Spasticity Management and the Use of Botulinum Toxin

Des Moines, IA US
May 20, 2014

Target Audience

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



7 pm

Spasticity Management and the Use of Botulinum Toxin

Amy J. Lynch, DO, 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 pm

IPTA Southwest District Meeting

9 pmAdjourn


Amy J. Lynch, DO
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 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/20/2014 - 7:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/20/2014 - 9:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Academic Center Lecture Hall 2
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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