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We offer a wide range of Dietetic and Exercise Physiology consultancy services. Please click on the links below to view more details about each service. And if you can't find one suitable to your needs, please contact us to customise a solution for you. Clinic locations are under the locations tab on the top right of the page. Home visits can be arranged on request however they are limited to out-of-work hours only, excluding Sunday. Phone consultations and other electronic consulting means are available, however usually I prefer at least one face-to-face consultation initially. Please contact me if you would like further information about this.

Weight Management

Sustainable weight loss, achieved through a structured, supervised program. One on one accountability and regular appointment scheduling.  Length of program will vary depending on your desired weight loss. Programs have a discounted rate for consultations, private health rebates apply.  


 Nutrition & Dietetic Consultations

Accredited Practising Dieticians (APDs) are trained to assess nutritional needs. They also assist people to manage health conditions and diseases using food as Medical Nutrition Therapy. APDs help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerance’s, disordered eating as well as overweight and obesity.


 Exercise Physiology & Injury Rehabilitation

An exercise physiologist is an Allied Health professional who specialises in the benefits of exercise to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat patients with a medical condition through exercise. Exercise physiologists are knowledgeable about the effects that exercise has on the musculoskeletal system, as well as on the cardiovascular and endocrine systems.  They can prescribe a course of exercises for either fitness or rehabilitation. Pilates may be recommended, also home based or gym based exercise routines.  They can also advise on behavioural modification programs.  Exercise physiologists can treat medical conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, asthma and cardiovascular diseases, as well as many other conditions.

 



Payment methods we accept 
We accept cash, credit cards and eftpos. We ask for payment to be made on the day of your consultation. 

Cancellation policy Please provide at least 24hrs notice should you need to cancel or change the day of your appointment. Failure to provide the required notice may result in the full cost of the scheduled appointment being charged.or.

Dietetics Consulting

Accredited Practising Dieticians (APDs) are trained to assess nutritional needs. They also assist people to manage health conditions and diseases using food as Medical Nutrition Therapy. APDs help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerances, disordered eating as well as overweight and obesity.

You may seek dietetic services for any of the following:

        • Overweight and obesity
        • Diabetes
        • Cardiovascular disease
        • Cancer
        • Malnutrition and weight loss
        • Gastrointestinal disease
        • Renal disease
        • Eating disorders
        • Antenatal and postnatal nutrition
        • Sports Nutrition
        • Vegetarianism
        • Enteral and parenteral nutrition

or you may simply want a nutritional assessment performed to see how your dietary intake stacks up.

For these types of consultations, please bring your referral letter from your doctor (if you have one) and any relevant pathology. If you have kept a food diary prior to your appointment (not essential but certainly useful) then bring that along also. If you want a recommended iPhone app to record your intake, please use Easy Diet Diary as it integrates easily with my nutrient analysis software.

Individual Consultations

Initial consultation: $98.00

Extended Initial consultations (please allow at least one hour): $155

Review consultation: $60.00

Pension/Concession Rates are available. 

 

Rebates for part of the consultation fee are available through your private health fund's "extras" cover. Check with your provider for more details.

 

Medicare (Care Plan) Consultations

Bulk billing is available to patients with an eligible care plan through the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) scheme. Discuss your eligibility with your GP. Under the EPC scheme you can be entitled to a maximum of 5 bulk-billed sessions with your allied health professional.

DVA Gold Card Holder Consultations

All DVA gold card holders with an appropriate referral (D904) will incur no charge for dietetic consultations. This excludes residents classified as high care in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Private Health Rebates

If you have appropriate extras cover, you can claim a rebate from your private health insurance for dietetic consultations. The value of the rebate and how many appointments that are covered is based on your level of cover. Please discuss this with you health fund if you are unsure. HICAPS will be available in the near future.

Weight Management

 There are numerous benefits to successfully achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. There are many factors that can help make you more likely to succeed in the long term also. One of these is accountability and support. You might want weekly, fortnightly or monthly reviews with a Dietitian, or you may simply want a one off appointment to discuss the best plan for you. Sometimes individuals want a combination of dietitian and exercise physiology appointments to address both aspects of their weight loss. Costings are based on how many appointments you require, and for regular follow up, are priced at a discounted rate. If you would like to discuss this further or find out about prices and rebates, please just fill out the contact form, and ill get in touch with you.

A weight loss program should be structured to achieve no more than 1-2% of your body weight per week. For most individuals this will be approximately 1-2kg per week. This can be achieved through a healthy eating plan and/or  increased activity levels. Each individual is unique in what works for them and what suits their lifestyle. A change in lifestyle needs to be sustainable in the long term, so that a weight loss/gain cycle doesn't occur over time. A Realistic timeline for weight loss targets are as follows:

 

Desired weight loss

Estimated timeline

 

5-10kg <3 months  
12-20kg 4-6months  
25+ kg >9months  

 If you are considering starting a weight loss program, you should speak to your GP if you have any or are taking medication related to any of the following conditions: 

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease, angina or cardiac arrhythmia
  • Eating disorder
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Thyroid disease
  • Depression
  • Gall bladder problems such as gallstones
  • Gout

 

If you would like to read more information regarding weight management, i would recommend accessing the Better Health Channel article on Weight Management and also their pointers regarding some common misconceptions about weight loss.

Other great resources are available on the sites listed in the links section at the top of this page.  

 

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Exercise physiologists are 4-year university qualified allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. EPs provide physical activity and behaviour change support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depressions, cancer, arthritis, COPD and many more.

ESSA provides the national accreditation program for exercise physiologists. Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) are recognised as allied health professionals and are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, WorkCover and have recognition among a number of health insurers. 

You might see an AEP to help you:

  • overcome persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
  • improve your heart health
  • rehabilitate following a cardiac event
  • control your diabetes
  • prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to full diabetes
  • improve your recovery following cancer treatment
  • improve your general health and wellbeing.


AEPs also provide training in safe manual handling; perform functional assessments; carry out sub-maximal and maximal fitness tests; perform body composition tests and musculoskeletal assessments; and provide lifestyle education to help people manage their health conditions.

About your appointment:

Unless otherwise stated, all AEP sessions are conducted on a one-to-one basis, may be land or water based and can involve other members of a care team if required (i.e. family/interpreter). 

Initial Assessments: are the first session conducted by an AEP of a client’s injury/condition. This appointment will be 30-60 minutes in duration.  An initial assessment may include:

• History taking

• Physical and bio-psycho-social assessment including risk assessment

• Goal setting and treatment plan

• Delivery of treatment/service

• Recording of clinical presentation (clinical note taking)

• Liaison/handover/collaboration/reporting with other medical and health professionals as required

The assessment and treatment goals should be consistent with the recorded history and client’s individual presentation. An AEP may choose to conduct an initial assessment more than once with the same client where there has been a lapse in treatment or an additional condition/injury is presented. 

Review Appointments: refers to a consultation conducted after the initial assessment. This appointment will be 30 minutes in duration. The review consultation may include:

• Re-assessment

• Delivery of treatment/service

• Recording of clinical presentation (clinical note taking)

• Ongoing review of goals and treatment plan

• Liaison/handover/collaboration/reporting with other medical and health professionals as required

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