Milestones

  • Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 14th World Congress on Pain at Milan, Italy (August 27-31, 2012)
  • Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 6th Biennial Conference of Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) at Brisbane, Australia (May 30-June 2, 2012)
  • Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 30th International Congress on Occupational Health at Cancun, Mexico (March 18-23, 2012)
  • Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at PREMUS 2010, the 7th International Conference on Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders at Angers, France (August 29-September 1, 2010) 
  • Chairperson for the scientific sessions on Organisational Ergonomics in Healthcare, Important Ergonomic Issues with Children and How assess an Employee with Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorder? at the 18th World Ergonomics Congress at Recife, Brazil (February 12-16, 2012)
  • Course Director of India's first Online Masters and Postgraduate Diploma Courses in Ergonomics (2012). Presently, there are fewer than 3 such courses world wide and none in an industrially developing country.
  •  The Health and Safety Executive and the Department of Health, Government of U.K. have proposed to fund a research study to document RECOUP’s extraordinary results with RSI as compared to NHS Hospitals and private clinics in the UK. A delegation representing these organisations visited RECOUP, Bangalore in January 2010 for this purpose. 
  • Nominated by the Indian Society of Ergonomics as India’s sole representative at the International Ergonomics Council in 2009.
  • Chairperson for the Scientific Session on Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (or RSI) at the 17th World Ergonomics Congress at Beijing, China on August 11, 2009. 
  • Nominated to the Expert Committee on RSI to advise the Government of India regarding policy matters on RSI and Ergonomics.
  • Winner of 2008 National Disability Award (Best Individual working for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities) by the Govt. of India at New Delhi on December 6, 2008 for developing a revolutionary surgical procedure called Single Event Multilevel Lever Arm Restoration and Anti Spasticity Surgery (SEMLARASS) for Cerebral Palsy and providing free surgery and rehabilitation to clients with cerebral palsy from the disadvantaged sections of the society. SEMLARASS has been performed in over 600 children from all over India and other countries in the past 8 years and the functional results have been very encouraging. RECOUP has treated over 10,000 clients with various types of locomotor disabilities from across the world, using its exclusive functional rehabilitation approach.
  • Honoured in 2005 by the then President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for outstanding work in the field of Cerebral Palsy.
  • Leader of a prospective study on predisposing factors, presentation and outcome of treatment of work related musculoskeletal disorders in Indian Computer Users that has already covered 35,000 computer professionals (2001-2009) and is the largest study of its kind in the world.
  • Recognised as a world leader in treatment of RSI and MSD, having developed own treatment approach called the SHARAN'S Protocol (Skilled Hands-on Approach for Release of myofascia, Articular, Neural and Soft tissue mobilisation). Successfully treated over 1,00,000 clients with Musculoskeletal Disorders, including several from USA, UK, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Israel, China, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Singapore, UAE and Zimbabwe since 2001.
  • Following a sustained campaign focusing on the health hazards of overloaded backpacks along with the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kerala became the second state in the world (after California) to ban heavy backpacks in schoolchildren. Following a Civil Writ Petition, The High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam delivered a landmark judgment (WP(c) No. 35198) on December 6, 2004, directing the State Government to ensure that no school kid carried a backpack heavier than 10 per cent of his/her body weight.
  • First Rank in University- Diploma in Orthopaedics examination, Pondicherry University, India (1993)        
  • View "Living it up" episode on RSI featuring RECOUP on CNN-IBN.
  • Central London RSI Group meeting on October 31, 2006 to discuss RECOUP (described as "one of the world's best centres of excellence for treating diffuse RSI conditions").

The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2006

"Dr. Sharan has emerged as something of a cult figure in the world of RSI. That patients from 14 countries have beaten a path to Dr. Sharan's door is a reflection of how far some people feel they need to go to get decent treatment for RSI."

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