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Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab & Sport Performance - Tucson, AZ

  • Board Restrictions note: Co-sponsored courses may not be eligible for CE in Tennessee; Credit calculations may vary for New Mexico approval
  • Event date: 1/17/2020 - 1/19/2020 Export event

    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 clinicians’ professional practice. The use intramuscular electrical stimulation will also be discussed, demonstrated and practiced in class.

    InstructorSue Falsone, PT
    About the InstructorBorn in Buffalo, NY, Sue received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. She continued her education by earning a master’s degree in human movement science, with a concentration in sports medicine, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sue is the current owner of Structure & Function Education, an education company dedicated to educating health care professionals dry needling, as well as, how to clinically Bridge the Gap from Rehab to Performance and has authored a book by the same name. Sue has presented at state, national and international level conferences in areas focusing on dry needling, pillar strength, integration of physical therapy and performance training, and comprehensive kinetic chain assessment and rehabilitation. She’s a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS), a certified athletic trainer (ATC), certified orthopedic manual therapist for the spine (COMT), a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT- 200) through Yoga Alliance. Sue worked at Athletes’ Performance for 13 years, last serving as the Vice President of Performance Physical Therapy and Team Sport. She worked with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 6 years, last serving as head athletic trainer and physical therapist. She holds the distinction of being the first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the United States (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA). She served as Head of Athletic Training and Sport Performance with US Soccer’s Men’s National Team. She was also named a Distinguished Alumni at Daemen College and has been inducted into her high school’s Athletic Hall of Fame (Kenmore West). Sue also consults with a variety of organizations in the NBA, MLB, and NFL and has a concierge practice, continuing to work one on one with athletes. Her philosophy includes looking at the athlete as a whole person, working with the entire body to create an optimal environment for healing and performance training.
    Subject BreakdownLearn safe needling techniques per the CDC and/or OSHA based on specific case studies. Learn to use dry needling based on specific cases studies Learn dry needling techniques for common orthopedic pathologies and sport related dysfunctions given a specific case study. Learn intramuscular electrical stimulation for the common orthopedic pathologies and sport related dysfunctions given a specific case study. Learn to use dry needling and intramuscular electrical stimulation application together based on specific case studies. Learn to integrate dry needling and intramuscular electrical stimulation into the overall treatment program based on specific case studies
    Total Credits25.00
    FormatIn person - Live
    Course OutlineFoundations_Schedule_2019.pdf
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    Learn Dry Needling in a curriculum developed by Sue Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT. 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 clinicians’ professional practice.

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