Stacey L. DeJong, PT, PhD, PCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Primary Office
1-247 MEB
Iowa City, IA 52242

1-252 MEB Medical Education Building


BS, Biology, Creighton University
MPT, Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
MS, Medical Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center
PhD, Movement Science Program, Washington University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroplasticity, University of Kansas Medical Center

Licensure and Certifications

Physical Therapist - (077209) Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Professional Licensure (Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy)
Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy (PCS) - American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Certified Clinical Instructor - American Physical Therapy Association


Barbay, S., Zhang, H., Frost, S. B., Peterson, J. C., Guggenmos, D. J., Hudson, H. M., Bundy, D. T., DeJong, S. L. & Nudo, R. J. (2016). A translational model of traumatic brain injury: motor recovery from a focal controlled cortical impact to primary motor cortex. PM R, 8(9S), S227. PMID: 27672964.

Shahdoost, S., Frost, S., Dunham, C., DeJong, S. L., Barbay, H. S., Nudo, R. J. & Mohseni, P. (2015). Cortical control of intraspinal microstimulation: toward a new approach for restoration of function after spinal cord injury. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2159-62. PMID: 26736717.

Shahdoost, S., Frost, S., Van Acker, G., DeJong, S. L., Dunham, C., Barbay, H. S., Nudo, R. J. & Mohseni, P. (2014). Towards a miniaturized brain-machine-spinal cord interface (BMSI) for restoration of function after spinal cord injury. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc,(2014), 486-489. PMID: 25570002.

Kurz, M. J., Stuberg, W. A., DeJong, S. L. & Arpin, D. J. (2013). Overground body weight supported gait training for children and youth with neuromuscular impairments. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 33(3), 353-365. PMID: 23477615.

Addison, O., Whetten, B., Hayes, H. & DeJong, S. L. (2013). Reviews of wellness and physical activity web sites for persons with neurologic disability. J Neurol Phys Ther, 37(2), 91-93. PMID: 23636136.

DeJong, S. L., Lang, C. E. (2012). Comparison of unilateral versus bilateral upper extremity task performance after stroke. Top Stroke Rehabil, 19(4), 294-305. PMID: 22750959.

Schaefer, S. Y., DeJong, S. L., Cherry, K. M. & Lang, C. E. (2012). Grip type and task goal modify reach-to-grasp performance in post-stroke hemiparesis. Motor Control, 16(2), 245-264. PMID: 22357103.

DeJong, S. L., Birkenmeier, R. L. & Lang, C. E. (2012). Person-specific changes in motor performance accompany upper extremity functional gains after stroke. J Appl Biomech, 28(3), 304-316. PMID: 21975170.

DeJong, S. L., Lang, C. E. (2012). The bilateral movement condition facilitates maximal but not submaximal paretic-limb grip force in people with post-stroke hemiparesis. Clin Neurophysiol, 123(8), 1616-1623. PMID: 22248812.

DeJong, S. L., Schaefer, S. Y. & Lang, C. E. (2012). The need for speed: Better movement quality during faster task performance after stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, 26(4), 362-373. PMID: 22140198.

Kurz, M. J., Stuberg, W. A. & DeJong, S. L. (2011). Body weight supported treadmill training improves the regularity of the stepping kinematics in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Neurorehabil, 14(2), 87-93. PMID: 21410400.

Kurz, M. J., Stuberg, W. A. & DeJong, S. L. (2010). Mechanical work performed by the legs of children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. Gait Posture, 31(3), 347-350. PMID: 20096588.

Lang, C. E., DeJong, S. L. & Beebe, J. A. (2009). Recovery of thumb and finger extension and its relation to grasp performance after stroke. J Neurophysiol, 102(1), 451-459. PMID: 19458140.

Deffeyes, J. E., Harbourne, R. T., DeJong, S. L., Kyvelidou, A., Stuberg, W. A. & Stergiou, N. (2009). Use of information entropy measures of sitting postural sway to quantify developmental delay in infants. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 6, 34. PMID: 19671183.

Damiano, D. L., DeJong, S. L. (2009). A systematic review of the effectiveness of treadmill training and body weight support in pediatric rehabilitation. J Neurol Phys Ther, 33(1), 27-44. PMID: 19265768.

Nystrom, A., Ginsburg, G. M., Stuberg, W. A. & DeJong, S. L. (2009). Pre- and post-operative gait analysis for evaluation of neck pain in chronic whiplash. J Brachial Plex Peripher Nerve Inj, 4, 10. PMID: 19615055.

Stuberg, W. A., DeJong, S. L. (2007). Program evaluation of physical therapy as an early intervention and related service in special education. Pediatr Phys Ther, 19(2), 121-127. PMID: 17505289.

Duffy, M. F., Stuberg, W. A., DeJong, S. L., Gold, K. V. & Nystrom, N. A. (2004). Case report: Whiplash-associated disorder from a low-velocity bumper car collision: history, evaluation, and surgery. Spine, 29(17), 1881-1884. PMID: 15534409.

Eickoff, J., Molczyk, L., Gallagher, J. C. & DeJong, S. L. (1993). Influence of isotonic, isometric, and isokinetic muscle strength on bone mineral density of the spine and femur in young women. Bone Miner, 20(3), 201-209. PMID: 8490324.