Will is a Specialist Sport and Exercise Physician (Consultant Specialist Sports Doctor) who has completed his training on the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) Specialist Training Program

 
Dr Will Craddock

Dr Will Craddock

Will is the first full-time Sport and Exercise Physician working on the  Sunshine Coast since 2009. He has been practicing at SportsMed Sunshine Coast since it opened in April, 2017.

Will graduated from the University of Sydney in 1997 and started work in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2006 after working for five years at registrar level in Sydney and regional New South Wales, Australia, and London, England, in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Qualifications

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
University of Sydney, Australia, 1997

FACSEP (Fellow of Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians), 2018

 

 

Team associations

2018-current
Australian Cycling Academy (ACA) Team Doctor

2018
Bennelong Swisswellness Team Doctor

2017
IsoWhey Sports Swisswellness Team Doctor

2016 - 2017
AMR Renault Racing Team Doctor

2013
Greater Western Sydney Giants Football Club (AFL) Club Doctor

2011-2012
Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Club Doctor, Sydney NSW

2010
Sydney Swans Football Club (AFL) Assistant Doctor

2009
Hawthorn Football Club (AFL) Assistant Doctor and Box Hill Hawks (VFL) Club Doctor

2007-2008
NSW/ACT AFL Program Doctor

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2006-2008
Sydney Swans Football Club (AFL) Assistant Doctor

2006
Australian Schools Rugby Union Team Doctor

2006
Northern Suburbs Rugby Union Club Doctor, Sydney NSW

2005
Warringah Rugby Union Club Doctor, Sydney NSW

Major Event Coverage

November, 2009
World Cup Track Cycling, Melbourne, Event Doctor
Kona 24 Hour (MTB), Event Doctor

December, 2009
Revolution 5 (Track Cycling), Melbourne, Event Doctor

2017-2018
Ironman Oceania
Noosa and Mooloolaba Triathlons, Event Doctor
Noosa Marathon, Event Lead Doctor

April, 2018
XXI Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Track Cycling, Boxing, Closing Ceremony, and Athlete Village Polyclinic Doctor

 
 

Professional INterests

Working with both elite and recreational athletes to help them to return to sport from injury.

Exercise and dietary manipulation in the treatment of overweight, obesity, and chronic disease including metabolic syndrome and osteoarthritis

Medical treatment of osteoarthritis and tendinopathy.

Ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment, through the guidance of injection therapies, of musculoskeletal injuries.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Autologous Conditioned Serum (ACS, Orthokine), and Autologous Tenocytes (Ortho-ATI) in the treatment of joint, muscle, and tendon injury.


RESEARCH

"Characterisation of a simple method of platelet-rich plasma production and activation with autologous thrombin" (submitted, American Journal of Sports Medicine)

"Magnetic resonance imaging of the posterior cruciate ligament in flexion" (article in press, The Knee)


Personal sporting interests

Mountain Biking

Road Cycling - Road and Criterium Racing, qualified for Gran Fondo UCI World Championships in Albi, France (August, 2017)

Alpine Skiing


Contact Dr Will Craddock on 07 5493 8038 to make an appointment.