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RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre


RECOUP is an acronym that represents

R Repetitive Strain Injuries

E Ergonomics
C Childhood Disabilities
O Orthopaedics
U Understanding Pain
P Physical Therapy
  • RECOUP is an unique medical centre specialising in the prevention, assessment, treatment and research of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and other Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD), and various Childhood Disabilities through an inter-disciplinary approach.
  • RECOUP is now also at Indiranagar, HSR Layout, Rajaji Nagar, Jayanagar, and Outer Ring Road/Bellandur (Bangalore) and Jubilee Hills (Hyderabad), in addition to the hospital in Anjanapura Layout.
  • On an average, RECOUP treats around 400 clients with RSI/MSD/Childhood Disabilities daily, making it one of the largest specialised Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centres in the world.
  • Over 55,000 clients , including several from countries like USA, Canada, UK, France, Sweden, UAE, Zimbabwe, Singapore, China, Korea, Thailand, Israel, New Zealand and Australia (besides from throughout India) have already been successfully treated in these clinics. Read some success stories.
Services Offered

The need for RECOUP

  1. Unlike many rehabilitation centres that are run by therapists or alternative medicine practitioners, RECOUP is led by a reputed Medical Specialist in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. This ensures an accurate diagnosis, assessment, a clear-cut treatment plan and effective communication among the team members.
  2. RECOUP is the only medical centre in the world that integrates diverse and proven treatment modalities like Physical Therapy, Myotherapy, Manual Therapy, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Alexander Technique, under a single roof. Well-known, highly trained and qualified experts deliver these treatment modalities.
  3. RECOUP does not provide run-of-the-mill Physiotherapy, e.g., Traction, Short Wave Diathermy, Ultrasound, IFT or Isometric Exercises, which only mask the symptoms temporarily, before the symptoms move from one spot to the other. RECOUP is one of the rare medical centres to offer specialised and skilled hands-on manual therapy and myotherapy, based on a specific medical diagnosis (instead of clients being labelled as having RSI, neck pain, back pain or spondylitis).
  4. A cook book approach does not work in the treatment of Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders: each case is unique and requires individualised attention to specific symptoms, the extent of structural involvement and all the risk factors. Frequently, a combination of treatment modalities is required, in a holistic environment.


  • Dr. Deepak Sharan, Consultant in Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, heads RECOUP. As an acknowledged pioneer in the research, prevention and treatment of RSI (see media reports ), Dr. Sharan has supplemented 18 years of clinical experience in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation with a wide-ranging knowledge and qualifications in Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Orthopaedic Engineering, and Rehabilitation Technology. He is the RSI/Ergonomics Consultant to Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Texas Instruments, Nvidia, Sterling Commerce Solutions, Monsanto, Ubinetics/CSR, Perot Systems, Wipro, Cisco, Microsoft, GE, Infosys, AMD, Ness Technologies, Sage Design Systems, Honeywell, Webmethods, Titan Industries, McKinsey, Bain, Quintiles, Philips Software, British Gas, Digicaptions, Sandisk, and over 50 other major companies.
  • An Multi-disciplinary Team of over 50 highly trained, qualified, experienced and reputed Physicians and Rehabilitation Professionals supports him.
  • The staff therapists have obtained a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Physiotherapy and have received further training in RSI Therapy (from Suparna K. Damany, RSI Physiotherapist based in Allentown, USA and author of the famous book on RSI "It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome"), Manual Therapy, Ergonomics (University of Lulea, Sweden), Myotherapy, Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Sensory Integration, Yoga and Alexander Technique (from various visiting National and International experts).
  • The team members participate in an exacting and comprehensive Academic Programme for continuing professional development and education.
  • Other RSI Experts and Teachers of Alexander Technique (from across the world) have consented to visit RECOUP in 2009.
  • Several Yoga Therapists/Teachers of International eminence are associated with the clinic.


Dr. Sharan evaluates all patients before proposing an individualised treatment plan. The assessment includes a comprehensive musculoskeletal/myofascial examination with a focus on range of motion, trigger points, biomechanical problems, and evidence of nerve or blood vessel entrapment, plus any other pertinent tests according to the presenting symptoms. Further assessments may include a workstation evaluation with a focus on biomechanical and ergonomic issues, blood tests, nerve conduction studies, x-rays, and MRI Scans.

Treatment modalities offered at RECOUP

  1. Manual Therapy
    *Spray & stretch
    *Ischaemic compression, deep pressure soft tissue massage
    *Myofascial release
    * Soft tissue, neurodynamic, articular (rib/clavicular/scapulo-thoracic/spinal) and spinal (Maitland, Mulligan) mobilisation
    * Voluntary contraction & release methods
    * Jones' Contract - Relax Technique
    * Muscle Energy Technique, positional release techniques
    * Reciprocal Inhibition
    * Post- isometric Relaxation
  2. Physical Medicine
    * Thermo therapy (e.g., Ultrasound, Moist heat, Wax bath)
    *Electrotherapy (e.g., IFT, TENS)
    *Laser Therapy
  3. Needling
    * Dry Needling
    * Myofascial TrP Injection
    * Pre-injection block
  4. Taping (Kinesio and Endura)
  5. McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
  6. Stretches, Strength Training & Aerobic Conditioning
  7. Chiropractic
  8. Craniosacral therapy
  9. Yoga, Alexander Technique, Tai Chi, Relaxation Techniques, Breathing Exercises & Biofeedback
  10. Body Mechanics & Ergonomics Training
  11. Home Exercise Programmes
  12. Nutritional counseling, Dietary Modifications
  13. Psychological Counseling, Stress Management and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
SHARAN'S® Protocol for RSI (Skilled Hands-on Approach for Release of myofascia, Articular, Neural and Soft-tissue mobilisation)
  • Phase 1 - Severe discomfort
    Ischaemic compression, Myofascial release, relaxation techniques/breathing exercises, and physical modalities like IFT, US. Spray & stretch and needling are sometimes needed.
  • Phase 2 - Moderate discomfort
    Soft tissue, neurodynamic & articular mobilisation, self-stretching exercises, Alexander technique and Yoga

  • Phase 3 - Mild discomfort
    Further self-stretching exercises, progressive strengthening exercises, postural retraining, EMG Biofeedback, body mechanics and ergonomics training on a model computer workstation, ergonomic furniture and accessory recommendation

  • Phase 4 - Maintenance phase
    Further strength training, aerobic conditioning, Yoga, Tai Chi

Our philosophy is that RSI is primarily a structural problem that CAN be completely treated, even in advanced stages. However, successful treatment of RSI requires that individuals take responsibility for making changes in their approach to work and other activities, and comply with treatment.


RECOUP functions from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

RECOUP is open on Sundays and during Public Holidays Clinic locations




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