Edo Zylstra Dry Needling – Kinetacore Dry Needling in Physical Therapy – Gray Cook Edo Zylstra
By now you’ve heard of dry needling, but do you know what it’s used for? The creator of the KinetaCore® Physical Therapy Education Company, Edo Zylstra, sits down with Gray Cook to discuss how they use dry needling and how they integrate it into their physical therapy practices.
“I’m big into soft tissue. I wasn’t trained to work the soft tissue. I was classically trained as a manual therapist, basing my opinion on what the muscles were doing on two things—what the joint and central nervous system were saying.
“The soft tissue model says there’s a third input, because the muscle can suddenly take on a mind of its own and put information back into the system, complicating things. We could have a central nervous system sending the correct signal, a joint that’s moving within normal limits—maybe not at perfection—and still have a muscle driving bad joint alignment and imparting unnecessary information back to the central nervous system.”~Gray Cook
• Dry Needling and SFMA (0:45)
• Needling vs. Manual Therapy (3:35)
• Resetting the System (10:35)
• The Neurological System (18:15)
• Needling Pain and Dysfunction (22:45)
• Having a Checklist (27:30)
• Moving Away from Specialization (30:35)
Gray Cook consults with professional and university coaches and athletes, and teaches on various aspects of physical therapy, sports medicine and performance enhancement. His over-riding philosophy is that movement professionals must first understand human movement patterns. He’s the author of Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies and Athletic Body in Balance and the creator of over a dozen DVD packages. His two main websites are GrayCook.com and Functionalmovement.com.
Edo Zylstra is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who developed the KinetaCore manual therapy dry needling training program. He practices physical therapy at KinetaCare in Brighton, Colorado, and teaches Functional Dry Needling® through KinetaCore® Physical Therapy Education company. He was instrumental in getting dry needling accepted in the scope of practice for physical therapists in Colorado, and continues to be involved in that process in other states.