[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is an education company focused on introducing dry needling to sports and medical professionals, started by Sue Falsone. She runs courses all over America to better the skills of medical professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers dry needling courses, twenty-five hours in length, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and other big cities across the United States. Spanning three days, the class teaches different topics on the essential dry needling methods for treating a number of acute and chronic conditions in professional athletes. As part of the seminar program, Sue Falsone also describes ways to use cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS).
About Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
[shaker_image]Using the technique of dry needling, a certified medical professional works with acupuncture needles to prick the epidermis and stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, launched a real-world dry needling system named SFDN, which shares a name with her company! The system is regarded as a combination of techniques Falsone developed and enhanced over the course of many years in the industry. As a real pioneer in her area, Sue Falsone was Head Athletic Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, which made her the first female to assume the role of Head Athletic Coach in the four most important sports in America. The the United States Men’s National Soccer team also perceived her accomplishments and made her Head Athletic Trainer.
The course was designed for the health care professional:
- to be able to use acupuncture needles in a secure way, as well as abide by official health rules and regulations;
- to better understand the anatomies of the patient so as to make sure they are safe while using the technique of dry needling on them;
- to successfully utilize intramuscular stimulation when treating different sports-related problems; and to become proficient when using vacuum therapy techniques.
- to show the practitioner the contraindications and precautions when using said technique;
- to teach the students to use dry needling techniques when curing different ortho and sports-related injuries;
When the course is finished, the participants will be able to use their new skills in order to treat various conditions and ailments in sports and orthopedic medicine.
[shaker_image]The price for the course is one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, although 1 individual can participate in the class for free when their sports club or facility brings 10 other course participants. Students are encouraged to bring the following things: an anatomy book (edition and author unspecified), a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation device, as well as alligator clips. Dry needles will be made available to everyone by the course staff. In addition to approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their upcoming courses, SFDN is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide services of continuing education to licensed Athletic Trainers. CEUs are mandatory by practitioners in different fields to maintain their working licenses.
Presently, these are the places that provide continuing education events approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to get twenty-six CEUs: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) offers the student to earn 25 Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five CEUs.
Hosting a Course
[shaker_image]If they would like to host a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other health care experts are able to register to do so on the Structure & Function: Dry Needlingís web site. Our dry needling courses offer the newest techniques and methods in the science of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone used her skills and expertise gathered at the frontiers of her field, in order to blend dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficiency into the dry needling approach as of now sought after and praised across America.
Making use of the modern methodology and info allows clinicians to increase their skill in treating different pathologies in sports rehabilitation, as well as further expand the skills of medical professionals in sports therapy.
Sign Up For a Course
Go to Structure & Function: Dry needling’s web page in case you want to hear more information about our upcoming classes; available on our Courses Page.
You may get in touch with Sue Falsone and her team via the Contact us form on our web page, by phone at (602) 888-1998, or by forwarding an e-mail, as stated on our Contact page.