People

Professor. Craig Purdam (Australia)

Professor. Craig Purdam (Australia)

Deputy Director, Athlete Services and Head of Physiotherapy, Australian Institute of Sport

  • Craig Purdam is the Deputy Director of Athlete Services and the Head of Physical Therapies at the Australian Institute of Sport.

  • Craig Purdam has worked as a clinician in elite sport for over 30 years and has been a physiotherapist to five Olympic Games (1984-2000) and a longstanding physiotherapist to the Australian National Men’s Basketball team over that period. He has also had other associations with the Australian national swimming, track and field and rowing teams.

  • He was awarded the Australian Sports medal in 2000 and in 2009 was appointed an adjunct Professor to the University of Canberra.

  • His undergraduate qualification was gained in 1975, a postgraduate diploma in Sports in 1992, a Master’s in Sports in 2000. He was awarded specialist status in Sports Physiotherapy through Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009.

  • Craig Purdam’s major clinical and research interests are in the fields of tendinopathy, chronic hamstring injury and tissue loading, adaptation and healing mechanisms. He has co-authored around twenty one scientific papers on tendinopathy research during the period of 2000-2012.

Find out more