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29.07.2015

Curriculum Daniel Theisen, Ph.D.

  • Born March 1, 1969 in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg, Nationality of Luxembourg, single
  • 1993-2000 Research assistant at the Institute of Physical Education and Rehabilitation of the Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • 1999 Doctoral dissertation in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at the Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (title: Blood redistribution in paraplegics)
  • Postdoctoral research visit at the Rehabilitation Research Centre of the University of Sydney (October 1999 – March 2000)
  • 2000-2006 Assistant professor (with tenure as of 2004) at the Institute of Physical Education and Rehabilitation of the Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • 2007 Head of the research unit Sports & Health at the Public Research Centre for Health (CRP-Santé), Luxembourg
  • 2007 Invited lecturer at the Institute of Physical Education and Rehabilitation of the Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • 2007 Invited lecturer at the Akademie Physiotherapie Thim van der Laan, Switzerland
  • Areas of expertise:
  • Exercise physiology of able-bodied and spinal cord injured individuals
  • Muscle physiology and biomechanics
  • Training and coaching of wheelchair athletes
  • Sports injury prevention (current main area)
  • Scientific work:
  • Over 25 publications as papers in scientific journals with peer-review or book chapters
  • Regular reviewer of several scientific journals on exercise physiology, biomechanics and sports medicine
  • Supervisor of two doctoral theses
  • Member of the Medical Commission of the Luxembourg Olympic Committee

Papers with peer-review & book chapters:

Deldicque L, Atherton P, Patel R, Theisen D, Nielens H, Rennie MJ, Francaux M. Effects of resistance exercise with and without creatine supplementation on gene expression and cell signaling in human skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol 2008: 104: 371-378.

Deldicque L, Louis M, Theisen D, Nielens H, Dehoux M, Thissen JP, Rennie MJ, Francaux M. Increased IGF mRNA in human skeletal muscle after creatine supplementation. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2005: 37: 731-736.

Deldicque L, Theisen D, Bertrand L, Hespel P, Hue L, Francaux M. Creatine enhances differentiation of myogenic C2C12 cells by activating both p38 and Akt/PKB pathways. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 2007: 293: C1263-1271.

Deldicque L, Theisen D, Francaux M. Regulation of mTOR by amino acids and resistance exercise in skeletal muscle. Eur J Appl Physiol 2005: 94: 1-10.

Malisoux L, Francaux M, Nielens H, Renard P, Lebacq J, Theisen D. Calcium sensitivity of human single muscle fibers following plyometric training. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2006: 38: 1901-1908.

Malisoux L, Francaux M, Nielens H, Theisen D. Stretch-shortening cycle exercises: an effective training paradigm to enhance power output of human single muscle fibers. J Appl Physiol 2006: 100: 771-779.

Malisoux L, Francaux M, Theisen D. What Do Single-Fiber Studies Tell Us about Exercise Training? Med Sci Sports Exerc 2007: 39: 1051-1060.

Malisoux L, Jamart C, Delplace K, Nielens H, Francaux M, Theisen D. Effect of long-term muscle paralysis on human single fiber mechanics. J Appl Physiol 2007: 102: 340-349.

Theisen D. Traumatisme de la moelle, aptitude physique et qualité de vie. Science & Sport 2006: 21: 221-225.

Theisen D, Fornusek C, Raymond J, Davis GM. External power output changes during prolonged cycling with electrical stimulation. J Rehabil Med 2002: 34: 171-175.

Theisen D, Francaux M, Fayt A, Sturbois X. A new procedure to determine external power output during handrim wheelchair propulsion on a roller ergometer: a reliability study. Int J Sports Med 1996: 33: 564-571.

Theisen D, Francaux M, Michotte de Welle J, Sturbois X. Impedance cardiography applied to maximal arm cranking exercise: a matter of sampling and processing strategy. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1998: 30: 1321-1327.

Theisen D, Vanlandewijck Y, Sturbois X, Francaux M. Blood distribution adaptations in paraplegics during posture changes: peripheral and central reflex responses. Eur J Appl Physiol 2000: 81: 463-469.

