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.