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Dr Adam Castricum

Sport and Exercise Physician

MB BS (Monash) FACSEP MSpM(Res) GAICD

 
 

Adam is passionate about sport and exercise and takes great satisfaction out of helping all members of the community across all stages of life achieve their goals in a safe, enjoyable and healthy fashion whether they are elite athletes or simply inactive patients wishing to get active and lead a healthier, more rewarding life.

In March 2021, Adam and his young family took the plunge across the ditch for a skichange to join the Sarah Beable and the Axis team in Queenstown after twenty years training and setting up specialist practise in his hometown Melbourne at the world renowned tertiary Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, where he was Head of the Medical Department for the last 10 years.

Adam became a Fellow with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) in 2008 after successfully completing 6 years of training in Melbourne and Sydney. Soon after, he was appointed Chief Medical Officer for Athletics Australia and headed up the medical team for the successful Australian Track and Field team at both the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games. From 2014-2017 he worked with the excellent medical and conditioning team at Hawthorn Football Club, with the highlight being the 2014 and 2015 Premierships.

In 2015, Adam started his 6 year term on the ACSEP Board as Vice President sitting on the Continuing Professional Development and Practice Accreditation Committees. In 2016, Adam was elected President of ACSEP and held this post for three years until early 2019.  As President, Adam also sat on the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) and strongly advocated for equality and diversity, improving indigenous, regional and remote health outcomes, as well as doctors mental health and making specialist Sport and Exercise Medical care accessible to all members of the community. Adam continues much of this work as one the Health Champions of Change Coalition members and also mentors indigenous doctors on the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) mentorship program. He continues to be actively involved in teaching of ACSEP Registrars and Chairs the ACSEP Exercise is Medicine and Mental Health Working Groups.

Adam’s professional areas of interest include athletics, all codes of football, triathlon, alpine skiing, exercise prescription and management of lower limb injuries, including osteoarthritis and stress fractures, adolescent injuries, fatigue in athletes and exercise induced asthma, on which he completed his Masters Research in 2008. Adam also performs ultrasound-guided interventions, which will be a new service for Axis Sports Medicine Specialists in Queenstown.

Adam enjoys trail running, mountain biking, tennis, skiing and hiking and is looking forward to exploring everything Aotearoa has to offer with his young family.

 
 

Team Involvement and Achievements:

 

Past

  • Ironman World Championships, Event Doctor Medical Tent, Kona, Hawaii, USA (2019)
  • Hawthorn AFL Football Club (2014 – 2017)
  • Athletics Australia - Chief Medical Officer (2008 - 2016)
  • Australian Athletics Team
    • Olympics
  • London, UK (2012)
  • Rio, Brazil (2016)
    • World Championships
      • Beijing, China (2015)
      • Daegu, Korea (2011)
      • Berlin, Germany (2009)
    • Commonwealth Games
      • Glasgow (2014)
      • Delhi, India (2010)
  • Australian Junior Athletics Team
    • World Junior Championships, Bydgozcz, Poland (2008)
  • Melbourne Commonwealth Games
    • Athletics Competition Chief Medical Officer (2006)
  • Australian Youth Athletics Team (2005-2008)
    • World Youth Championships
      • Ostrava, Czech Republic (2007)
      • Marrakech, Morocco (2005)
  • Bendigo Bombers VFL / Essendon AFL Club (2008)
  • Sydney Swans AFL Football Club (2006)
  • NSW/ACT AFL Academy Medical Officer (2006)
  • Sydney University Rugby Union team (2005)
  • Australian U21 Rugby Union Team, World Cup, Scotland (2004)
  • Williamstown VFL / Collingwood AFL Football Club (2003)
  • Collingwood AFL Football Club (2003)
  • World Masters Games, Melbourne (2002)

 

 

Other team members:

 

Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Craig Panther

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Sarah Beable

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Simon Kim

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Noah Whitehead

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Julie Shamlaye

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Simon Baker

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Colleen Winstanley

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Amitesh Kumar

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Hannah Crosswell

Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)

Dane Baker

Performance Dietitian

Mr Rob Elliott

Orthopaedic Surgeon