Edo Zylstra PT, DPT

Founder, Owner

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Edo Zylstra is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy who received 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 multidisciplinary pain and spine injury specialty clinic in the Denver area for several years before establishing a highly successful outpatient Physical Therapy practice in Brighton, Colorado, in 2005. He practiced and ran KinetaCare Physical Therapy until a year after moving back to Michigan in 2013 and started a part-time cash pay practice in Byron Center, Michigan. He recently 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, out of a desire to share his Functional Dry Needling© techniques with other therapists who wanted to help their patients return to their daily activities more quickly. He is passionate about teaching dry needling and advocating for its acceptance across the United States. Edo currently teaches foundational, clinical, and advanced level courses throughout the US and Canada, and has brought the training to other countries as well.

Dr. Zylstra has over 20 years of experience in general orthopedics, sports medicine, 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), which allows him the opportunity to serve the profession and statewide patient care by voting on referendums and advocating for policy change.

Edo evaluates and treats from a whole-body approach that combines knowledge and understanding of localized 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 through various manual techniques, active modalities, progressive exercise, and education. Edo enjoys building a solid rapport with his patients and clients, including clinical problem-solving, and watching his patients and clients 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 physical therapy has to offer. Edo 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, paddleboarding, 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. With over 20 years of practicing physical therapy and over 15 years of teaching courses globally, Dr. Zylstra provides counsel and expertise to assist colleagues and students in the best treatment techniques and advances.

Christi Zylstra


Director of Operations

Christi graduated from Hope College with a bachelor’s degree in English studies and German, and a secondary teaching certificate. Her various teaching experiences brought her as far away as the state of Washington, and near home at South Christian High School where she enjoyed teaching composition and literature to freshmen. She also taught ESL to children and adults in alternative education programs around the Grand Rapids area.

Edo and Christi moved to Colorado for Edo’s physical therapy degree in Denver, at which time  Christi committed to the at home full-time raising of their three children. Living in Colorado provided the perfect opportunity to explore and adventure Colorado with growing kids and community friends. On the side, she did some contracted writing and photography for a local people and events magazine, taught piano lessons, did web optimization and business writing, homeschooled for a short time, and substitute taught. Family life and raising children was an absolute highlight of these years!

Christi stepped into working part-time for the family-owned KinetaCare Physical Therapy Clinic for a while before transitioning in 2011 into the full-time Director of Operations for KinetaCore, the physical therapy education company (now Evidence In Motion) that Edo had started in 2006. Utilizing her administrative talents alongside her husband became a joy, and involved all facets of a growing business, including marketing, contract negotiations, content writing, staffing, management of various company systems, and strategic planning.

The family moved back to Michigan in 2013, where Christi continued working in KinetaCore, and then moved over into working in customer service and business development for iDryNeedle, in which she and Edo still maintain minority ownership.

Now living in Hudsonville with Edo and two of their three grown children, together they have opened KinetaCare Physiotherapy, which gives them the chance to once again work together to offer custom physiotherapy solutions for patients and clients looking to improve their overall health and lifestyle. They also enjoy rural living, life at the lake, time outdoors, adventure and traveling, but mostly spending time with their kids whenever they’re home, and volunteering with their church family.

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