Dr Karthik Badrinath is passionate about providing expert musculoskeletal care for all injuries, including sports concussion.
He is currently the team doctor for AFL team the Adelaide Crows and has previously worked for the Adelaide United Soccer Club, Norwood Football Club and Woodville West Torrens Football Club. Dr Badrinath completed a physiotherapy degree at the University of South Australia in 2009 and went on to study medicine at Flinders University, finishing his medical degree in 2013. After working within hospital orthopaedic units for a couple of years, Dr Badrinath realised his passion for non-operative musculoskeletal medicine and attained his Fellowship in General Practice in 2018. Wanting to further his knowledge, Dr Badrinath is currently undertaking a second fellowship in Sports and Exercise medicine.
Being a qualified physiotherapist and medical doctor gives Dr Badrinath a unique perspective – he enjoys working with physiotherapists, podiatrists and exercise physiologists to provide wholistic treatment to acute and chronic sports and musculoskeletal injuries.
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Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice, 2019
Registrar of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, 2018 – current
Doctor of Medicine, Flinders University, 2013
Bachelor Physiotherapy, University of South Australia, 2009
Awards & Achievements
Richard Taunton Southwood Prize for Orthopaedic Research, Flinders University, 2013
Australian Orthopaedic Association undergraduate workshop, Flinders University representative, 2013
University Merit Award, University of South Australia, 2009
University Merit Award, University of South Australia, 2008
Chancellor’s Letters of Commendation, University of South Australia, 2007
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