Dany H. Gagnon, pht., Ph.D.

Full professor, School of Rehabilitation, Université de Montréal;
Researcher, CRIR - Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM), Gingras Pavilion of the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Phone: 514 340-2111 (2260)

Fax: 514 340-2154

Email: dany.gagnon.2@umontreal.ca


  • B.Sc., Physical Therapy, Université McGill, 1990
  • M.Sc., Biomedical Sciences (rehabilitation), Université de Montréal, 2001
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences (rehabilitation), Université de Montréal, 2008
  • Postdoctorate, Human Engineering, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA USA, 2007-2008
  • Postdoctorate, Rehabilitation Engineering, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, 2008-2009

Research interests

Study of the requirements associated with the performance of functional tasks (eg: transfer, manual wheelchair propulsion, etc.) among impaired and disabled people; development of innovative therapeutic interventions to optimize performance while carrying out these functional activities.

Research laboratory

Pathokinesiology and Functional Activities Laboratory

Selected publications 

Bass, A., Brosseau, R., Décary, S., Gauthier, C. & Gagnon, D.H. (2020). Comparison of the 6-minute propulsion and arm crank ergometer tests to assess aerobic fitness in manual wheelchair users with a spinal cord injury. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(12), 1099-1108. [doi]

Escalona, M. J., Bourbonnais, D., Goyette, M., Duclos, C. & Gagnon, D.H. (2020). Wearable exoskeleton control modes selected during overground walking affect muscle synergies in adults with a chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord Series and Cases 6(1), 26. [doi]

Lalumière, M., Larivière, C., Nadeau, M.J., Paquette, P., Lamontagne, M., Desmeules, F. & Gagnon, D.H. (2020). Proposing a minimal data set of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging biomarkers to inform clinical practice: An analysis founded on the Achilles tendon. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 46(9), 2222-2235. [doi]

Martin-Lemoyne, V., Vincent, C., Boutros, G.E.H., Routhier, F. & Gagnon, D.H. (2020). Effects of a trained mobility assistance dog on upper extremity muscular effort during wheelchair propulsion on tiled and carpeted floors in individuals with a spinal cord injury. Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 73, 28-34. [doi]

Paquette, P., Higgins, J., Danino, M. A., Harris, P., Lamontagne, M. & Gagnon, D.H. (2020). Effects of a preoperative neuromobilization program offered to individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome awaiting carpal tunnel decompression surgery: A pilot randomized controlled study. Journal of Hand Therapy, 34(1), 37-46. [doi]





Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Thème 1 : The person, their entourage and the community

Research Site

CRIR - Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM), CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

University Affiliation