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Michael A. Petrie, DC, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Primary Office
1-149 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

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Chiropractic Physician License (#007480)


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. Physiological Genomics, 52(2), 71-80. DOI: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00064.2019.

Kimball, A. L., McCue, P. M., Petrie, M. A. & Shields, R. K. (2018). Whole body heat exposure modulates acute glucose metabolism. International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group, 1-8. 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. Neuroscience letters, 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. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, 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. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 24, 117-21. PMID: 26461908.

Petrie, M. A., Suneja, M. & Shields, R. K. (2015). Low Frequency Stimulation Regulates Metabolic Gene Expression in Paralyzed Muscle. Journal of applied physiology. 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. Physiological reports, 2(2), e00248. PMID: 24744911.