MATTHEW WILSON DC, FIACA, CCWP, GRASTON M1 CERTIFIED, FMT
Dr. Matthew Wilson received his B.A. Degree from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. He went on to receive a D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) in 2009 from Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, IA. While at Palmer he completed an internship at the Palmer Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic where he expanded his clinical skills to include the treatment of soft tissue injury and sports injury, as well as rehabilitation of the spine and extremities.
Following graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Wilson completed a 1-year certification as a C.C.W.P. (Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner) through the International Chiropractic Association. This certification is based on the latest scientific evidence supporting the natural requirements for health in nutrition and exercise. Dr. Wilson is the only Graston M1 Certified AND Functional Movement Technique Blades certified chiropractor in the Des Moines Area. These techniques allow him to treat soft tissue more efficiently and effectively, reducing pain and treatment time and increasing positive outcomes for his patients.
Dr. Matthew Wilson is a well-known chiropractor in West Des Moines, is active in the American Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Association, Council for Wellness Science, and has served as an officer for the South Central district of Iowa Chiropractic Society.
Dr. Wilson enjoys being active in the Des Moines Metro community. He volunteers as an administrator for the Iowa Youth Rugby Association. Born and raised in the Quad Cities, Dr. Wilson enjoys many sports and outdoor activities, as well as spending time with his wife Laura and daughters Reese and Drew and son Ben.
ACUPUNCTURE & DRY NEEDLING
Dr. Matthew Wilson is a certified chiropractic acupuncturist and has gone through the IACA’s extensive acupuncture training. He has continued his training to include several different techniques aimed specifically at treating chronic pain including (INMAS) and Battlefield Acupuncture. Adding services for professional acupuncture in Des Moines allows Dr. Wilson to treat hundreds of conditions ranging from musculoskeletal pain to allergies, headaches, infertility, and much more. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as beneficial for over 800 different conditions.
Dry needling is also called trigger point dry needling or myofascial trigger point dry needling. It is done to treat myofascial pain.
Muscles sometimes develop knotted areas called trigger points. These trigger points are highly sensitive and can be painful when touched. They are also often the cause of referred pain (or pain that affects another part of the body). The needles are used to stimulate the tissue, not to inject medication.
Pain affects how your body moves. It is thought that dry needling changes the way the brain and muscles talk to each other to let the system return to a more normal movement pattern.
Extensive training and clinical use of Low-Level Laser Therapy allows Dr. Wilson to treat acute and chronic pain effectively and extremely efficiently often speeding up the healing and rehab process by a significant amount. This saves the patient time and effort with reduced clinical visits to obtain great results.