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Dany H. Gagnon, pht., Ph.D.
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CRIR - Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal du CIUSSS CSMTL
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  • B.Sc., physiothérapie, Université McGill, 1990
  • M.Sc., sciences biomédicales (option réadaptation), Université de Montréal, 2001
  • Ph.D., sciences biomédicales (option réadaptation), Université de Montréal, 2008
  • Postdoctorat, ingénierie humaine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA USA, 2007-2008
  • Postdoctorat, ingénierie de réadaptation, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, 2008-2009 


  • Professeur agrégé, École de réadaptation, Université de Montréal
  • Chercheur régulier, CRIR - Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal du CIUSSS CSMTL

Intérêts de recherche

Étude des exigences associées à la réalisation de différentes tâches fonctionnelles (ex. transferts, propulsion du fauteuil roulant, etc.) auprès des clientèles atteintes de déficiencs et incapacités (ex. blessés médullaires); développement d'interventions thérapeutiques novatrices afin d'optimiser la performance lors de la réalisation de ces activités fonctionnelles

Publications récentes

Chénier, F., Aissaoui, R., Gauthier, C. & Gagnon, D.H. (2017). Wheelchair pushrim kinetics measurement: A method to cancel inaccuracies due to pushrim weight and wheel camber. Medical Engineering & Physics, 40, 75-86.

Chénier, F., Malbequi, J. & Gagnon, D.H. (2017). Proposing a new index to quantify instantaneous symmetry during manual wheelchair propulsion. Journal of Biomechanics, 51, 137-141.

Fournier Belley, A., Gagnon, D. H., Routhier, F. & Roy, J.S. (2017). Ultrasonographic measures of the acromiohumeral distance and supraspinatus tendon thickness in manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(3), 517-524.

Karelis, A.D., Carvalho, L.P., Castillo, M.J., Gagnon, D.H. & Aubertin-Leheudre, M. (2017). Effect on body composition and bone mineral density of walking with a robotic exoskeleton in adults with chronic spinal cord injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 49(1), 84-87.

Bourassa-Moreau, É., Mac-Thiong, J., Li, A., Feldman, D.E., Gagnon, D.H., Thompson, C., et al. (2016). Do patients with complete spinal cord Injury benefit from early surgical decompression? Analysis of neurological improvement in a prospective cohort study. Journal of Neurotrauma, 33(3), 301-306.

Barthélémy, A., Gagnon, D.H. & Duclos, C. (2016). Gait-like vibration training improves gait abilities: A case report of a 62-year-old person with a chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord Series and Cases, 2(16012), doi:10.1038/scsandc.2016.1012.

Champagne, A., Gagnon, D.H. & Vincent, C. (2016). Comparison of cardiorespiratory demand and rate of perceived exertion during propulsion in a natural environment with and without the use of a mobility assistance dog in manual wheelchair users. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95(9), 685-691.

Chénier, F., Gagnon, D.H., Blouin, M. & Aissaoui, R. (2016). A simplified upper-body model to improve the external validity of wheelchair simulators. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 21(3), 1641-1649.

Fournier-Farley, C., Lamontagne, M., Gendron, P. & Gagnon, D.H. (2016). Determinants of return to play after the nonoperative management of hamstring injuries in athletes: A systematic review. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(8), 2166-2172.

Gagnon, D.H., Jouval, C. & Chénier, F. (2016). Estimating pushrim temporal and kinetic measures using an instrumented treadmill during wheelchair propulsion: A concurrent validity study. Journal of Biomechanics, 49(9), 1976-1982.

Gagnon, D.H., Roy, A., Gabison, S., Duclos, C., Verrier, M. C. & Nadeau, S. (2016). Effects of seated postural stability and trunk and upper extremity strength on performance during manual wheelchair propulsion tests in individuals with spinal cord injury: An exploratory study. Rehabilitation Research and Practice, 2016(6842324), 1-11.

Gagnon, D.H., Roy, A., Verrier, M.C., Duclos, C., Craven, B.C. & Nadeau, S. (2016). Do performance-based wheelchair propulsion tests detect changes among manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury during inpatient rehabilitation in Quebec? Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(7), 1214-1218.

Martin-Lemoyne, V., Gagnon, D.H., Routhier, F., Poissant, L., Tousignant, M., Corriveau, H., et al. (2016). To what extent can the use of a mobility assistance dog reduce upper limb efforts when manual wheelchair users ascend a ramp? Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 32(2), 186-195.

Nadeau, M.J., Desrochers, A., Lamontagne, M., Larivière, C. & Gagnon, D.H. (2016). Quantitative ultrasound imaging of Achilles tendon integrity in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals: Reliability and minimal detectable change (DOI 10.1186/s13047-016-0164-3). Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 9(30), 1-17.

Blouin, M., Lalumière, M., Gagnon, D.H., Chénier, F. & Aissaoui, R. (2015). Characterization of the immediate effect of a training session on a manual wheelchair simulator with haptic biofeedback: Towards more effective propulsion. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 23(1), 104-115.

