Electrical Stimulation for Muscle Recovery Post CVA

Des Moines, IA US
February 12, 2019



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Target Audience

IPTA Southwest District members, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students.


7 pm

Electrical Stimulation for Muscle Recovery Post CVA
Allison Larson, PT, DPT, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Discuss the indications, contraindications, and precautions related to using functional electrical stimulation (FES) post cerebral vascular accident (CVA). 
  • Differentiate between normal muscle activation and FES-evoked activation.
  • Design an electrical stimulation treatment session for post CVA muscle recovery and adjust parameters for optimal contraction.
8 pm

IPTA Southwest District Meeting

If you have an item you'd like to add to the IPTA Business Meeting agenda, please email Dr. Katie Stevermer at Catherine.Stevermer@dmu.edu.

9 pmAdjourn


Allison Larson, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Larson is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Physical Therapist with Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. She has more than 8 years of experience treating patients with neurological deficits in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Dr. Larson received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University in 2010. 

Dr. Larson has no conflicts with commercial interest companies to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/12/2019 - 7:00pm CST
Event ends: 
02/12/2019 - 9:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Munroe Building
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.


Continuing Education Credit

Certificates of attendance will given for 1.0 continuing education contact hour.


No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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