
Presently, the following cities offer continuing education events approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to earn twenty-six Continuing Education Units: New Orleans. Also, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the means to earn 25 Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
Hosting an Event
[shaker_image]If they want to hold a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other health care experts may apply to do so on the Structure & Function: Dry Needlingís webpage. All the newest research and knowledge of intramuscular stimulation, dry needling, and cupping is contained in the courses. The award winning and highly regarded dry needling approach developed by Sue Falsone draws on her years of hard work to serve as a quality mix of pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficiency, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis.
When using the SFDN system, apart from increasing the overall repository of sports therapy skills, health care professionals are able to offer their patients more refined and higher quality treatment.