Wayne A. Stuberg, PT, PhD, PCS

Wayne Stuberg, PhDWayne A. Stuberg, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA
Physical Therapy Department
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: (402) 559-5720
E-mail: wstuberg@unmc.edu

Professional Summary:

Wayne Stuberg, PhD, PT is Professor and Associate Director of Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation (MMI). He is also the Director of Physical Therapy and the Motion Analysis Laboratory at MMI. Dr. Stuberg is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, a past president of the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association and past chair of Board of Physical Therapy for the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Licensure and Credentialing. He has served as a consultant for the state of Nebraska on the Governor’s Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council and also as a member of the Department of Education’s Special Education Advisory Council. He currently is serving as a member of the Board of Health for the State of Nebraska and is a Board member of the Commission for Motion Lab Accreditation which accredits motion labs in the US. He is also currently serving as the President of the UNMC Faculty Senate.

Dr. Stuberg has presented at numerous state, national and international conferences on the topic of management of individuals with developmental disabilities. He has continuing involvement as a faculty member in the entry-level doctorate of physical therapy curriculum at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and he coordinates the APTA accredited Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency program being developed at MMI. He has been recognized as an Outstanding Teacher of the Year at UNMC. Dr. Stuberg’s research interests are in the areas of gait analysis and outcomes of physical therapy treatment. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Researcher by the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association.


PhD, Anatomy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 1989
MS, Anatomy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 1980
BS, Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 1977

Courses Taught:

Lecture/Lab in Team-taught Courses:

  • UNMC, PHYT 612 Pediatric Physical Therapy (Lecturer)
  • UNMC, PHYT 605 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (Lecturer)

Courses or Modules Organized/Supervised:

  • UNMC, PHYT 505 (Musculoskeletal PT I - Gait Module) - Module Coordinator & Lecturer
  • College of Saint Mary, OT Education, OTH 365 Neuroscience, Course Coordinator & Lecturer

Research Interests and Projects:

Selected Publications (last 5 years):

Articles published in scholarly journals (peer-reviewed):

  • Kurz MJ, Corr B, Stuberg WA, Volkman K & Smith N.  Evaluation of lower body positive pressure supported treadmill training for children with cerebral palsy. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2011;23(3):232-39.
  • Deffeyes JE, Harbourne RT, Stuberg WA, Stergiou N.  Sensory information utilization and time delays characterize motor developmental pathology in infant sitting postural control. Motor Control. 2011 Apr;15(2):302-17.
  • Kurz MJ, Stuberg WA,Dejong SL. Body weight supported treadmill training improves the regularity of the stepping kinematics in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Neurorehabil. 2011;14(2):87-93.
  • Deffeyes JE, Harbourne RT, Stuberg WA,Stergiou N. Approximate entropy used to assess sitting postural sway of infants with developmental delay. Infant Behav Dev. 2011 Feb;34(1):81-99.
  • Kurz M, Stuberg WA,DeJong SL.  Mechanical work performed by the legs of children with cerebral palsy.  Gait and Posture, Gait Posture. 2010 Mar;31(3):347-50.
  • Deffeyes JE, Harbourne RT, Dejong SL, Kyvelidou A, Stuberg WAand Stergiou N. Use of information entropy measures of sitting postural sway to quantify developmental delay in infants. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 6:34, 2009.
  • Deffeyes JE, Kochi N, Harbourne RT, Kyvelidou A, Stuberg WA,Stergiou N. Nonlinear detrended fluctuation analysis of Sitting Center-of-Pressure Data as an early measure of motor development pathology in infants. Nonlinear Dynamics Psychol Life Sci. 2009 Oct;13(4):351-68.
  • Deffeyes JE, Harbourne RT, Kyvelidou A, Stuberg WA,Stergiou N. Nonlinear analysis of sitting postural sway indicates developmental delay in infants. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2009 Aug;24(7):564-70. Epub 2009 Jun 2.
  • Kyvelidou A, Stuberg WA,Harbourne RT, Deffeyes JE, Blanke D, Stergiou N. Development of upper body coordination during sitting in typically developing infants. Pediatr Res. 2009 May;65(5):553-8.
  • Volkman K, Stergiou N, Stuberg W,Blanke D, Stoner J. Factors affecting functional reach scores in youth with typical development. Pediatr Phys Ther, 21(1):38-44, 2009.

Book Chapters:

  • Stuberg WA. Physical Therapy Management in Cerebral Palsy; Implications for Orthotics. In Morris C & Condie K, Recent Developments in Healthcare for Cerebral Palsy: Implications and Opportunities for Orthotics, International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2009.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Clinical Gait and Motion Analysis Society
  • Commission on Motion Laboratory Accreditation
  • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy