Dr. Stephan Praet

Adj. Assoc. Prof. (UCRISE)

Sport & Exercise Physician

dr stephan praet

Comprehensive and state-of-the-art sports rehabilitation and exercise medicine services for all levels and all age categories to keep you active or regain your fitness after injury or illness



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Sport & Exercise Physician

Canberra, ACT & Dubai, UAE.

Dr. Stephan Praet is a Dutch Sport and Exercise Physician, with registration both in the Netherlands, Australia and Dubai (UAE). He is adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE).

From April 2015-September 2017 Dr. Praet worked at the Australian Institute of Sport. Dr. Praet now works in private practice for OCHRE Health, at the University of Canberra Health Hub, Bruce, ACT.

On a fortnightly basis he will be working as a visiting doctor for UPANDRUNNING Sports Medical Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Praet holds a PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Maastricht University, The Netherlands and he is a Fellow of the European Board of Sports Medicine (FEBSM) as well as the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP).


Practice Areas & Treatments


As a Sport and Exercise Physician Dr. Praet possesses specialist expertise in general medicine, orthopaedics, radiology and rehabilitation plus allied sport sciences including nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology and sports psychology.


Both at Ochre Medical Centre, Bruce, ACT and UPANDRUNNING Sports Medical Center, Dubai, UAE, Dr. Praet is offering the complete array of sports medicine services and tests to athletes with musculoskeletal injuries or concussion symptoms, those 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, as well as developing or high-performance athletes.

Australian residents will need a referral from a medical practitioner (e.g. your GP) if you wish to claim a Medicare rebate, as Medicare will not pay rebates without a valid referral. The referral needs to indicate the problem you are being referred for. You can also attend appointments without a referral but may not get any money refunded from Medicare.

Patients attending the UPANDRUNNING Sports Medical Center are advised to read the following insurance information.



Musculoskeletal Injuries & Concussion 

If you have encountered an injury or concussion over the weekend, you can request and book in an urgent appointment on Monday afternoon or Wednesday morning through our reception to assess your injury and organize medical imaging if needed…

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Exercise Medicine & Chronic Disease

Having a chronic disease or undergoing cancer treatment can not only be disabilitating, but also have a major impact on your general fitness level and well-being…

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Performance Management & Injury Prevention

Recurrent injuries and illnesses often result in lost training time and have been shown to impair performance in competitive and high-performance athletes…

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Pre-participation Screening

Are you over 35 years old, a current or previous smoker or overweight, but considering to start training for a sports event that definitely will push your borders? In that case or if you are unsure about your fitness level, it may be wise to undergo a physical examination and exercise stress test first…

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Executive Health Check-up & Screening

For those who believe that their health and well-being are the most valuable assets to live an active and productive lifestyle, you may benefit from the most comprehensive health check up and screening currently available. The health check-up involves an intake and extensive physical examination by a sport and exercise physician…

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