Physiotherapists honoured in Australia Day awards


We would like to congratulate Craig Purdam, FACP, and Adrian Rumore, APAM, who were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on Australia Day. Craig and Adrian have both contributed greatly to our profession and helped advance physiotherapy in Australia—their recognition is well deserved.

Mr Craig Robert Purdam

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division 
O'Connor ACT 2602
For service to sports administration, and to physiotherapy.

Australian Institute of Sport

  • Former Deputy Director, Athlete Services.
  • Head, Physical Therapies Department, 1982-2017.

Physiotherapist, Australian Men's Basketball Olympic Team

  • Sydney Olympic Games, 2000.
  • Atlanta Olympic Games, 1996.
  • Barcelona Olympic Games, 1992.
  • Seoul Olympic Games, 1988. 
  • Los Angeles, 1984.


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Canberra, since 2009.
  • Adjunct Professor, La Trobe University, Victoria, since 2018.
  • Former Member, Commonwealth Games Medical Commission.
  • Former Member, International Advisory Board, Physical Therapy in Sport journal.
  • Co-Author of a range of academic papers, 2000-2012.

Awards and recognition include 

  • Fellow, Australian College of Physiotherapists, 2009.
  • Australian Sports Medal, for long serving physiotherapist to the national teams, 2000.
  • Fellow, Sports Medicine Australia.

Mr Adrian John Rumore

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division 
Lyneham ACT 2602
For service to homeless youth, and to physiotherapy.

YouthCare Canberra (now Raw Potential)

  • Member, Friends of YouthCare Canberra, current.
  • Member, Carriage Program.
  • Board Member, 1987-2018.
  • Inaugural Management Committee Member, 1987.


  • Extended Scope and Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Emergency Department, The Canberra Hospital, since 2014.
  • Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association, since 1980.


  • Parishioner, St Michael's Catholic Church, Kaleen.