MATTHEW WILSON DC, FIACA, CCWP, GRASTON M1 CERTIFIED, FMT
Meet Dr. Matthew Wilson, a distinguished chiropractor in West Des Moines, known for his expertise in providing comprehensive and cutting-edge care. Driven by a passion for helping others achieve optimal health and well-being, Dr. Wilson has accumulated an impressive array of certifications and extensive training in various specialized techniques.
Dr. Wilson earned his B.A. Degree from The University of Iowa in Iowa City before pursuing his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, where he graduated in 2009. During his time at Palmer, he gained valuable experience at the Palmer Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic, expanding his skills in treating soft tissue and sports injuries, as well as rehabilitation of the spine and extremities.
Continuing his commitment to providing holistic care, Dr. Wilson completed a one-year certification as a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (C.C.W.P.) through the International Chiropractic Association, focusing on nutrition and exercise as essential components of overall health. Notably, he is the only Graston M1 certified and Functional Movement Technique Blades certified chiropractor in the Des Moines area. These advanced techniques allow him to effectively treat soft tissue injuries, reducing pain, treatment time, and enhancing positive outcomes for his patients.
Dr. Matthew Wilson actively engages in professional associations such as the American Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Association, and Council for Wellness Science. He has also served as an officer for the South Central district of the Iowa Chiropractic Society.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Dr. Wilson embraces an active role in the Des Moines Metro community. He volunteers as an administrator for the Iowa Youth Rugby Association. Born and raised in the Quad Cities, he has a deep appreciation for sports, outdoor activities, and cherishes time spent with his wife Laura and their children Reese, Drew, and Ben.
With his wealth of knowledge and advanced techniques, Dr. Matthew Wilson is committed to delivering exceptional care and helping patients achieve their health goals. Experience the transformative impact of his comprehensive approach to chiropractic and holistic wellness.
ACUPUNCTURE & DRY NEEDLING
Dr. Matthew Wilson is also a certified chiropractic acupuncturist, having undergone extensive acupuncture training through the International Academy of Chiropractic Acupuncture (IACA). He incorporates various acupuncture techniques, including INMAS and Battlefield Acupuncture, to address numerous conditions, from musculoskeletal pain to allergies, headaches, and infertility. The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as beneficial for over 800 different conditions.
Additionally, Dr. Wilson is highly skilled in the practice of dry needling, a technique that targets myofascial trigger points to relieve myofascial pain and restore normal movement patterns.
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.