[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is an education company centered on introducing dry needling techniques to physiotherapists, created by Sue Falsone. She teaches classes in the United States to improve the knowledge of sports professionals. They offer a 25 hr dry needling course all over the US, with future events in Sioux Falls! Spanning 3 days, the course consists of different topics on the essential dry needling approaches in treating a number of acute and chronic ailments in professional athletes. As part of the lectures, Sue Falsone also instructs on the use of techniques such as intra-muscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS) and cupping.
About Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
In the world of dry needling, an experienced certified medical professional works with dry needles to enter the epidermis and stimulate the professional athlete’s muscles. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and CEO of Structure and Function Dry Needling, developed a hands-on dry needling system called Structure and Function Dry Needling, the namesake of her company. This concept is characterized by a blend of skills Sue developed and improved over the course of a couple of decades in the business. As an original leader in her field, Sue 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 four most popular sports in America. The the United States Men’s National Soccer team also saw her competence and made her Head Athletic Trainer.
The objectives of the course are the following:
- to master safe dry needle usage practices, and avoid risk of diseases transmitted by blood;
- to get acquainted with general and respective anatomies of the patient to make sure they are safe as the practitioner is using the technique of dry needling on them;
- to be able to utilize intramuscular stimulation in treating commonplace orthopedic and sports-related conditions; and master different cupping techniques.
- to acquaint with the practitioner the contraindications and precautions when using said technique;
- to enable the practitioners to use dry needling techniques when treating various orthopedic and sports-related injuries;
After the course is done, the attendees will be proficient in the use of their new abilities, and will manage to successfully use them when treating their athletes.
The events are $1295, and for every ten people someone signs up, they (their department or facility) get free tuition for 1 person. It is advisable that students bring a few specific items with them: a TENS unit, alligator clamps, and a human anatomy book. The lecturers provide the needles for all participants to have in class. SFDN has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to offer services of continuing education to accredited Athletic Trainers and is right now approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units). In certain professions, CEUs are required for to keep on working in their industry.
Presently, the following cities offer the ability to partake in continuing education courses certified by ProCert for Physical Therapists to earn twenty-six Continuing Education Units: Sioux Falls, South Dakota. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) allows the practitioner to earn 25 CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 CEUs.
Hosting an Event
If they would like to host a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other health care professionals may apply for it on the Structure & Function: Dry Needlingís website. Structure & Function’s dry needling courses offer the newest techniques and methods in the art of dry needling, and also intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The award winning and highly regarded dry needling system introduced by Sue Falsone draws on her few decades of expertise in order to serve as a quality blend of dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy.
When using the SFDN method, apart from enriching the general repository of sports therapy knowledge, sports medical professionals will be able to enhance the treatment of their athletes and patients.
Sign Up For a Event
Visit SFDN’s webpage if you wish to hear more information about our upcoming courses; on our website.
You may reach out to Sue Falsone and her crew via the Contact us form on our website, phone at (602) 888-1998, or by sending an email, on our Contact page.