I am a Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, based at Bangalore (India), with special interests and skills in:

  • Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders, e.g., Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI or Computer Related Injuries), Spinal Disorders (Neck and Back Pain), Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Sports Injuries, Chronic Pain Conditions like Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Arthritis
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Limb Deformity Correction and Limb Lengthening
  • Rehabilitative Surgery for Neuromuscular Disorders (Cerebral Palsy, Poliomyelitis, Spina Bifida, etc.)
  • Backpack Injuries and Postural Problems in Children



Duration Institution
2011- On-Line Course on Rheumatic Diseases, EULAR, Geneva, Switzerland
2004-05 Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden
1996-99 Cardiff School of Engineering, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
1996-98 Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
1991-94 JIPMER Medical College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India
1985-90 JIPMER Medical College, University of Madras, Pondicherry, India
Till 1984 Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi, Central Board of Secondary Education, India

Year and Medical Qualification Institution
2005, Certificate in Ergonomics Lulea University of Technology, Lulea,
1999, M Sc. Orthopaedic Engineering University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
1998, Postgraduate Diploma in Orthopaedic & Rehabilitaton Technology University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
1996, Surgical Fellowship (Part-A) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK
1994, Diplomate of National Board in Orthopaedic Surgery National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India
1994, Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery (MS) Pondicherry University, India
1993, Postgraduate Diploma in Orthopaedics Pondicherry University, India
1991, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) University of Madras, India


  • Karnataka Medical Council, Bangalore, India- Full Registration(57740)
  • General Medical Council, London, UK- Full Registration(4461188)
  • Eligible for registration in the USA


In Independent Private Practice at Bangalore since April 7, 2000.

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  1. Head, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, Bangalore Children’s Hospital and Research Centre (Sept 2000 to Dec 2007), 363, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore, India (200 bedded, tertiary-level teaching children’s hospital).
  2. Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital (April 2001 to March 2009), 15th Main, 17th Cross, Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore, India (75-bedded multi-specialty hospital).
  3. Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bangalore Heart and Orthopaedic Hospital (December 1, 2002 to December 31, 2005), 5/1 M.H. Marigowda Road (Hosur Road), Bangalore, India (50 bedded Specialty Heart and Orthopaedic Hospital, affiliated to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, New Castle, UK).
  4. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, United Apollo Hospital (Feb 1999 to Feb 2000), Kalapatti Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (75-bedded multi-specialty hospital). Independent Clinical Practice (predominantly in Paediatric Orthopaedics). I was also involved in special multidisciplinary clinics in complex hand anomalies, neuromuscular disorders, spine, arthritis and neglected trauma.
  5. Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics, The King's Mill Centre for Health Care Services (NHS Trust), (April 1997 to Sept 1998), Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK (Acute General Hospital with 900 beds, previously the famous Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital).
  6. Senior House Officer in Trauma and Orthopaedics, The King's Mill Centre for Health Care Services (NHS Trust), (Aug 1995 to March 1997).
  7. Senior House Officer in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Leighton Hospital (NHS Trust) (Feb 1995 to Aug 1995), Crewe, Cheshire, UK (700 bedded District General Hospital).
  8. Junior Resident (Registrar) in Orthopaedics, Jawaharlal Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) (April 1991 to March 1994), Pondicherry, India (One of India's premier teaching hospitals and tertiary care centres, designated as an Insitute of National Importance, with 850 beds).
  9. Compulsory House Surgeon, Jawaharlal Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) (Jan 1990 to Jan 1991), Pondicherry, India.

Special Achievements

  1. Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 15th World Congress on Pain at Buoenos Aires, Argentina (October 6-11, 2014)
  2. Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 14th International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics2013 World Congress, held at Hyderabad, India (February 4-7, 2013).
  3. Winner of the Henri Bensahel Award for Best Research Paper in Paediatric Orthopaedics at the 33rd Orthopaedic World Conference, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates (November 28-30, 2012) for the following paper: Functional outcome of a new single event multilevel lever arm restoration and anti spasticity surgery for cerebral palsy.
  4. Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 14th World Congress on Pain at Milan, Italy (August 27-31, 2012)
  5. 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)
  6. Winner of an International Scholarship for research presentation at 30th International Congress on Occupational Health at Cancun, Mexico (March 18-23, 2012)
  7. 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) 
  8.  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. 
  9. Nominated by the Indian Society of Ergonomics as India’s sole representative at the International Ergonomics Council in 2009.
  10. Nominated to the Expert Committee on RSI to advise the Government of India regarding policy matters on RSI and Ergonomics.
  11. 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.
  12. Honoured in 2005 by the then President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for outstanding work in the field of Cerebral Palsy.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 1,50,000 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.
  15. 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.
  16. First Rank in University- Diploma in Orthopaedics examination, Pondicherry University, India (1993)                                                                                                                                                                       

