[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is a training organization with the goal of introducing dry needling to physical therapists, founded by Sue Falsone. She teaches classes across the US to empower medical professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a 25 hr dry needling class all over the US, with upcoming events in St. Louis, Missouri. Spread across 3 days, the seminar is comprised of topics on the essential dry needling techniques for curing all sorts of acute and chronic problems in professional athletes. As part of the course program, Sue Falsone presents intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS) and cupping.
Who is Sue Falsone and What is Dry Needling?
[shaker_image]Dry needling, a blend of art and science, is done by a skilled physiotherapist who uses acupuncture needles to stimulate the muscles of the professional athlete. Sue Falsone, the creator and Chief Executive Officer of SFDN, developed a practical dry needling system that is called Structure and Function Dry Needling, which shares a name with her company. The system is characterized by a combination of skills Sue Falsone introduced and enhanced over several decades in the business. Sue Falsoneís experience includes stints as Head Athletic Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a period where she served as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Coach in all of the four major sports in America. Also, Sue Falsone worked as the Head Athletic Coach for the US Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to achieve the following:
- to better understand the surface anatomy of the patient regarding his well-being when handling acupuncture needles;
- to teach proper use of dry needling techniques in addressing commonplace sports-related pathologies;
- to be able to use intramuscular stimulation in treating everyday ortho pathologies; as well as learn various cupping techniques.
- to make certain the practitioner understands the contraindications and safeguards in in terms of dry needling;
- to master secure needle usage techniques, and avoid exposure to diseases transmitted by blood;
After the course is done, the practitioners will have perfected their newly found abilities, and will manage to use them to treat their athletes.
The fee for the seminars is $1295, but one individual can take the class at no cost when their sports club or facility brings 10 other course participants. course participants should bring these things: an anatomy book (edition and author not specified), a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation device, and alligator clamps. The staff supply the needles for all participants to use in class. SFDN has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to offer continuing education services to certified Athletic Trainers and is at this moment approving CEUs. CEUs are mandatory by those employed in different fields to retain their working licenses.
Continuing education classes approved by ProCert for Physical Therapists are currently offered here for 26 CEUs: St. Louis. Also, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the means to get twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 CEUs.
Information on How to Host a Seminar
[shaker_image]If they want to offer a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other health care professionals can sign up to do so. SFDN’s dry needling events offer the latest approach to the science and art of dry needling, and also intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The brilliant and acclaimed dry needling system introduced by Sue Falsone was created thanks to her several decades of experience in order to become an efficient combination of dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy.
Using the SFDN system, apart from enriching the general base of sports medicine skills, students are able to improve the care for their athletes.
Sign Up For a Course
To familiarize yourself with dry needling seminars offered by SFDN, visit our website and go through the list of our future courses.
You may reach out to Sue Falsone and her crew by using the Contact us form on our web site, telephone at (602) 888-1998, or by sending an e-mail, as stated here on our Contact page.