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Michael A. Petrie, DC, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Primary Office
1-149 Medical Education Building (MEB)
500 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242


BSE, Biomedical Engineering - Mathematics minor, The University of Iowa College of Engineering
DC, Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, Palmer College of Chiropractic
PhD, Physical Rehabilitation Science, The University of Iowa


Petrie, M. A., Johnson, K., McCue, P. & Shields, R. K. (2020). Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Primes Feedback Control During a Novel Single Leg Task. J Mot Behav, 1-10. PMID: 32633214.

Petrie, M. A., Sharma, A., Taylor, E. B., Suneja, M. & Shields, R. K. (2020). Impact of short- and long-term electrically induced muscle exercise on gene signaling pathways, gene expression, and PGC1a methylation in men with spinal cord injury. Physiol Genomics, 52(2), 71-80. PMID: 31869286.

Shields, R. K., Lee, J., Buelow, A., Petrie, M. A., Dudley-Javoroski, S., Cross, S., Gutmann, L. & Nopoulos, P. C. (2020). Myotonic dystrophy type 1 alters muscle twitch properties, spinal reflexes, and perturbation-induced trans-cortical reflexes. Muscle Nerve, 61(2), 205-212. PMID: 31773755.

Kimball, A. L., McCue, P. M., Petrie, M. A. & Shields, R. K. (2018). Whole body heat exposure modulates acute glucose metabolism. Int J Hyperthermia, 35(1), 644-651. PMID: 30303421.

Yen, C. L., McHenry, C. L., Petrie, M. A., Dudley-Javoroski, S. & Shields, R. K. (2017). Vibration training after chronic spinal cord injury: Evidence for persistent segmental plasticity. Neurosci Lett, 647, 129-132. PMID: 28315725.

Tseng, S. C., Cole, K. R., Shaffer, M. A., Petrie, M. A., Yen, C. L. & Shields, R. K. (2017). Speed, resistance, and unexpected accelerations modulate feed forward and feedback control during a novel weight bearing task. Gait Posture, 52, 345-353. PMID: 28043056.

Abode-Iyamah, K. O., Viljoen, S. V., McHenry, C. L., Petrie, M. A., Stoner, K. E., Dahdaleh, N. S., Grosland, N. M., Howard, M. A. & Shields, R. K. (2016). Effect of Surgery on Gait and Sensory Motor Performance in Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. Neurosurgery, 79(5), 701-707. PMID: 27759677.

Petrie, M. A., Kimball, A. L., McHenry, C. L., Suneja, M., Yen, C. L., Sharma, A. & Shields, R. K. (2016). Distinct Skeletal Muscle Gene Regulation from Active Contraction, Passive Vibration, and Whole Body Heat Stress in Humans. PloS One, 11(8), e0160594. PMID: 27486743.

Dudley-Javoroski, S., Petrie, M. A., McHenry, C. L., Amelon, R. E., Saha, P. K. & Shields, R. K. (2016). Bone architecture adaptations after spinal cord injury: impact of long-term vibration of a constrained lower limb. Osteoporos Int, 27(3), 1149-1160. PMID: 26395887.

Abode-Iyamah, K. O., Stoner, K. E., Grossbach, A. J., Viljoen, S. V., McHenry, C. L., Petrie, M. A., Dahdaleh, N. S., Grosland, N. M., Shields, R. K. & Howard, 3rd, M. A. (2016). Effects of brain derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met polymorphism in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. J Clin Neurosci, 24, 117-121. PMID: 26461908.

Petrie, M. A., Suneja, M. & Shields, R. K. (2015). Low-frequency stimulation regulates metabolic gene expression in paralyzed muscle. J Appl Physiol (1985), 118(6), 723-731. PMID: 25635001.

Petrie, M. A., Suneja, M., Faidley, E. & Shields, R. K. (2014). A minimal dose of electrically induced muscle activity regulates distinct gene signaling pathways in humans with spinal cord injury. PloS One, 9(12), e115791. PMID: 25531450.

Petrie, M. A., Suneja, M., Faidley, E. & Shields, R. K. (2014). Low force contractions induce fatigue consistent with muscle mRNA expression in people with spinal cord injury. Physiol Rep, 2(2), e00248. PMID: 24744911.