[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is an education enterprise centered on teaching dry needling techniques to physiotherapists, started by Sue Falsone. She runs classes throughout the US to develop the proficiency of medical professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a twenty-five hour dry needling course across the country, with upcoming events in Norman, Oklahoma. Over 3 days, the class deals with different topics on the important dry needling techniques for curing a number of acute and chronic problems in athletes.
What is Dry Needling and Who is Sue Falsone?
[shaker_image]Using the technique of dry needling, an experienced approved health care professional uses his skill with acupuncture needles to enter the epidermis and stimulate the athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the founder and CEO of Structure and Function Dry Needling, started a real-world dry needling system called Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her organization. This concept is defined by a blend of techniques Falsone combined and improved in the course of several decades in the industry. Sue Falsone worked as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a period where she worked as the first female Head Athletic Coach in any of the 4 most important sports in America. She also spent some time working as the Head Athletic Trainer for the US Men’s National Soccer team.
The course was designed for the medical professional:
- to master safe needle handling practices, and eliminate risk of exposure to blood borne diseases;
- to get a better understanding the external anatomy of the patient in terms of his safety when working with acupuncture needles;
- to successfully use intramuscular stimulation when treating different sports-related pathologies; as well as excel when using cupping techniques.
- to show the practitioner the contraindications and precautions when using the aforementioned technique;
- to use dry needling techniques in treating commonplace orthopedic and sports-related ailments;
After the course is over, the students will be confident enough to put together their newfound abilities to treat varying problems within the fields of sports and orthopedic medicine.
[shaker_image]The courses are $1295, and for every ten people someone signs up, they (their club or department) get free access for 1 person. Students should bring these three things: a book about human anatomy (edition and author unspecified), a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation unit, along with alligator clips. Dry needles for use in class will be given to all students by the class lecturers. SFDN is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to provide continuing education to licensed Athletic Trainers and is at this moment in the process of approving CEUs. In a number of fields, CEUs are mandatory for to keep on working in their field.
As of now, the following cities allow you to partake in continuing education courses approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to earn 26 Continuing Education Units: Norman. Further, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the ability to get twenty-five Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 CEUs.
Hosting a Class
[shaker_image]If they decide to hold a dry needling course, physical therapists and other health care experts can register to do so. All the latest information about intramuscular stimulation, dry needling, and cupping is contained in Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s courses. The award winning and esteemed dry needling approach developed by Sue Falsone draws on her several decades of hard work in order to be an effective blend of pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficacy, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis.
In using the Structure & Function system, aside from increasing the foundation of sports therapy knowledge, sports medical professionals will be able to enhance the care for their patients and athletes.
Get in Contact
To get more information about dry needling seminars held by Structure & Function: Dry Needling, go to our web site and go through the index of our seminars here.
You can contact Sue Falsone and her employees by using the Contact us form on our website, by phone at (602) 888-1998, or by dropping them an email, as listed here on our Contact page.