[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is an education organization focused on teaching dry needling techniques to sports and medical practitioners, started by Sue Falsone. She organizes classes throughout America to better the expertise of health care professionals. They offer dry needling courses, twenty-five hrs in length, in Overland Park and other major towns across America. Spanning 3 days, the course teaches different topics on the basic dry needling techniques for curing a number of acute and chronic conditions in athletes. As part of the lectures, Sue Falsone also instructs on ways to use techniques like intra-muscular electrical stimulation (abbreviated: IMS) and cupping.
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
[shaker_image]In the world of dry needling, an expert certified physiotherapist uses his skill with dry needles to prick the skin and stimulate the professional athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, launched a hands-on dry needling concept named SFDN, which shares a name with her company! Throughout the decade in the industry, Sue garnered an incredible amount of experience which she then used to perfect her dry needling system. Sue worked as Head Athletic Coach for the LA Dodgers, a period where she worked as the first female Head Athletic Trainer in all of the four major sports in the US. Also, she served as the Head Athletic Coach for the American Men’s National Soccer team.
The purpose of the course is:
- to teach proper use of dry needling techniques in curing common orthopedic and sports-related injuries;
- to be able to apply intramuscular stimulation in curing common orthopedic and sports-related pathologies; as well as learn different cupping techniques.
- to better understand the anatomies of the patient so as to be able to assure them of their well-being while clinician is using dry needling;
- to learn safe needle handling techniques, and prevent possible blood borne diseases;
- to make certain the practitioner is acquainted with the contraindications and precautions in in terms of dry needling;
When the course is finished, the students will manage to combine their new knowledge in order to cure different problems and issues within the fields of sports and ortho medicine.
Information Regarding the Class
[shaker_image]The price for the events is $1295, however 1 individual is eligible to participate in the course at no charge when their sports club or club registers 10 other students. It is advisable that participants take certain items with them to the seminar: a TENS unit, alligator clips, and an anatomy book. Dry needles will be given to everyone attending by the course lecturers. Structure & Function: Dry Needling is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education services to accredited Athletic Trainers and is right now in the process of approving CEUs. In a number of professions, CEUs are mandatory for those employed to keep their licenses and keep working in their field.
Continuing education events certified by ProCert for Physiotherapists are currently being held here and award 26 Continuing Education Units: Overland Park. Further, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the means to earn 25 CEUs, 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
Physical therapists and many other medical professionals who would like to host a class may do so upon filling out the form and submitting an application on the Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s web site. Our dry needling classes provide the newest techniques and methods in the art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone used her knowledge and experience gained at the frontiers of her field, to incorporate pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficacy, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis to make the dry needling system as of now recognized and praised all over America.
Using the newest methodology and info, it allows practitioners to increase their skill in treating various conditions in sports rehabilitation, and also expand the general proficiency of sports medical professionals.
Stop over at SFDN’s web page if you’d like to learn more about our classes; available on our Courses Page.
Give Structure & Function: Dry Needling a call at (602) 888-1998, or send them an e-mail which can be found on our Contact Page.