[shaker_image]Sue Falsone created the company, Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN), to educate and teach dry needling to health care professionals. She coordinates courses in America to improve the proficiency of health care professionals. They offer a twenty-five hour dry needling seminar throughout the United States, with upcoming events in Stamford. Over the course of three days, the seminar provides training sessions on the use of basic dry needling approaches to treating a variety of acute or serious ailments in athletes. Throughout the seminar, Sue Falsone instructs on ways to use techniques such as intramuscular electrical stimulation (abbreviated: IMS) and cupping.
About Sue Falsone and Dry Needling
Combining the art and science of dry needling, an experienced certified health care professional uses his skill with dry needles to prick the dermis and stimulate the muscles of the athlete. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and CEO of SFDN, launched a hands-on dry needling approach called SFDN, the namesake of her company. This concept is regarded as a mix of skills Sue combined and improved over several years in the field. As a true pioneer in her field of expertise, she was Head Athletic Coach for the LA Dodgers organization, which made her the first female to assume the position of Head Athletic Trainer in the 4 major sports in the United States. The American Men’s National Soccer team also perceived her skills and offered her the role of Head Athletic Trainer.
The purpose of the course is:
- to learn proper acupuncture needle handling techniques, and prevent possible blood borne diseases;
- to get to know general and respective anatomies of the patient to ensure their well-being as the practitioner is using the technique of dry needling;
- to utilize intramuscular stimulation in treating commonplace orthopedic and sports-related conditions; and learn different cupping techniques.
- to familiarize with the clinician the contraindications and precautions for using said technique;
- to be able to use dry needling techniques in treating common ortho and sports-related ailments;
After the course is done, the practitioners will be proficient in the use of their new skills, and will be able to use them to treat their athletes.
[shaker_image]The price for the seminars is one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, however one individual may participate in the class at no cost when their sports club or facility sings up ten other course participants. It is advisable that participants bring a couple of specific items with them: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a comprehensive book teaching the human anatomy. The lecturers will provide the needles for all students to use in class. As well as currently approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for their courses, SFDN is licensed by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education services to accredited Athletic Trainers. CEUs are obligatory by those employed in various fields to keep their work licenses.
Presently, the following cities offer continuing education classes approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to earn twenty-six Continuing Education Units: Stamford. NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) enables the student to get twenty-five Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half CEUs, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
Information on How to Host a Course
If they decide to host a dry needling course, physiotherapists and other health care experts can sign up for it. Our dry needling courses provide the newest approach to the science of dry needling, and also intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The brilliant and acclaimed dry needling system developed by Sue Falsone was developed thanks to her years of experience in order to be an efficient mix of pain management, dry needling, fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation, movement efficacy, soft tissue mobilization, and differential diagnosis.
Using the modern methodology and information, it allows practitioners to increase their knowledge in curing different ailments in athletes’ recovery, as well as further expand the general proficiency of sports medical professionals.
Go to Structure & Function: Dry needling’s web site in case you want to learn more info about our future courses; available on our Courses Page.
Phone SFDN at (602) 888-1998, or send them an email which can be found on our Contact Page.