Stacey L. DeJong, PT, PhD, PCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Contact Information

Primary Office: 1-240 MEB
Iowa City, IA 52242

Department: 1-252 MEB Medical Education Building


BS, Biology, Creighton University
MPT, Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
MS, Medical Sciences - Mentored by Wayne A. Stuberg, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA, University of Nebraska Medical Center
PhD, Movement Science Program - Mentored by Catherine E. Lang, PT, PhD, Washington University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroplasticity, University of Kansas Medical Center

Licensure and Certifications

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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., 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.