Dr Stephan Praet

Dr Stephan Praet

Dr Stephan Praet

MD, PhD, FEBSM, FACSEP

Dr Praet is a Dutch sport and exercise physician, with dual registration in the Netherlands and Australia.

From April 2015 to September 2017, Dr Praet worked at the Australian Institute of Sport. He holds a PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Maastricht University, The Netherlands and is a Fellow of the European Board of Sports Medicine (FEBSM) as well as the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP).

Dr Praet offers a complete array of sports medicine services and tests to ACT or NSW residents. He helps patients with musculoskeletal injuries or concussion symptoms; who are intolerant to exercise due to a chronic disease or cancer treatment; those seeking a pre-participation screening before starting high-intensity or competitive sports activities; and as developing or high-performance athletes.

As a Sport & Exercise Physician, Dr Praet possesses specialist expertise in general medicine, orthopaedics, radiology & rehabilitation plus allied sports sciences including nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology & sports psychology. Dr Praet also has a special interest in (neural) prolotherapy through Lyftogt Perineural Injection Treatment (P.I.T.) to treat chronic myofascial (nerve) pain, osteoarthritis, tendinopathies, ligament injuries & TMJ-dysfunction.

Dr Praet has a strong scientific background and has co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He has been involved in a wide array of research projects on the clinical application of exercise testing and exercise prescription in Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, Cancer cachexia and Mitochondrial myopathy patients.

Please note that a referral from a GP is required in order for you to be eligible for a Medicare rebate.


Specialty interest areas

  • Running injuries to the foot, lower limb, groin, pelvis and lower back
  • Concussion management
  • Bone stress injuries and Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome (RED-S)
  • Sports nutrition and Nutraceuticals
  • Medical imaging and treatment of Tendinopathies
  • Treatment of Myofascial trigger points, and Lyftogt P.I.T. (neuro)prolotherapy (dextrose injections) for chronic myofascial (nerve) pain, osteoarthritis, ligament injuries and TMJ dysfunction
  • Muscle deconditioning and exercise prescription in chronic illnesses, such as cancer, heart failure, COPD, Long COVID-19, mitochondrial myopathies and type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment, heart rate variability and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET)

Available for appointments

Dr Praet does not take general practice appointments.
He is available as a sport and exercise physician.


Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

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