[shaker_image]Structure & Function: Dry Needling (SFDN) is an education organization centered on introducing dry needling to physical therapists, founded by Sue Falsone. She runs courses all over the US to better the expertise of medical professionals. They offer dry needling courses, twenty-five hours in length, in Winston–Salem, North Carolina and other big towns across America! Over three days, the course provides lectures on the use of essential dry needling techniques on treating a range of acute or serious problems in athletes.
Who is Sue Falsone and What is Dry Needling?
[shaker_image]Dry needling, as a combination of skill and art, is done by a physical therapist who uses acupuncture needles to stimulate the muscles of the professional athlete. Sue Falsone, the woman behind the company and CEO of SFDN, launched a practical dry needling concept named SFDN, which shares a name with her company. Throughout her years in the business, Falsone gathered an incredible amount of expertise which she then used to perfect her dry needling approach. Sue Falsone spent time working as Head Athletic Trainer for the LA Dodgers, a period where she served as the first woman to assume the role of Head Athletic Trainer in any of the 4 major sports in America. Also, Sue Falsone worked as the Head Athletic Coach for the American Men’s National Soccer team.
The course wants to achieve the following:
- to use acupuncture needles in a safe manner, as well as adhere to health rules and guidelines;
- to understand the surface anatomy of the subject regarding his safety when using acupuncture needles;
- to employ intramuscular stimulation when treating various sports-related pathologies; as well as become proficient in the use of vacuum therapy techniques.
- to make sure the health professional knows of the contraindications and precautionary measures in regards to dry needling;
- to enable the clinicians to use dry needling techniques when curing various ortho and sports-related conditions;
After the course is done, the students will be able to use their newly found skills, and will be able to successfully use them when working on their athletes.
The events are priced at $1295, and for every ten people someone registers, they (their club or department) get registration fees waived for 1 individual. Students ought to bring these items: a book about human anatomy (edition and author not specified), a TENS device, as well as alligator clamps. Dry needles will be made available to all participants by the course staff. As well as currently approving Continued Education Units for their future courses, SFDN is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer services of continuing education to licensed Athletic Trainers. In certain professions, Continuing Education Units are obligatory for to keep on working in their field.
Right now, the following cities allow you to partake in continuing education events approved by ProCert for Physiotherapists to earn 26 CEUs: Winston–Salem. As well as mentioned above, NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers’ Association) (P10069) offers the ability to earn 25 CEUs, Arizona Physical Therapy Association 2.5 Continuing Education Units, and Georgia Physical Therapy Association twenty-five CEUs.
Hosting a Course
[shaker_image]If they decide to offer a dry needling course, physical therapists and other medical professionals are able to apply for it. SFDN’s dry needling events provide the newest techniques and methods in the science and art of dry needling, and also intramuscular stimulation and cupping. The brilliant and esteemed dry needling approach introduced by Sue Falsone was created thanks to her years of expertise to serve as an effective mix of dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficiency.
Utilizing the newest methodology and information enables sports medical professionals to better their knowledge in dealing with the many conditions in rehabilitation of athletes, and further expand the skills of health care professionals in sport.