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Dr Adam Castricum

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Sport & Exercise Physician
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MBBS, FACSEP, MSpM(Res)

Bio

Adam Castricum became a Fellow with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians in 2008 after successfully completing 6 years of training in Melbourne and Sydney. He was appointed Chief Medical Officer for Athletics Australia soon after and headed up the medical team for the successful Australian Track and Field team at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and 2010 Delhi and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In 2014, he joined the excellent medical and conditioning team at Hawthorn Football Club. In 2015, he joined the ACSP Board as Vice President, sitting on the Continuing Professional Development and Accreditation Committees. In 2016 he was elected President of the newly named Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP).

His professional areas of interest include athletics, all codes of football, alpine skiing, lower limb injuries, exercise prescription, adolescent injuries, fatigue in athletes and exercise induced asthma, on which he completed his Masters Research in 2008.

He also performs interventions including ultrasound-guided injections, extracorporeal shock wave therapy and iontophoresis.

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Qualifications

2009
Masters of Sports Medicine by Research (MSpM(Res)), Melbourne University
2008
Fellow of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP)
1998
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Monash University

Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations

Career Highlights

  • 2009
    World Athletics Championships in Berlin – the best result by an Australian Team at a Major Championship, including the remarkable pole vault gold medal to Steve Hooker in the most extraordinary circumstances.
  • 2014 – 2015
    Hawthorn Premierships – a wonderful team effort in the face of numerous on and off-field challenges from a great club.
  • 2012
    London Olympic Games with Sally Pearson adding Olympic Gold to her World Championship for the 100m hurdles, and the belated and well deserved Gold medal to Jared Tallent in the 50km walk, with Mitch Watt picking up a silver medal in the long jump.

Teams:

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

Masters by Research, Centre for Health and Exercise Medicine, (CHESM) University of Melbourne: "The role of Bronchial Provocation Challenge Tests in the diagnosis of Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction in Elite Swimmers."
"Overuse injuries in Australian Rules Football", Castricum et al; Medicine Today 2007, Vol 8, No 8: 55-58
"The role of the bronchial provocation challenge tests in the diagnosis of exercise induced bronchoconstriction in elite swimmers", Castricum et al; British Journal of Sports Medicine 2010 44: 736-740

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