Seeking nutritional guidance that is backed with research is your best chance to fulfilling long term changes and disease management.
What is Dietetics?
Dietitians are specially trained in food and nutrition. They provide guidance about how to appropriately manage diets and nutrition for people who may be affected by health conditions such as diabetes, overweight and obesity, cancer, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases and food allergies. A dietitian can help people maintain their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic disease.
What do we use in dietetics to help you?
Medical nutrition therapy
Working with patients to assess their health and nutritional needs and to assist them to manage their medical condition and symptoms via the use of a specifically tailored nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Formulating specific guides and structure to your daily and weekly meals which are very targeted to improve your condition or reach your goals.
Collaborating with your GP with pathology results
Understanding how your body is performing down to a cellular level allowing a better understanding of your needs.
You and your goals and tastes!
There is no value in formulating the perfect meal plan with food choices that you just don’t like. Finding out what you like and marrying that into a management plan that is achievable.
Teaching you about the value of certain foods and food groups and how they can help your condition or help you to reach your goal.
What can I expect during my first consultation?
Your first consultation will take approximately 45 minutes.
We extensively investigate your health history and place the pieces of the puzzle together with the best-matched nutrition choices for you.
Our approach allows us to thoroughly gain a clinical picture of you and your history and gain insight into your condition.
We talk to you and devise the most appropriate treatment plan.
We regularly communicate with your other healthcare providers allowing a multi-dimensional approach to your care optimizing your health and wellbeing.We use many tests and movements as past of our examination. This allows us to gain further clues into your clinical picture…. ensuring we have all the information and can formulate the best path to health for you.
Which conditions does dietetics best help?
Everything related to nutrition.
We may be able to provide help for:
- A newly diagnosed chronic disease
- Signs that a chronic illness is not being managed such as increased Hba1c levels in diabetes
- Significant weight change
- Recent poor food intake, poor appetite, or difficulty preparing or eating food
- Changes in medication
- Periodic reviews of medical nutrition therapy.
Which conditions can’t we help?
There may be a time that your dietician will refer you immediately to your doctor.
We are trained practitioners and fully understand what we can and can not treat. If we detect a condition that requires medical attention, we will refer you promptly.
Want to see our Dietitian?
To book an appointment in Chelsea Heights, you can book online or you can call us on (03) 9773 8085.
If you’re a private health insurance holder, ask our reception team whether you’re eligible to receive a subsidized consultation price.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us! We are here to help 🙂