Dulan Kodikara


Dulan is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) titled specialist Sports Physiotherapist, an academic, PhD Scholar (current) and a highly skilled clinician with well over 13 years of experience.

Dulan has a Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy (2012) from University of South Australia (UniSA). Back in 2010, he had a training Fellowship with the Dutch (Netherlands) Olympic and Soccer Medical Teams. Dulan has great interest and passion for Research and his Research areas of interest are Cricket injuries. He firmly followed his passion and interest for Research - subsequently he is now into completing his PhD from Federation University, Australia on “Head, Neck, Facial and Dental injuries in Australian Community Cricket”. Dulan has been successful in getting his research published recently in one of the prestigious International Journals - Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS), referenced below.

Dulan has predominantly worked in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy. He currently works as the Founder and lead Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist for “De Power Physio Sports & Spine”. He is also a part of Sports Science and Sports Medicine (SSSM) team of Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia and has strong ties with various elite sports. In addition to this, Dulan is an Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) Level 1 Certified S & C coach. Having an in depth understanding of injuries and its impact on person, Dulan has become a strong advocate of injury risk minimization and prevention strategies which he believes is a significant component of management of injuries.

Besides having great skills and qualifications, Dulan is a person who has a service attitude and always ready to give back to the community. Being a part of AAPTA team and serving APC candidates selflessly since his completion of his own APC journey is just one example for his commitment to the community. Dulan is a great mentor with exceptional communication, teaching, feedback and presentation skills. AAPTA is so fortunate to have him in the team who has such high credentials yet very humble.

Research publications: Kodikara, D.; Plumb, M.S.; Twomey, D. A decade of head, neck and facial cricket injury hospitalisations in Victoria, Australia: From 2007/08 to 2016/17. J Sci Med Sport. 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2020.06.010 (article in press)