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Dates: May 16-17, 2020
Introduction to FSN
Dates: Dec 7th-8th @ 9am-6pm
Location: AOMA South Campus - Room: E1
Earn: 15 NCCAOM credits & FSN Certificate
About the Course:
The FSN (Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling) certification course is designed to provide students with an introduction to fascial needling by areas of the body utilizing ROM assessment, treatment skills and techniques specific to the field of myofascial pain and muscle dysfunction. The first day will be focused on the upper body, while the second day will be focused on the lower body. Handouts will be provided including fascial planes of the body and a guide to insertion of the FSN needle per area. FSN is a great addition to the practitioner’s toolbox to offer a safe and effective treatment option with minimal discomfort for the patient.
Upon completion of the course, there will be a practicum consisting of 4
chosen areas of insertion as well as a 20 question multiple choice test for which
80% is necessary to pass. The written test will be based solely on the material
By the end of the two days, participants of the FSN course will learn how to:
- Insert and manipulate an FSN needle subcutaneously
- Name the 12 fascial meridians
- Correct an anterior pelvic tilt via the deep front fascial line
- Correct an anterior rotation of the shoulder via the diaphragm
- Insert an FSN needle into the forearm to improve cervical ROM
(Recommended) Pre-Course Reading Material:
Prior to the FSN certification course, it will be beneficial to be familiar with “fascia” science as well as the fascial planes of the body. The knowledge of trigger points and their referral patterns will also give the practitioner a better understanding of treatment principles. The following books are recommended:
Thomas Myers - Anatomy Trains
Stecco - Human Atlas of the Human Fascial System
Travell & Simons - Myofascial Pain & Muscle Dysfunction
This course is designated for licensed health care providers who hold the ability to insert a needle below the dermis within their jurisdiction. Professions include Acupuncturists, Naturopathic physicians*, Physical Therapists*, Chiropractic doctors*, Medical Doctors, Physician Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, Massage Therapists*, Veterinary Medical Doctors and Dentists. *depending on state/province
*All applicants must sign a waiver prior to attending the course. All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the course. By registering for this course, participants agree to practice the various needling techniques on each other.*
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-492-3003.