Dr. Karthikeyan has his Major in Neuro Physiotherapy. At the beginning of his career he worked as Senior Physiotherapist at Indrapratha Apollo Hospital for 2 years.He competed M.Phil from Northumbria University, Newcastle in 2010.He worked as Research Physiotherapist from 2004 before he joined the school of sports and exercise sciences at the university of Kent, United Kingdom in May 2014. He is also working as honorary research associate in Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University.
He spoke at length about various possibilities in research for physiotherapists. Dr Karthikeyan encouraged students of physiotherapy on 7th may 2018 at SGT University to pursue careers in research physiotherapy and discussed numerous job opportunities after completing their basic education in Physiotherapy.