[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is a training organization centered on introducing dry needling techniques to physical therapists, created by Sue Falsone. She organizes lectures in the US to better the proficiency of medical professionals. Structure & Function: Dry Needling offers a 25 hour dry needling seminar across America, with upcoming events in Wichita. Spanning three days, the class offers training sessions on using basic dry needling techniques on curing a number of acute & chronic ailments in athletes.
Who is Sue Falsone and What is Dry Needling?
[shaker_image]Using the technique of dry needling, an expert certified physical therapist works with acupuncture needles to penetrate the dermis and stimulate the muscles of the athlete. At SFDN, founder and Chief Executive Officer Sue Falsone founded a dry needling concept called SFDN! This concept is regarded as a blend of techniques Falsone combined and improved in the course of many years in the field. As a true leader in her field of expertise, Sue Falsone worked as Head Athletic Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, making her the first female to assume the position of Head Athletic Coach in the 4 most important sports in the United States. The the US Men’s National Soccer team also perceived her skills and offered her the role of Head Athletic Trainer.
The objectives of the course are the following:
- to understand the external anatomy of the patient in regards to his safety while handling needles;
- to enable the clinicians to use dry needling techniques when treating different orthopedic and sports-related pathologies;
- to successfully use intramuscular stimulation when treating different ortho and sports-related pathologies; and to become proficient when using cupping techniques.
- to be certain the health professional understands the contraindications and safety measures in in terms of dry needling;
- to learn secure needle handling practices, and prevent risk of exposure to blood borne diseases;
When the course is finished, the practitioners will be able to use their new skills to cure different conditions and issues within the fields of sports and orthopedic medicine.
Info Regarding the Courses
[shaker_image]The fee for the course is one thousand two hundred ninety five dollars, however one individual may take the course at no charge when their sports club or facility sings up 10 other participants. It is advisable that the practitioners bring certain things with them to the seminar: a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), alligator clips, and a human anatomy book. The staff will provide the needles for everyone to use during the seminar. SFDN has been approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer services of continuing education to certified Athletic Trainers and is right now in the process of approving CEUs (Continuing Education Units). In some fields, CEUs are mandatory for to keep on working in their field.
Continuing education classes approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists are currently being held at these places and award twenty-six Continuing Education Units: Wichita, Kansas. National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA BOC) (P10069) offers the student to get twenty-five Continuing Education Units, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association 25 Continuing Education Units.
Information on How to Host an Event
[shaker_image]Physical therapists and various other practitioners who want to host a course may do so after they fill out the form and submit an application on the Structure & Function: Dry Needling’s website. Our dry needling classes provide the newest techniques and methods in the science of dry needling, as well as intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The brilliant and highly regarded dry needling system developed by Sue Falsone was developed thanks to her few decades of expertise in order to be an efficient blend of dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficacy.
Using the newest methodology and info, it enables clinicians to increase their knowledge in treating different conditions in rehabilitation of athletes, and also expand the overall skills of medical professionals in sports therapy.
More about Our Courses
Go to SFDN’s website if you wish to hear more info about our future classes; available on our website.
You may contact Sue Falsone and her employees via the Contact us section of our web page, by phone at (602) 888-1998, or by sending an email, as stated on our Contact page.