Edo Zylstra is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy. He earned his Masters of Physical Therapy at Regis University in 1999 and his Doctorate from Regis in 2012. Edo worked as a staff physical therapist in a specialty pain and spine injury clinic in the Denver area for several years before establishing a successful outpatient Physical Therapy practice in Brighton, Colorado, in 2005. The family moved to Michigan in 2013. At this time, Edo opened a part-time cash pay practice in Byron Center, Michigan. Recently, he moved that practice to Hudsonville, with an official opening date of January 1, 2021.
Edo founded a physical therapy education company, KinetaCore (now part of Evidence in Motion), in 2006. His desire was to share his Functional Dry Needling© techniques with other therapists who wanted to help their patients return to their daily activities more quickly. Edo loves teaching dry needling and advocating for its acceptance across the United States. He currently teaches foundational, clinical, and advanced level courses throughout the US and Canada.
Dr. Zylstra has over 20 years of experience in orthopedics, pre-/post- surgical care, sports performance, wellness training, chronic pain treatment, and injury prevention. He works with patients of all ages and across all activity levels. Since 2014, Edo has also been a delegate for the Michigan chapter of the House of Delegates of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This allows him the opportunity to serve the profession and statewide patient care by advocating for policy change.
Edo evaluates and treats from a whole-body approach. His treatment combines knowledge and understanding of anatomy and function within the context of full body structure, function, and movement patterns. He works to restore compromised mobility, strength, stability, and movement patterning. This is achieved through various manual techniques, active modalities, progressive exercise, and education. Edo also enjoys building a solid rapport with his patients and clients, including clinical problem-solving and watching them progress to the activities and level of function they desire.
Edo never tires of learning new treatment and training techniques, perspectives, and the latest advances in physical therapy. He is excited to treat patients in West Michigan at his new clinic in Hudsonville. When not practicing physical therapy, Edo enjoys spending time at the lake, paddle boarding, reading, hiking, and being with his wife, Christi, and their three adult children.
- Orthopedic Certified Specialist and Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Faculty, EIM
- Developed Functional Dry Needling® and teaches the techniques internationally
- Founder, KinetaCore (now EIM)
- Owner, Clinician, KinetaCare Physiotherapy
- Delegate for the Michigan chapter of the APTA
Consulting / Mentorship
Geared towards other fellow physical therapists, Dr. Zylstra offers consulting and mentorship. He has accumulated over 20 years of practicing physical therapy and over 15 years of teaching courses globally. From this experience, Dr. Zylstra provides counsel to assist colleagues and students in the best treatment techniques and advances.