Membership of Professional Organisations

  1. North American Spine Society ( 2013-
  2. Fascial Manipulation Association / Associazione Manipolazione Fasciale ( 2013-
  3. International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine ( 2013-
  4. International Academy of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine ( 2013-
  5. Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine ( 2012-
  6. International Association for the Study of Pain ( 2012-
  7. International Commission on Occupational Health ( 2011-
  8. Human Factors & Ergonomics Society ( 2011-
  9. Indian Association of Occupational Health ( 2011-
  10. Indian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation ( 2011-
  11. Indian Society for Bone & Mineral Research ( 2011-
  12. Indian Society for Study of Pain ( 2010-
  13. Karnataka Orthopaedic Association  ( 2010-
  14. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( 2007-
  15. Spina Bifida Association of India 2007-
  16. International Myopain Society ( 2004-
  17. Indian Society of Ergonomics ( 2004-
  18. Indian Orthopaedic Association ( 2002-
  19. Indian Foot and Ankle Society ( 2002-
  20. American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine ( 2001-
  21. Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India ( 2000-
  22. Childhood Disability Group, Indian Academy of Pediatrics ( 2000-
  23. Shoulder and Elbow Society of India 2000-
  24. International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics ( 2000-
  25. The Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma ( 2000-
  26. Joshi External Stabilization System (JESS) Associates ( 1999-

Membership of Editorial Board/Reviewer of Professional Journals:

  1. Ergonomics
  2. Journal of Autoimmune Diseases and Rheumatology
  3. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
  4. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain
  5. BMC Research Notes
  6. Austin Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatology
  7. Austin Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders
  8. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
  9. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
  10. Indian Journal of Medical Research
  11. Patient Preference and Adherence

Advanced Training in Ergonomics and RSI


  1. I have completed the 6-month Ergonomics certificate course from Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden. The course provided theoretical knowledge in basic ergonomics from an ergonomics system approach and trained participants in techniques to evaluate and solve problems related to working conditions and human/machine systems. Content of the course included history of ergonomics, ergonomic system approach, human capabilities, ergonomics risk factors at the workplace, case studies in ergonomics, work-related musculoskeletal problems, Job Analysis methods, understand and apply improvement options in workstation design, material handling and storage, tools design and administrative improvements.

  2. During my 2-year Master’s Course in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff, UK, I studied engineering principles (materials, experimentation, mechanical engineering theory, computing allied to medicine, mechanisms of injury and biology of bone and soft tissue) in relation to orthopaedics.

  3. I have trained in Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology for 2 years at the University of Dundee, UK, which is perhaps the foremost Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre in the world. My training modules included Biomechanics of bone, articular cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and major joints of upper and lower limbs and spine;  the way in which the tissues are loaded, along with how they are designed to withstand these loads; the latest techniques in prevention, identification and rehabilitation of injury to these tissues.

  4. I have received advanced training in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery at Mansfield and Crewe, UK (18 months). At Mansfield, I participated in special Shoulder and Hand clinics, where I treated several workers suffering from RSI's of varying nature and severity. I performed independent bi-weekly operating lists, which regularly included RSI conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, DeQuervain's disease, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, etc.

  5. During my training in the UK and USA for over 4 years, I was exposed to the latest techniques in the assessment, treatment (non-operative and operative) and rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders. These techniques included McKenzie’s Method, Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations and Injection Techniques, Myofascial Release, and Body Work Techniques (e.g., Hellerwork, Rolfing). I participated in special weekly, multi-disciplinary Back Pain Clinics for patients with complex spinal problems (3 years)

  6. I have obtained hands on training in Chiropractic Techniques, Spinal and Peripheral Manipulations, Therapeutic Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy, at Coimbatore, India (1999). I assisted Dr. Brent Detelich, a Visiting Chiropracter from Pennsylvania, USA, in the treatment of over 200 patients, attended a lecture-demonstration workshop, and performed several maneuvers under supervision.

  7. I have received hands on training in Alexander Technique at Kochi, India (2004) by Mr. Joseph Stevens, an eminent Alexander Teacher from London, UK, and Secretary of Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique, UK.

