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IPTA Southwest District Meeting

Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00 PM
Des Moines University, Lecture Hall 2, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

IPTA Meeting

Attend onsite at Des Moines University or online!

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7 p.m.

Spasticity Management and the Use of Botulinum Toxin

Amy J. Lynch, D.O., The Iowa Clinic

  • Review normal nerve and muscle physiology

  • Examine the causes, pathophysiology, and evaluation of spasticity

  • Discuss the treatment approaches to spasticity, specifically botulinum toxin

8 p.m. IPTA Southwest District Business Meeting (See note below)
9 p.m. Adjourn



Amy J. Lynch, D.O.

The Iowa Clinic

Dr. Lynch completed her undergraduate training at Northwest Missouri State University and earned her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Des Moines University.  She completed an internal medicine internship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Dr. Lynch completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the University of Missouri – Hospital and Clinics during which she served as Administrative Chief Resident during her final year. 

Dr. Lynch joined the medical team at The Iowa Clinic in 2012.  Components of her clinical practice include performing outpatient musculoskeletal medicine, electrodiagnostics, and botulinum toxin injections. 

Dr. Lynch’s research efforts include:

  • Retrospective analysis of patient outcomes and interventions for post-stroke dysphagia”.
  •  Improved Swallowing Function with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Following Von Hippel Lindau Disease related Stroke: A Case Report.
  • The latter was disseminated at the 2011 Association of Academic Physiatrists conference

Dr. Lynch is a member of the:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation          
  • AAPM&R Musculoskeletal Medicine Council            
  • AAPM&R Pain Medicine/Neuromuscular Medicine Council
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists                                    
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Iowa Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Society                 
  • Iowa Medical Society                                                             
  • Member of American Medical Association   

Note from the IPTA District Chair

To the Southwest District,

As we approach our May meeting, I want to remind everyone that we will be holding elections for the position of District Chair. Elections for the position of District Chair will be held during our May 20th,  2014 meeting. The position is a two year term. As per the District by Laws, the Responsibilities of the District Chairperson:

  1. To serve as District representative for all matters coming before IPTA and the Association.
  2. To preside at all meetings of the District.
  3. To attend all meetings of the IPTA Board of Directors, to render District reports to the Board and to report to the Membership the activities of the Board.
  4. To serve as an ex-officio member of all committees, except the Nominating Committee.

If anyone has any questions regarding the position of District Chair, please do not hesitate to contact me at: cbstaub@yahoo.com.  It has been a pleasure and honor to serve as your District Chair. The Association and District is on very strong footing. I am confident that based on the quality of our membership, it will continue to remain so.

Chris Staub, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI, MBA 

Continuing education credit

ACCME:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME® Essential

IMS LogoAreas and Elements and Iowa Medical Society (IMS) policies. Des Moines University is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Des Moines University designates this live education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA: Des Moines University and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this activity for 1.0 hour of AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

Athletic Trainers: Des Moines University is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer

Des Moines University is a BOC Approved Providercontinuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity. BOC Approved Provider Number: P509

Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The Iowa Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Recreational Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education. This course meets the State of Iowa criteria for continuing education in these professions.


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