[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is a training enterprise focused on introducing dry needling techniques to physical therapists, started by Sue Falsone. She organizes classes in America to better the expertise of sports professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a twenty-five hour dry needling seminar across America, with events in Norfolk! Spread across three days, the course consists of different topics on the important dry needling approaches in treating various acute and chronic conditions in professional athletes. As part of the course program, Sue Falsone describes ways to use cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS).
Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
In the world of dry needling, a approved physical therapist uses acupuncture needles to enter the skin and stimulate the muscles of the professional athlete. Sue Falsone, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, started a real-world dry needling system called SFDN, the namesake of her company! This concept is regarded as a combination of techniques Sue introduced and perfected over several decades in the industry. Sue spent time working as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a period where she served as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Coach in any of the 4 most important sports in America. Also, Sue Falsone spent some time working as the Head Athletic Coach for the United States Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to do the following:
- to be able to handle dry needles in a secure way, as well as abide by official health guidelines and regulations;
- to better understand the surface anatomy of the subject in regards to his well-being when handling dry needles;
- to utilize intramuscular stimulation when treating different orthopedic and sports-related conditions; as well as excel when using cupping techniques.
- to point out to the practitioner the contraindications and safeguards when using said technique;
- to be able to use dry needling techniques in treating commonplace orthopedic and sports-related ailments;
After the course is over, the students will be able to combine their new skills in order to treat different conditions and issues within the fields of sports and ortho medicine.
The events cost $1295, and for every ten people someone registers, they (their facility or department) get free tuition for one person. Students are encouraged to bring the following items: a book about human anatomy (edition and author unspecified), a TENS unit, and alligator clips. The staff will supply 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 provide continuing education to certified Athletic Trainers. In some professions, Continuing Education Units are required for to keep on working in their industry.
Continuing education classes certified by ProCert for Physical Therapists are right now offered here and award twenty-six CEUs: Norfolk, Virginia. As well as mentioned above, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) provides 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 twenty-five Continuing Education Units.
How to Host a Course
[shaker_image]Physiotherapists as well as many other clinicians who are interested in hosting a course can do so upon filling out the form and submitting an application on the SFDN’s website. Structure & Function’s dry needling classes teach the modern knowledge in the science and art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone combined her skills and expertise in order to blend dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficiency into the dry needling system currently sought after and praised all over the nation.
When using the SFDN approach, aside from enriching the repository of sports rehabilitation knowledge, sports medical professionals can to better the care for their athletes and patients.
Learn more about Our Dry Needling Events
If you want to get more information about dry needling courses held by SFDN, go to our web site and go through the list of our future courses.
Phone Structure & Function: Dry Needling at (602) 888-1998, or send them an email which can be found at our Contact Page.