Dr Karthik Badrinath

Dr Karthik Badrinath

About Dr Karthik Badrinath

Sports Doctor
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.

Special Interests

  • Sports medicine
  • General practice

Service Location

Stepney Healthcare Hub


  • 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
  • Merit Award – Mathematical Studies, 2005

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