Keeping you moving

Karthik Badrinath

M.B.B.S., B Phys, FRACGP
WS+EMC since: 2017

Dr Karthik Badrinath is passionate about providing expert musculoskeletal care for all injuries, including sports concussion.

He is currently the team doctor for the AFL Adelaide Crows team and has previously worked for the Adelaide United Soccer club, Norwood and Woodville West Torrens football clubs.

Karthik 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, Karthik 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 holistic treatment to acute and chronic sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

Involvement with teams and associations

  • Adelaide Football Club (AFL)
  • AFL Medical Officer Association
  • South Australian Sports Medicine Association
  • Royal Australian College of General Practice
  • Australasian College of Sport Physicians

Awards & achievements

  • 2013 Richard Taunton Southwood Prize for Orthopaedic Research (Flinders University)
  • 2013 Australian Orthopaedic Association undergraduate workshop (Flinders University representative)
  • 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
Karthik Badrinath