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How can a dietitian help?

At Northcare Physio our dietitian offers a multidisciplinary approach to overcome issues of co-morbidity. Our dietitians work closely with experienced exercise physiologists and physiotherapists to help with symptom management, and treat or control a range of diet related health issues such as arthritis, diabetes and obesity.

Diabetes

Diabetes is on the rise, yet most cases are preventable with healthy lifestyle changes. Some can even be reversed. Taking steps to prevent and control diabetes doesn’t mean living with limitation; it means eating a tasty, balanced diet that will also boost your energy and improve your mood. Our dietitians will help you to still take pleasure from your meals without feeling hungry or deprived. Working individually with patients to design meal algorithms, our dietitians and exercise physiologists highlight appropriate and realistic nutrition and exercise goals, and provide ongoing patient support, tailoring programs to meet patients’ lifestyle, motivation, and specific needs.

Weight management

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight requires a multidisciplinary team care that offers practical, realistic approach to lifestyle modifications. At Northcare Physio we provide the guidance, education and support required to ensure a sustainable approach to weight management.

Our dietitians and exercise physiologists work as team to help clients achieve personal health goals and improve wellbeing.

What to expect at your appointments?

At your first appointment our dietitians collect relevant information about your current health situation, any past medical history, your activity level and asks some general questions about your food habits. In your first session, there will also be questions about your diet and how you eat in a regular day. Collecting this information then allows our dietitians to provide personalised, accurate and effective suggestions that address your concerns.

At least one follow up session is highly recommended for better outcomes. This session is used to reinforce the provided education, as well as discussing the possible barriers to implement the suggestions provided in earlier sessions. Moreover, in most cases one session is too short to discuss all dietary aspects of presenting issue.

Dietitian services are available at our Salisbury Plain and Golden Grove clinics.