Dietitian

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Feel like you need someone to help you balance your diet and live a healthier lifestyle? SportsTec Clinic employs an accredited practising dietitian who is at your disposal to schedule a consultation and hear about the nutrition-related issues you are looking to resolve. They will assess your current physical condition and recommend necessary tests you need to undergo in order to provide the most accurate diagnosis and come up with the best meal plan.

But our work doesn’t end here – our dietitian is there for you every step of the way in case you have any concerns or additional questions as you start with your diet. You won’t be in this alone as we will continually track your progress to make sure you are achieving the milestones that we set together.

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WHY IS NUTRITION IMPORTANT?

Nutrition plays a vital role in providing our bodies with the energy it needs to cope with day to day living. Without a balanced diet, our bodies go into disharmony and can lead to certain lifestyle diseases (otherwise known as non-communicable diseases).

In recent times, the number of people suffering from chronic lifestyle diseases has increased. These diseases are caused by a prolonged period of little physical activity and an unhealthy diet, often high in saturated fat and low in fibre. Lifestyle diseases include but are not limited to: type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, obesity and some cancers. Unfortunately, the number of premature deaths related to lifestyle disease is also on the rise.

For athletes, nutrition is a key element for performance. It’s all about balance. If you are not providing your body with adequate nutrition from quality food sources, this can lead to fatigue, injuries and poor performance.

To help improve your diet, book an appointment with an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).

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WHAT IS AN ACCREDITED PRACTISING DIETITIAN?

A dietitian is university-trained (minimum of 4 years) and qualified to provide individualised medical nutrition advice. Here at SportsTec Clinic, we employ certified dietitians who have participated in a minimum of 20 weeks of supervised training and are regulated by the governing body, the Dietitians Association of Australia. Using up-to-date evidence, an APD can formulate a personalised plan that suits your lifestyle and needs.

WHO SHOULD SEE A DIETITIAN?

Anyone can see a dietitian in Canberra, whether it is to manage a medically diagnosed disease such as diabetes or simply to get some tips on how to eat a more balanced diet. Everyone has different nutritional needs and, therefore, our goal is to provide advice that will be tailored to your lifestyle.

At SportsTec Clinic, our accredited practising dietician can assist you with the management of:

Diabetes
Obesity
High cholesterol
Gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and coeliac disease
Weight loss/management
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Vegetarians/vegans
Healthy eating
Iron deficiency anaemia

IS IT COVERED BY HEALTH INSURANCE?

Yes, it is. However, it is best to check with your health fund prior to the appointment to ensure you have the appropriate amount of coverage.

We believe that by taking into consideration a nutritionist’s advice so early in the process, all recommendations related to exercising that follow will be much more accurate and effective. Once we have all the information about you, we will have a clearer picture of the results that you can expect and how long it will take you to achieve them. We strive to be honest and set realistic goals so that we can achieve the little milestones that keep your spirits up much faster.