Theisen D, Vanlandewijck Y, Sturbois X, Francaux M. Central and peripheral haemodynamics in individuals with paraplegia during light and heavy exercise. Scand J Rehabil Med 2001: 33: 16-20.

Theisen D, Vanlandewijck Y, Sturbois X, Francaux M. Cutaneous vascular response and thermoregulation in individuals with paraplegia during sustained arm-cranking exercise. Int J Sports Med 2001: 22: 97-102.

Theisen D, Vanlandewijk Y. Cardiovascular responses and thermoregulation in individuals with spinal cord injury. Eur Bull Ad Phys Act 2002: 1: [On-line serial] http://www.bulletin-apa.com/.

Theisen D, Vanlandewijk Y, Sturbois X, Francaux M. Cutaneous vasomotor adjustments during arm-cranking in individuals with paraplegia. Eur J Appl Physiol 2000: 83: 539-544.

Vanderthommen M, Francaux M, Colinet C, Lehance C, Lhermerout C, Crielaard J-M, Theisen D. A multistage field test of wheelchair users for evaluation of fitness and prediction of peak oxygen consumption. J Rehabil Res Dev 2002: 39: 685-692.

Vanlandewijck Y, Theisen D, Daly D. Wheelchair propulsion biomechanics: implications for wheelchair sports. Sports Med 2001: 31: 339-367.

Vanlandewijck Y, van de Vliet P, Verellen J, Theisen D. Determinants of shuttle run performance in the prediction of peak VO2 in wheelchair users. Disabil Rehabil 2006: 28: 1259-1266.

Vanlandewijck YC, Daly D, Theisen D. Field test evaluation of aerobic, anaerobic, and wheelchair basketball skill performances. Int J Sports Med 1999: 20: 548-554.

Verellen J, Theisen D , Vanlandewijck Y. Influence of crank rate in hand cycling. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2004: 36: 1826-1831.

Theisen D, Francaux M. Activité physique chez la personne âgée: principes généraux de biochimie appliqués au sport. In: Thiebauld C, Sprumont P, eds. Le sport après cinquante ans. Bruxelles, 295p: De Boeck Université, 2005:145-153.

Theisen D, Francaux M, Fayt A, Sturbois X. Ergométrie de la voiturette: détermination de la puissance externe sur un ergomètre à rouleaux. In: Pélissier J, Jacquot J-M, Bernard P-L, eds. Le Fauteuil Roulant. Paris, 386p: Masson, 1997:128-134.

Theisen D, Vanlandewijck Y, Spaepen A. Influence des réglages sur les réponses cardio-respiratoires. In: Pélissier J, Jacquot J-M, Bernard P-L, eds. Le Fauteuil Roulant. Paris, 386p: Masson, 1997:110-121.

Theisen D, Vanlandewijck Y, Sturbois X, Francaux M. Skin blood flow and thermoregulation in paraplegics after maximal arm cranking. In: Van der Woude LHV, Hopman MTE, Van Kemenade CH, eds. Biomedical aspects of manual wheelchair propulsion: The State of the Art II. Amsterdam, 374p: IOS Press, 1999:336-338.

Vanlandewijck Y, Spaepen A, Theisen D. Mobility of the disabled - manual wheelchair propulsion. In: Kumar S, ed. Perspectives in Rehabilitation Ergonomics. London - Bristol, 383p: Taylor & Francis, 1997:210-245.

Vanlandewijck Y, Spaepen A, Theisen D, Van de Vliet P, Pétré L. Determination of work capacity in wheelchair sportsmen in a sport specific environment. In: Van der Woude LHV, Hopman MTE, Van Kemenade CH, eds. Biomedical aspects of manual wheelchair propulsion: The State of the Art II. Amsterdam, 374p: IOS Press, 1999:35-39.

Vanlandewijck Y, Theisen D, Spaepen A. Le cycle de propulsion: biomécanique, cinétique et cinématique. In: Pélissier J, Jacquot J-M, Bernard P-L, eds. Le Fauteuil Roulant. Paris, 386p: Masson, 1997:69-83.