[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is an education organization with the goal of teaching the dry needling approach to physiotherapists, managed by Sue Falsone. She teaches seminars all over America to improve the knowledge of sports professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a 25 hr dry needling class all over the US, with events in Shreveport. Spanning 3 days, the class consists of a bunch of topics on the basic dry needling methods for curing a number of acute and chronic conditions in professional athletes.
Who is Sue Falsone and What is Dry Needling?
[shaker_image]Using the technique of dry needling, an experienced approved physiotherapist works with acupuncture needles to enter the dermis and stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the creator and CEO of SFDN, started a practical dry needling system named SFDN, which shares a name with her organization! This system is regarded as a blend of techniques Sue Falsone introduced and perfected over many decades in the industry. As a true leader in her area of expertise, she was Head Athletic Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, making her the first female to assume the position of Head Athletic Coach in the 4 most important sports in the United States. The American Men’s National Soccer team also saw her skills and made her Head Athletic Trainer.
The course was designed for the health care professional:
- to get acquainted with both general and respective anatomies of the patient so as to ensure their safety when using the technique of dry needling;
- to enable the practitioners to use dry needling techniques when treating various orthopedic and sports-related conditions;
- to successfully utilize intramuscular stimulation when curing different ortho and sports-related pathologies; and excel when using vacuum therapy techniques.
- to make certain the clinician understands the contraindications and safety measures in regarding dry needling;
- to understand secure acupuncture needle handling practices, and prevent exposure to diseases transferred by blood;
After the course is over, the attendees will have mastered their newly found abilities, and will be able to use them with success while working on their athletes.
[shaker_image]The courses cost one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, and for every ten people someone registers, they (their department or facility) get free access for 1 individual. It is recommended that participants bring a few specific things along with them to the seminar: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a book about human anatomy. Dry needles for use in class will be supplied to all participants by the course staff. As well as currently approving Continued Education Units (CEUs) for their courses, Structure & Function: Dry Needling is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education services to accredited Athletic Trainers. In certain professions, CEUs are required for to keep on working in their field.
Continuing education seminars certified by ProCert for Physical Therapists are currently offered in the following places for 26 CEUs: Shreveport. NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) allows the practitioner to get twenty-five Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
Information on How to Host a Seminar
[shaker_image]If they would like to host a dry needling course, physical therapists and other medical experts may sign up to do so on the SFDNís web site. The latest info about intramuscular stimulation, cupping, and dry needling goes into our classes. Sue Falsone combined her skills and expertise to combine dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy to make the dry needling system currently recognized and admired throughout the nation.
Using the SFDN system, apart from increasing the foundation of sports rehabilitation skills, health care professionals will know how to better the treatment of their patients.
Learn more about Our Courses
Visit SFDN’s web site in case you want to hear more info about our events; available on our Courses Page.
You will be able to contact Sue Falsone and her employees by using the Contact us section of our website, by phone at (602) 888-1998, or by dropping them an e-mail, as listed here on our Contact page.