Why this training program? Dr. Scappaticci, founder of The FIT Institute, has developed a unique and highly effective sports injury management system using dry needling. The system is called Functional Integrated Needling for Sports Injury Management. Built on his clinical experience managing sports injuries for professional and Olympic athletes, Functional Integrated Needling for Sports Injury Managementintegrates the best of various dry needling modalities with key lessons and insights derived from Dr. Scappaticci’s 20-plus years of clinical practice. The FIN Sports Injury Management program addresses integrated dry needling and soft tissue treatment techniques and includes a review of Functional Biomechanics. This program is designed for participants with prior needling experience or who have completed the FIN Pain Management program. Dry needling, also known as intramuscular therapy, is the use of solid filiform needles for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and soft tissue dysfunction. The insertion of needles into specific targets can help increase local blood flow to tissue and relax muscle tension. The needles can also stimulate endorphin release, the body’s natural pain relieving chemicals. Dry needling is a very effective modality for treating a variety of painful disorders, both acute and chronic.