Gagnon, D.H., Babineau, A.C., Champagne, A., Desroches, G. & Aissaoui, R. (2015). Trunk and shoulder kinematic and kinetic and electromyographic adaptations to slope increase during motorized treadmill propulsion among manual wheelchair users with a spinal cord injury. BioMed Research International, 2015(ID 636319), 1-15.

Gagnon, D.H., Longtin, C., Berbiche, D. & Gaudreault, N. (2015). Do experienced physiotherapists and final year physiotherapy trainees apply similar force during posterior-to-anterior lumbar mobilization techniques? Manual Therapy, 21, 287-291.

Grangeon, M., Gauthier, C., Duclos, C., Lemay, J.F. & Gagnon, D.H. (2015). Unsupported eyes closed sitting and quiet standing share postural control strategies in healthy individuals. Motor Control, 19(1), 10-24.

Kankipati, P., Boninger, M. L., Gagnon, D.H., Cooper, R.A. & Koontz, A.M. (2015). Upper limb joint kinetics of three sitting pivot wheelchair transfer techniques in individuals with spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 38(4), 485-497.

Larivière, C., Gagnon, D.H. & Mecheri, H. (2015). Trunk postural control in unstable sitting: Effect of sex and low back pain status. Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 30(9), 933-939.

Lemay, J.F., Duclos, C., Nadeau, S. & Gagnon, D.H. (2015). Postural control during gait initiation and termination of adults with incomplete spinal cord injury. Human Movement Science, 41, 20-31.

Paquette, P., Lamontagne, M., Higgins, J. & Gagnon, D.H. (2015). Repeatability and minimal detectable change in longitudinal median nerve excursion measures during upper limb neurodynamic techniques in a mixed population: A pilot study using musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 41(7), 2082-2086.

Rabello, L. M., Gagnon, D.H., da Silva, R.A., Paquette, P. & Larivière, C. (2015). External abdominal oblique muscle ultrasonographic thickness changes is not an appropriate surrogate measure of electromyographic activity during isometric trunk contractions. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 28(2), 229-238.

Vincent, C., Gagnon, D.H., Routhier, F., Dumont, F., Poissant, L., Corriveau, H., et al. (2015). Service dogs for people with spinal cord injury: Outcomes regarding functional mobility and important occupations. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 217, 847-851.

Duclos, C., Kemlin, C., Lazert, D., Gagnon, D.H., Dyer, J.O. & Forget, R. (2014). Complex muscle vibration patterns to induce gait-like lower-limb movements: Proof of concept. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 51(2), 245-252.

Dvorak, M.F., Noonan, V., Fallah, N., Fisher, C.G., Rivers, C.S., Ahn, H., et al. (incluant Gagnon, D.H.) (2014). Minimizing errors in acute traumatic spinal cord injury trials by acknowledging the heterogeneity of spinal cord anatomy and injury severity: An observational Canadian cohort analysis. Journal of Neurotrauma, 31(18), 1540-1547.

Gabison, S., Verrier, M. C., Nadeau, S., Gagnon, D.H., Roy, A., & Flett, H. M. (2014). Trunk strength and function using the multidirectional reach distance in individuals with non-traumatic spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 37(5), 537-547.

Gagnon, D.H., Babineau, A.C., Champagne, A., Desroches, G. & Aissaoui, R. (2014). Pushrim biomechanical changes with progressive increases in slope during motorized treadmill manual wheelchair propulsion in individuals with spinal cord injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 51(5), 789-802.

Lalumière, M., Gagnon, D.H., Routhier, F., Bouyer, L. & Desroches, G. (2014). Upper extremity kinematics and kinetics during the performance of a stationary wheelie in manual wheelchair users with a spinal cord injury. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 30(4), 574-580.

Lemay, J.F., Duclos, C., Nadeau, S., Gagnon, D.H. & Desrosiers, É. (2014). Postural and dynamic balance while walking in adults with incomplete spinal cord injury. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 24(5), 739-746.

Lemay, J.F., Gagnon, D.H., Nadeau, S., Grangeon, M., Gauthier, C. & Duclos, C. (2014). Center-of-pressure total trajectory length is a complementary measure to maximum excursion to better differentiate multidirectional standing limits of stability between individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury and able-bodied individuals. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 11(8), 1-11.

Marchiori, C., Desroches, G., Gagnon, D.H., Bensmail, D. & Pradon, D. (2014). Analysis biomechanics of the 3D angle of the upper limb: Study of manual wheelchair obstacle climbing. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 17(Suppl. 1), 170-171.

Nguyen, B.H., Gagnon, D.H., Danino, A.M., De Iure, A., Robidoux, I., Riley-Nobert, M., et al. (2014). Development of a clinical algorithm to triage potential candidates for upper extremity tendon transfer surgery in individuals with tetraplegia: A retrospective study. International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2(176), 1-7. doi:10.4172/2329-9096. 1000176.

Axe de recherche

Axe 1 : Fonctions et activités sensorielles, motrices et cognitives

Thème de recherche

Thème 1 : Mécanismes fonctionnels

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