Stephen pennisi - exercise physiologist

BSpExSc, BExPhysio(Clinical), Clinical Densitometrist

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Stephen is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who specialises in musculoskeletal/orthopaedic injuries and managing chronic diseases.  He utilises the Duel Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) body composition analysis and bone mineral density testing and is currently completing further study in radiation.  

Stephen provides a comprehensive breakdown of body composition to body fat percentage, lean mass, FMI, LMI, visceral adipose tissue, muscle imbalances and bone mineral density. Combining this gold standard technology with Stephen’s experience allow for evidence based rehabilitation outcomes specially designed to meet patients health requirements.


Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy which has been clinically demonstrated to repair/restore: 

  • Calcification; Achilles tendonitis (tendinopathy);
  • Low back pain Medial epicondylitis;
  • Patellar tendinopathy;
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis (shoulder pain);
  • Spinal cord injury;
  • Stress fractures;
  • Sub acromial impingement syndrome;
  • Other Musculoskeletal indications (calcaneal spur, hammer toe, tenosynovitis of the ankle, tibialis tendonitis)

Special Interests

  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Chronic lower back & joint pain
  • Osteoporosis/osteopenia/osteoarthritis
  • Cardiac rehabilitation & heart disease (high cholesterol, dyslipidemia, high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes, pre-diabetes & PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Neuromuscular disease Depression/anxiety/PTSD
  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical)
  • Clinical Densitometry