Special Training Paediatric Orthopaedics:

  1. Attended workshops on Management of CP around the globe, The use of orthoses for the management of complex lower limb neruomuscular disorders, Management of the Knee in Spastic Diplegia: What’s the Dose?, Classification of movement disorders in cerebral palsy, Single event multilevel surgery: What to expect the first year, and Hot topics in neurorestorative rehabilitation for children and youth with cerebral palsy and associated brain injury at 6th Biennial Conference of Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) at Brisbane, Australia (May 30-June 2, 2012).
  2. Attended the 3-day Pallakad Deformity Course in August 2011, modelled on the Baltimore Deformity Course run by Prof Dror Paley
  3. Trained under Prof. Takashi Matsuo, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon from Minami Tama Orthopaedic Hospital, Tokyo, Japan for a week in November 2007. Assessed over 50 patients with Cerebral Palsy, lectured with him, assisted and performed  Orthopaedic Selective Spasticity Control Surgery (invented by Dr. Matsuo) on 12 patients under his supervision.
  4. Attended Workshop on Child's Foot at 12th National Conference of Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, at Ranchi (Feb 10-12, 2006)
  5. Attended Advanced Courses on Orthopaedic Surgery for Upper Limb, Spine, Hip and Lower Limb in Cerebral Palsy, at Asia-Pacific Childhood Disability Update (Faculty: Dr. Freeman Miller, USA; Dr. H Kerr Graham, Australia), at Mumbai (December 2-4, 2005)
  6. Attended hands-on workshop on Ilizarov and Orthofix External Fixation during IOACON'2002 (Faculty: Prof. Dror Paley and Indian Faculty) at Patna (November 12-13, 2002)
  7. Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics (February to April, 2001):
    • Dr. M Mark Hoffer (Brachial Plexus, Cerebral Palsy), Orthopaedic Hospital (, Los Angeles, USA
    • Dr. Dennis R Wenger (Paediatric Hip), Dr. Scott Mubarak , and Dr. Henry G Chambers (Cerebral Palsy), Children's Hospital (, San Diego, USA
    • Dr. Lawrence A Rinsky, and Dr. Todd Lincoln, Lucille Salter Packard Children's Hospital (, Stanford, USA
    • Dr. Amit Gupta (Paediatric Upper Extremity), Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery ( Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  8. Attended Instructional Courses in Cerebral Palsy, Limb Lengthening, and the Child's Foot, during the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( at San Francisco, USA (February 28 to March 4, 2001)
  9. Attended International workshops on Cerebral Palsy and Pelvic Osteotomies (Faculty: Dr. David Sutherland, Dr. Dennis Wenger, Dr. Kaye Wilkins, from USA, and Mr. Malcolm Macnicol from UK), organised by the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, at Mumbai (2000).
  10. Specialist Registrar Level Training in Paediatric Orthopaedics with Mr. A Moulton at Mansfield, UK (18 months), Mr. TR Redfern at Crewe, UK (3 months), and Prof. DK Patro at Pondicherry, India (3 years). At Mansfield, I attended special clinics in Cerebral Palsy (supported by a Gait Lab at the University Hospital, Nottingham), DDH and other Paediatric Orthopaedic disorders. At Pondicherry, I conducted special weekly clinics in Clubfoot, Post Polio Residual Paralysis, Cerebral Palsy and Bone Tumours.
  11. Trained in the use of Orthofix External Fixator and Limb Reconstruction System with Prof. M Saleh at the University of Sheffield, UK (1996).
  12. Advanced training in the use of Joshi External Stabilization System, devised for club foot, upper limb injuries and contractures of small joints, burns contractures, deformity correction, and lengthening of small bones, with its inventor Dr. BB Joshi for 2 weeks at Mumbai (1999). I have assisted him in over 50 operations, performed 5 under his direct supervision, attended 2 advanced hands-on workshops, and am a qualified trainer. I have used this system extensively and independently for over 10 years.


MBBS, MS Ortho, DNB Ortho, Dip Ortho, M Sc Orthopaedic Engineering (UK),
Dip Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Technology (UK), Fellow, AACP&DM (USA),
Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics (UK & USA), Certificate in Ergonomics (Sweden)

Consultant in Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation & Ergonomics,
Medical Director, RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre,
312, 10th Block, Further Extension of Anjanapura Layout, 80 Feet Road, Bangalore-560062, India

Branches: Jayanagar, Indiranagar, HSR Layout, ITPL, Malleshwaram (Bangalore), New Delhi, Ghaziabad (UP), Gurugram (Haryana), Patna (Bihar), Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Hyderabad (Telangana), Pune (Maharashtra), Chennai (TN), Kochi, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode (Kerala).

Phone: +91-80-32423424, 64504224, Hotline +91-98451 55449 Fax +91-11-45823555
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