Sue Falsone Structure and Function 2019 Dry Needling Course Schedule

Structure & Function Dry Needling (SFDN) is a system of dry needling developed by Sue Falsone utilizing her vast experience with rehabilitation and performance of the professional athlete. SFDN incorporates Sue’s knowledge from decades of education in dry needling, pain management, differential diagnosis, fascial manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, visceral manipulation, and movement efficiency and skill. Over the years, Sue has worked primarily to bridge the gap from rehab to performance. Her general philosophy includes looking at each athlete as a whole, working with the entire body to create an optimal environment for healing and performance training. SFDN reflects this philosophy.

2019 Courses 

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance

Course Description:

In this 25-hour, lab-based course, the clinician will learn a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling. The clinician will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal as well as effective strategies to manage commonly encountered pathologies in orthopedic and sport rehabilitation. Safety considerations are emphasized. Current science and research will be presented, along with a vast amount of clinical experience and pearls, allowing immediate application of dry needling into the clinician’s professional practice. The use of intramuscular electrical stimulation will also be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced in class.

Locations | Dates | Course Price

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ Denison University – Granville, OH

March 22 – March 24               $1295

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ Engineered Per4mance – Ankeny, IA

April 5 – April 7                         $1295

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ Foundation PT – San Antonio, TX

April 12 – April 14                    $1295

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ EXOS – Phoenix, AZ

April 26 – April 28                   $1295

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ University of North Texas – Denton, TX

May 17 – May 19                     $1295

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ NC State University- Raleigh, NC

June 14 – June 16                  $1295

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ University of Arkansas- Fayetteville, AR

July 12 – July 14                      $1295

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Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ Xavier University- Cincinnati, OH

July 19 – July 21                      $1295

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Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ Chiro 1st Chiropractic – Annapolis, MD

July 26 – July 28                     $1295

Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ EXOS – Frisco, TX

August 9 – August 11             $1295


Course Description:

In this 25-hour, lab-based course, the clinician will learn a diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling the upper extremity. The clinician will learn fundamental skills necessary for safe and proper needle insertion and removal as well as effective strategies to manage commonly encountered pathologies in the upper extremity. Common pathologies encountered in an outpatient setting will be discussed. Safety considerations are emphasized. Current science and research will be presented, along with a vast amount of clinical experience and pearls, allowing immediate application of dry needling into the clinician’s professional practice. The use of cupping and intramuscular electrical stimulation will also be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced in class.

Locations | Dates | Course Price

Foundations in Dry Needling for Upper Extremity Orthopedic Rehab – BodyCentral PT – Tucson, AZ

April 12 – April 14                    $1295

Advanced Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sport Performance

Course Description:

In this 25-hour, lab-based course, the clinician will expand on the diagnosis-focused approach to dry needling and intramuscular stimulation. Further development of the Pentamodal Method introduced in the Foundations Class will be a major focus for this course, emphasizing a whole body treatment approach to dry needling. Safety considerations will continue to be a priority. Science and research supporting the Pentamodal Method will be presented and discussed. Elements of sport performance, recovery, and regeneration concepts and acute injury management will all be included. The instructor’s vast amount of clinical experience in sport performance and sport rehab will immediately expand upon your utilization of dry needling within your orthopedic/sport rehabilitation and sport performance practice.

Locations | Dates | Course Price

Advanced Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance – DPT Sports: Centennial, CO

March 8 – March 10                 $1295

Advanced Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ Physical Therapy Innovations – Hopkinton, MA

July 26 – July 28                         $1295

Advanced Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ Stonebridge Physical Therapy – McKinney, TX

September 13 – September 15    $1295

Advanced Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance @ Center for Athletic Performance- Scottsdale, AZ

October 4 – October 6                  $1295

Anatomical Dissection and Dry Needling

Course Description:

In this 4 day, 25-hour, lab-based course, the clinician will have the opportunity to dissect and explore the human anatomy via “fresh” tissue cadavers. The cadavers are not embalmed, which allows a more realistic appreciation of tissue quality and fascial connections. The clinician will be able to perform dissection under the guidance of lab instructors, exploring the relevant anatomical relationships for safe dry needling practice.

During lab, the clinician will be guided through a systematic approach to dissection, carefully exploring the safety considerations and relevant anatomy for each region of the body, as it relates to dry needling. Appreciation for depth of various structures, proper needle length, and angle for each region, safety concerns in the area, nerve location, and fascial connections will all be described and discussed.

Locations | Dates | Course Price

Anatomical Dissection & Dry Needling @ Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment, Inc. – Boulder, CO

June 13 – June 16                   $2000

Advanced Dry Needling Concepts: Comprehensive Orthopedic Approach to the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex

Course Description:

In this 16-hour, lab-based course, the clinician will learn a diagnosis-focused approach to the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex with the addition of specific advanced Dry Needling strategies for the pelvic floor, coccyx, symphysis pubis, hip joint, sacroiliac ligaments, and regional nerves. Advanced mobilization labs will focus on lumbar, pelvis, and coccyx techniques, and the integrated approach to dealing with complex diagnosis will be reviewed through a discussion of case studies, current research, and the instructor’s specialty clinical expertise.

Advanced Dry Needling Concepts for the Pelvic Floor

Course Description:

In this 16-hour, lab-based course, the clinician will learn both diagnosis-based and symptomatic approaches to management of pelvic health disorders in men and women. Dry needling strategies are presented that have shown favorable clinical outcomes in patients with urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vulvodynia, constipation, urinary retention, dyspareunia, painful episiotomy scarring, and regional nerve involvement. Advanced mobilization lab will focus on coccyx mobilization, benefits of internal mobilization versus external, and incorporating pelvic floor release during a hip mobilization to correct range of motion restrictions that have occurred due to prolonged sacroiliac joint pathology. Lastly, case studies will be presented and application of new skills taught will be applied in a special topics module.

Locations | Dates | Course Price

Advanced Dry Needling Concepts for the Pelvic Floor @ BodyCentral PT – Tucson, AZ

April 5 – April 6                        $895


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