About Dr William ‘Will’ Craddock

About Dr William ‘Will’ Craddock

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

Will started working at SportsMed Sunshine Coast on the Queensland Sunshine Coast in April, 2017. He is the first full-time Sport and Exercise Physician working on the Sunshine Coast since 2009.

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.


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

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

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 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 injury.

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


“Characterisation of a Simple Method of Platelet-rich Plasma Production and Activation with Autologous Thrombin” (submitted, American Journal of Sports Medicine)

“MRI Scanning of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in Flexion” (Epub ahead of print March, 2018, 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









Plantar Fasciitis

Patellar Tendinoapathy

Achillles Tendinopathy and Enthesopathy

Achilles Paratenonitis

Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Therapy (ESWT)

US Guided Injection

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)/Preparation Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF)


Mesenchymal Stem Cells