Dr Karthik Badrinath is a specialist Sport and Exercise Physician who is passionate about providing expert musculoskeletal care.
He is currently a team doctor for the Adelaide Crows AFL and SANFL teams and an AFLW match day doctor. He is a tournament physician for the Adelaide International tennis tournament and was the Afghanistan cricket team doctor for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 world cup.
Dr Badrinath is a dual-fellowship trained medical specialist obtaining his Sport and Exercise medicine fellowship (FACSEP) in 2022 and his Fellowship in General Practice (FRACGP) in 2018. He is also a qualified physiotherapist completing a physiotherapy degree at the University of South Australia in 2009.
Having an understanding of the intricacies in physiotherapy management, Dr Badrinath enjoys working with physiotherapists, podiatrists and exercise physiologists to help his patients return to an active lifestyle.
Neuromuscular Inhibition, Hamstring Strain Injury, and Rehabilitation: A Review Journal of Postgraduate Medicine Education and Research 56(4):179-184 DOI:10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1597
Involvement with teams and associations:
– Adelaide Football Club (AFL) AFL Doctors Association
– Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians
– South Australian Sports Medicine Association
– Royal Australian College of General Practice
Awards & achievements:
2013 Richard Taunton Southwood Prize for Orthopaedic Research (Flinders
2013 Australian Orthopaedic Association undergraduate workshop (Flinders
2009 University Merit Award (University of South Australia)
2008 University Merit Award (University of South Australia)
2007 Chancellor’s Letters of Commendation (University of South Australia)
2005 Merit Award — Mathematical Studies