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Dr Luke Kelly, Biomechanist for Cricket Australia

Dr Luke Kelly, Biomechanist for Cricket AustraliaDr Luke Kelly has over 15 years of experience helping people with pain due to musculoskeletal injury and chronic health conditions. He has completed a PhD and is actively involved in research that attempts to improve our understanding and management of common foot conditions, such as plantar heel pain, foot osteoarthritis and children’s sporting injuries.

Luke is a national board member for the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and a member of the Sports Medicine Australia Conference Scientific Committee. He was the Podiatry service coordinator for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 and has previously provided expertise for a number of national and international professional sporting organisations, including Cricket Australia, the Qatar National Football Team and Paris St Germain Football Club. He is currently the biomechanics consultant to Cricket Australia.

Specific areas of clinical and research interest:

  • Plantar heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Calcaneal apophysitis (heel pain in children)
  • Management of painful foot osteoarthritis
  • Child and adolescent sporting injuries
  • Tendon injuries of the foot and leg

Luke is also a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. His research has been published widely in sports medicine and science journals and he is regularly invited to present his research and deliver clinical workshops, both within Australia and internationally. A summary of Luke’s research can be found here.

Luke has been actively involved in sport his entire life, and alongside his wife, enjoys sharing this passion with their four children.