INDIAN ERGONOMIC SCHOOL
Affiliated to EPM International Ergonomics School
- Founder President: Dr. Deepak Sharan
- Secretary: Mr. Joshua Samuel Rajkumar
- Accredited teachers of EPM-IES: Dr. Deepak Sharan, Mr. Jerrish A Jose, Mr. Joshua Samuel Rajkumar, Ms. Jeena Jose
Dr. Deepak Sharan, Consultant in Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, and Medical Director, RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, Bengaluru, India. has been designated a Founding Honorary Member in the Board of Directors of EPM International Ergonomics School.
Dr. Deepak Sharan
Consultant in Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, Bengaluru, India
Dr. Sharan has supplemented 27 years of International clinical experience in Orthopaedic Surgery with qualifications in Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, Orthopaedic Engineering and Rehabilitation Technology. He has produced over 500 scientific publications or conference presentations.
He is an internationally recognised expert in Ergonomics and Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (also called Repetitive Strain Injuries or RSI), having developed his own assessment and treatment approach called the SHARAN’S Protocol. He leads a team of over 100 medical/rehabilitation professionals that has successfully treated over 700,000 clients with RSI from 40 countries including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium and Norway since 2001. His prospective study on prevalence and risk factors for RSI in 35,000 Indian Computer Users is the largest study ever on RSI in the world. Dr. Sharan was the chairperson and presenter for several scientific sessions on Ergonomics and RSI at the World Ergonomics Congress (China 2009, Brazil 2012, Australia 2015), ODAM (South Africa 2011, Denmark 2014), HEPS (Spain 2011, Taiwan 2014, France 2016), SEANES (Malaysia 2012, Indonesia 2016), Orthopaedic World Conference 2012 (Dubai), and PREMUS (France 2010, South Korea 2013, Canada 2016).
Described as a “cult figure in the world of RSI” by the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Sharan is the Medical Director of RECOUP, which has a hospital in Bengaluru and 19 clinics across India. RECOUP provides Ergonomics and Occupational Health Consultancy to over 70 major companies in India and UAE, including Oracle, Mercedes Benz, Texas Instruments, SAP, Yahoo, ABB and Honeywell, covering over 500,000 workers daily.
He is the Founder Director of EPM International Ergonomics School, Milan, Italy (www.epmresearch.org), and the President of Indian Ergonomics School, which is the only authorised school in the English-Speaking world to provide certified training on Risk Mapping, Postural Risk using EPM TACO Tool, Biomechanical Overload using OCRA methods, Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation, and Push-Pull-Carry.
He was the organising chairperson of MYOPAIN 2017: The 10th World Congress on Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome in Bengaluru in October 2017. He is the organising chairperson of the 11th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS – www.premus2022.com) in September 2022 in Bengaluru, India.
Dr. Sharan was the winner of the 2016 Sri Mohanmal Award for the best scientific paper presented during the annual conference of Association of Occupational Health Karnataka at Bengaluru. Dr. Sharan was the winner of Basic Science Orthopaedic Research Grant (2014-15) by the Indian Orthopaedic Association for the research project titled “Prevalence, Risk factors and Clinical Features of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Orthopaedic Surgeons in India.” This is one of the most prestigious research awards in Orthopaedics in India. He was also the winner of the 2015 International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) award for Pain Education for the project: “Course on understanding pain for individuals with chronic pain.” Dr. Sharan was the winner of the 2018 SICOT Research Academy Grant (the world’s highest research award in Orthopaedics), 2016 Silver Jubilee Oration of Indian Orthopaedic Association, 2012 Henri Bensahel Award (the world’s highest award for research in Paediatric Orthopaedics, awarded by SICOT (The International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology), and the National Disability Award for the year 2008 by the Govt. of India for developing a path breaking surgical procedure for Cerebral Palsy called SEMLARASS. He was felicitated in 2005 by the then President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, for his work in Cerebral Palsy.
Other Resource Persons:
- Jerrish A Jose: Consultant Physiotherapist, Ergonomist and General Manager Corporate Services, RECOUP, Bengaluru. Official Trainer, Ergonomics of Posture and Movement (EPM) International Ergonomics School, Milan, Italy
- Joshua Samuel R: Consultant Physiotherapist and Manager – Research and Development, RECOUP, Bengaluru. Official Trainer, Ergonomics of Posture and Movement (EPM) International Ergonomics School, Milan, Italy