[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is an education organization centered on introducing dry needling techniques to physiotherapists, founded by Sue Falsone. She coordinates courses in America to improve the skills of health care professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers dry needling classes, 25 hours in length, in Tucson and other major towns all over America! Spanning 3 days, the class offers training sessions on how to use fundamental dry needling techniques on curing a variety of acute or chronic issues in athletes. Throughout the class, Sue Falsone presents how to use cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation (short: IMS).
Who is Sue Falsone and What is Dry Needling?
[shaker_image]Dry needling, as a combination of art and science, is done by a health professional who uses acupuncture needles to stimulate the muscles of the athlete. At SFDN, founder and CEO Sue Falsone developed a dry needling system called Structure & Function: Dry Needling. Throughout the decade in the business, Sue acquired a tremendous amount of expertise which she then used to develop her dry needling system. Sue spent time working as Head Athletic Coach for the LA Dodgers organization, a period where she was the first female Head Athletic Trainer in all of the four most important sports in the US. She also spent some time working as the Head Athletic Coach for the United States Men’s National Soccer team.
The course was designed for the clinician:
- to teach proper use of dry needling techniques in curing commonplace ortho and sports-related ailments;
- to utilize intramuscular stimulation in curing commonplace ortho and sports-related problems; and also learn different cupping techniques.
- to better understand general and respective anatomies of the patient to be able to assure them of their safety when practitioner is using the technique of dry needling on them;
- to master secure dry needle usage practices, and avoid exposure to diseases transferred by blood;
- to make certain the clinician is acquainted with the contraindications and precautionary measures in in regards to dry needling;
After the course is over, the students will be confident enough to combine their new knowledge in order to treat different pathologies in ortho and sports medicine.
The classes are priced at $1295, and for every ten people someone registers, they (their sports club or department) get free access for 1 person. It is recommended that participants take certain items with them: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a human anatomy book. Dry needles will be given to all participants by the seminar lecturers. SFDN has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to offer continuing education services to accredited Athletic Trainers and is as of this moment approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units). Continuing Education Units are obligatory by practitioners in all sorts of fields to keep their working licenses.
Right now, these are the places that offer the ability to partake in continuing education courses approved by ProCert for Physical Therapists to get 26 CEUs: Tucson. Also, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) offers the ability to earn twenty-five CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association two and a half Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five Continuing Education Units.
How to Host a Course
Physical therapists as well as other practitioners who want to host an event can participate after they fill out the form and submit an application on the Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s website. SFDN’s dry needling classes offer the newest techniques and methods in the science and art of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. Sue Falsone made use of her skills and experience garnered at the highest levels in her field, to blend dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy to form the dry needling approach as of now sought after and praised all over the United States.
Using the newest methodology and research, it enables students to increase their skill in curing different conditions in sports rehabilitation, and expand the general proficiency of medical professionals in sports therapy.
Visit SFDN’s web site in case you want to hear more info about our upcoming courses; available on our Courses Page.
You can contact Sue Falsone and her crew by using the Contact us form on our web site, by phone at (602) 888-1998, or by dropping them an e-mail, as stated here on our Contact page.