Dr Stephan Praet

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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 the complete array of sports medicine services and tests to ACT or NSW residents. He helps patients with musculoskeletal injuries or concussion symptom; 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 sport 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 sport 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)

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

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