[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is an education company with the goal of teaching dry needling to physiotherapists, started by Sue Falsone. She coordinates lectures all over the US to develop the proficiency of sports professionals. They offer a twenty-five hour dry needling class all over the country, with upcoming events in Phoenix! Over the course of three days, the class provides training sessions on using fundamental dry needling techniques on handling a range of acute and/or chronic ailments in athletes.
About Dry Needling and Sue Falsone
[shaker_image]Dry needling, as a mix of skill and art, is done by an expert medical professional who uses his knowledge of dry needles to stimulate the muscles of the athlete. At SFDN, founder and CEO Sue Falsone founded a dry needling approach that goes by SFDN! This concept is regarded as a combination of skills Sue Falsone introduced and improved over the course of several years in the business. As a real leader in her area of expertise, Sue Falsone was Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, which made her the first female to assume the role of Head Athletic Trainer in the 4 major sports in the United States. The the United States Men’s National Soccer team also perceived her competence and made her Head Athletic Trainer.
Objectives of the Class
The purpose of the course is:
- to be able to use dry needling techniques in treating prevalent sports-related ailments;
- to be able to use intramuscular stimulation in treating everyday ortho problems; as well as learn different cupping techniques.
- to get to know the anatomies of the subject so as to make sure they are safe as the clinician is practicing the technique of dry needling on them;
- to be able to handle dry needles in a secure way, and also abide by official health guidelines and rules;
- to acquaint with the health professional the contraindications and safety measures when using the aforementioned technique;
After the course is over, the practitioners will be confident enough to put together their new knowledge in order to treat different pathologies and issues in ortho and sports medicine.
[shaker_image]The fee for the seminars is $1295, but one individual can participate in the class at no cost if their sports club or department brings 10 other course participants. It is advisable that the practitioners bring certain things along with them to class: a TENS unit, alligator clamps, and a human anatomy book. The staff supply the needles for all students to use throughout the course. In addition to being in the process of approving CEUs for their upcoming courses, SFDN is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education services to accredited Athletic Trainers. CEUs are mandatory by practitioners in various fields to retain their professional licenses.
Presently, these are the places that offer continuing education classes approved by ProCert for Physical Therapists to earn 26 Continuing Education Units: Phoenix, Arizona. As well as mentioned above, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) offers the ability to get 25 Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five CEUs.
Hosting an Event
[shaker_image]If they would like to host a dry needling course, physical therapists and other medical professionals can register to do so. SFDN’s dry needling classes teach the newest approach to the art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The award winning and acclaimed dry needling approach started by Sue Falsone draws on her several decades of hard work in order to be an efficient mix of dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficiency.
When using the SFDN system, aside from expanding the base of sports rehabilitation skills, sports medical professionals are able to offer their patients more refined and higher quality treatment.
Get in Contact
If you want to find out more about dry needling seminars offered by SFDN, go to our webpage and browse the index of our future classes.
Give SFDN a ring at (602) 888-1998, or send an email which can be found at our Contact Page.