Dietitian at Bounce Health Group

What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?

Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are recognised professionals with the qualifications and skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice. They know about food and health and can help you sort through the maze of nutrition information.

How can a Dietitian help you?

APDs are qualified to advise individuals and groups on nutrition related matters. They also have clinical training to modify diets to treat a number of health concerns. Types of problems that our dietitian can assist with include:

Diet & Chronic Disease 

Diet has been linked to a number of chronic diseases. Seeing a dietitian can help equip you with the tools to prevent the risk of diagnosis or manage an existing condition through tailored evidence based nutrition advise. Some conditions may include:

  • Diabetes management
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Weight Management (weight loss & weight gain)

Whatever your weight goal may be exercise and nutrition can play a major role in helping you achieve your desired body composition goals. Using evidence based practice to tailor a nutrition plan to suit your lifestyle that is balanced and sustainable to help achieve your weight goals long term.  Pre and post bariatric surgery management is also available.

Gastrointestinal Conditions (Gut Health, IBS, Coeliac Disease)

If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms such as: bloating, irregular bowel habits or gut upset a dietitian can help manage your symptoms evidence based protocols to help identify triggers and generate a plan to minimise avoidances.

Sports Performance in children & adults

Sports Dietitians have detailed knowledge and experience to help active people with the best nutrition advice to reach peak performance. Some of the areas they advise on are:

  • fuelling strategies based on gender, age & training loads
  • enhanced recovery
  • body composition goals
  • competition preparation
  • reduce risk of illness and injury, as well as return to play and rehab nutrition
  • managing gastrointestinal discomfort during activity
  • energy optimisation and reduction of 'burnout'
  • improved concentration, mood and motivation
  • nutrition education & healthy eating principles
  • managing disordered eating  behaviours
  • appropriate use of ergogenic aids and dietary supplements

When to refer to a Bounce Dietitian?

There are many conditions in which a nutritional intervention may be useful. Consider the service of a Dietitian if your client presents with possible nutrition related problems such as fatigue, weight management, gastrointestinal disturbances, reduced immune function, impaired blood glucose control, reduced healing capacity and food intolerances or allergies. A sports Dietitian can also assist in additional areas or conditions that may arise amongst athletes such as female athlete triad syndrome, increased incidence of injuries, making weight, stress fractures and optimizing performance.

Our Bounce dietitians work alongside our physiotherapists and exercise physiologists to provide patients with a complete care plan to ensure an optimal outcome.

How to book?

Book online to see our Dietitian Emma Fielding at Blackburn, working every Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon. Or call reception on 1300 855 442 (option 2 for Blackburn).

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