James Carey, PhD, PT, FAPTA

Professor Emeritus, Division of Physical Therapy

James Carey

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-2746

Office Address:
Program in Physical Therapy
University of Minnesota
377 Children's Rehab Center

Professor Emeritus, Division of Physical Therapy

Full Professor and co-Director, Brain Plasticity Laboratory

PhD, University of Minnesota (Physical Education/Kinesiology)

MS, University of Minnesota (Physical Therapy)

BS, University of Minnesota (Physical Therapy)


Research Summary/Interests

Special Interests:

Neuroplasticity, Stroke, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Other Interests:

Physical therapy education issues, educational administration, accreditation of professional education, physical therapy in Niger.


Recent Publications:

  • Kimberley TJ, Borich MR, Schmidt R, Carey JR, Gillick B. Focal hand dystonia: individualized intervention with repeated application of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. (IN PRESS)
  • Gillick BT, Krach LE, Feyma T, Rich TL, Moberg K, Menk J, Cassidy JM, Carey JR. Safety of primed repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and modified constraint-induced movement therapy in a randomized controlled trial in pediatric hemiparesis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. (IN PRESS)
  • Carey JR, Deng H, Gillick BT, Cassidy JM, Anderson DC, Zhang L, Thomas W. Serial Treatments of Primed Low-Frequency rTMS in Stroke: Characteristics of Responders vs. Nonresponders. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 2014;32:323-335
  • Gillick BT, Krach LE, Feyma T, Rich TL, Moberg K, Thomas W, Cassidy JM, Menk J, Carey JR. Primed low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and constraint-induced movement therapy in pediatric hemiparesis: a randomized trial. Development Medicine and Child Neurology. 2014;56:44-52.
  • Cassidy JM, Gillick BT, Carey JR. Priming the Brain to Capitalize on Metaplasticity in Stroke Rehabilitation. Physical Therapy. 2014;94:139-150.
  • Cunningham DA, Plow E, Machado A, Yue GH, Carey JR. Functional somatotopy revealed across multiple cortical regions using a model of complex visumotor task. Brain Research. 2013 1531:25-36.
  • Johnson MD, Lim HH, Netoff TI, Connolly AT, Johnson N, Roy A, Holt A, Lim KO, Carey JR, Vitek FL, He B. Neuromodulation for Brain Disorders:Challenges and Opportunities. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 2013; 60:610-624.
  • Deng H, Kimberley TJ, Durfee WK, Dressler BL, Steil C, Carey JR. Combined Statistical Analysis Method Assessing Fast vs. Slow Movement Training in a Single-Case with Cerebellar Stroke. Physical Therapy 2013; 93:1-12.
  • Edwardson MA, Lucas TH, Carey JR, Fetz EE. New modalities of brain stimulation for stroke rehabilitation. Experimental Brain Research 2012; 224:335-358.
  • Plow EB, Carey JR. Pilot fMRI investigation of representational plasticity associated with motor skill learning and its functional consequences. Brain Imaging and Behavior 2012;6:437-453.
  • Deng H, Durfee WK, Nuckley DJ, Rheude BS, Severson AE, Skluzacek KM, Spindler KK, Davey CS, Carey JR. Complex versus simple ankle movement training in stroke using telerehabilitation: A randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy. 2012;92:197-209.


Teaching Areas

Motor Control; Anatomy