Dany Gagnon
École de réadaptation, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7
514.343.6111 poste 26382



École de réadaptation, Faculté de médecine Université de Montréal


Post-Doctorat: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh
Post-Doctorat: Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto
Doctorat: Sciences biomédicales – Option réadaptation/biomécanique
Université de Montréal
Maîtrise: Sciences biomédicales – Option réadaptation
Université de Montréal
Baccalauréat: Physiothérapie
Université McGill


  • Études des exigences musculosquelettiques (ex : cinématique, cinétique, électromyographie, imagerie par ultrasonographie) et cardiorespiratoires (ex : système portatif d’analyses des échanges gazeux) associées à la réalisation d’activités fonctionnelles (ex : marche, course, propulsion en fauteuil roulant) auprès des personnes en bonne santé ou atteintes de déficiences physiques et incapacités fonctionnelles.
  • Étude des effets ou de l’efficacité d’interventions thérapeutiques, de programmes d’activité physique adaptée ou de nouvelles technologies ayant pour but d’optimiser la performance lors de la réalisation d’activités fonctionnelles.


  • Gagnon DH, Gaudrealt N, Lontin C, Berbiche D. (2016). Do experienced physiotherapists and final year physiotherapy trainees apply similar force during posterior-to-anterior lumbar mobilization techniques? Manual Therapy;21(2):287-91.
  • Martin-Lemoyne V, Gagnon DH, Routhier F, Poissant L, Corriveau H, Vincent C (2016). To what extent are upper limb efforts reduced when ascending a ramp with traction provided by a mobility assistance dog in experienced manual wheelchair users? Journal of Applied Biomechanics;32(2):186-95.
  • Gagnon DH, 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):1976-82.
  • Champagne A, Gagnon DH, Vincent C & ADMI group (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):685-91.
  • Gagnon DH, Roy A, Gabison S, Duclos C, Verrier MC, Nadeau S (2016). Upper extremity strength and seated reaching capability best explain manual wheelchair propulsion test performance in individuals with spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Research and Practice;2016:1-11.
  • Nadeau MJ, Desrochers A, Lamontagne M, Larivière C, Gagnon DH (2016). Reliability and minimal detectable change of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging outcome measures used to characterize Achilles tendon integrity in individuals with and without signs or symptoms of Achilles tendinopathy. Journal of Ankle and Foot Research;9(30):1-17.
  • Fournier-Belley A, Gagnon DH, Routhier F, Roy JS (2017). Ultrasonographic measures of the acromiohumeral distance and supraspinatus thickness in various shoulder positions linked to wheelchair propulsion in able-bodied individuals and in manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation;98(3):517-524.
  • Karelis A, Pinheiro Carvalho L, Escalona Castillo MJ, Gagnon DH, Aubertin-Leheudre M (2017). Effects of a locomotor training program using a robotic exoskeleton on body composition and bone mineral density in individuals with a chronic spinal cord injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine;49(1):84-8.
  • Chénier F, Malbequi J, Gagnon DH (2017). Proposing a new index to quantify instantaneous symmetry during manual wheelchair propulsion. Journal of Biomechanics;51:137-141.
  • Chénier F, Aissaoui R, Gauthier C, Gagnon DH (2017). Wheelchair pushrim kinetics measurement: a method to cancel inaccuracies due to pushrim weight and wheel camber. Medical Engineering and Physics;40:75-86.
  • Desroches G, Desmeules F, Gagnon DH. (2017) Characterization of humeral head displacements during dynamic glenohumeral neuromuscular control exercises using quantitative ultrasound imaging: A feasability study. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice;29:150-154
  • Gauthier C, Grangeon M, Ananos L, Brosseau R, Gagnon DH. (2017) Quantifying cardiorespiratory responses resulting from speed and slope increments during motorized treadmill propulsion among manual wheelchair users. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine; 60(5):281-288.
  • Paquette P, El Khamlichi Y, Lamontagne M, Higgins J, Gagnon DH (2017). Comparison of longitudinal excursion of a nerve-phantom model using quantitative ultrasound imaging and motion analysis system methods: A convergent validity study. Ultrasound [In Press]
  • Gibbs J, Gagnon DH, Bergquist AJ, Arel J, El-Kotob R, Maltais D, Wolfe D, Craven BC. (2017). Rehabilitation interventions to modify endocrine-metabolic disease risk in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury living in the community: A systematic review and scoping perspective. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine [In Press].
  • Gauthier C, Arel J, Brosseau R, Hicks A, Gagnon DH. (2017). Reliability and minimal detectable change of a new treadmill-based progressive workload incremental test to measure cardiorespiratory fitness in manual wheelchair users. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine [In Press].
  • Gagnon DH, Da Cunha J, Boyer-Delestre M, Bosquet L, Duclos C. (2017) How does wearable robotic exoskeleton affect overground walking performance measured with the 10-meter and six-minute walk tests after a basic locomotor training in healthy individuals? Gait & Posture [In Press].