Edo Zylstra • People at EIM | Evidence In Motion Skip To Content
Edo Zylstra Profile Image

Edo Zylstra


Dry Needling

I teach to improve patients’ access to evidenced-informed treatment that can improve their quality of life and ability to reach their movement goals."


Dr. 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. He 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, he opened a part-time cash pay practice in Byron Center, Michigan. As of January 2021, he moved the clinic to Hudsonville where he currently practices. 

Dr. Zylstra 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. From a love of 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 orthopaedics, 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. From 2014 to 2020, he served as a delegate for the Michigan chapter of the House of Delegates of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), which allowed him the opportunity to serve the profession and statewide patient care by advocating for policy change. 

Current Roles:
  • Faculty, EIM
  • Founder, KinetaCore (now EIM)
  • Clinician, KinetaCare
  • Evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal chest wall pain in a military athlete
  • Treatment of hamstring strain in a collegiate pole vaulter integrating dry needling with an eccentric training program: A resident’s case report

––– Related Items