How Can Our Dietitian Help you?

A Dietitian is an allied health professional who is trained in food and nutrition science. Dietitians have extensive knowledge of the many roles diet can play in health and disease. One of the most important skills a dietitian has is the ability to translate scientific research and language into simple, practical advice that is individualised for each person.

A dietitian can help wide range population groups. The most common and obvious are those trying to lose weight or gain weight. However, there are many other areas where a dietitian can be a very useful source of information and guidance. Some of these include:

  • Individuals with Diabetes: this include Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes (a form of diabetes that may occur during pregnancy).
  • People experiencing gut issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)- this includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, chronic constipation/diarrhoea or Coeliac Disease.
  • Individuals with poor immune function, skin issues, low mood/energy levels which may be related to diet quality.
  • Individuals with osteoporosis or decreasing bone mineral density.
  • People suffering from pain related to Osteoarthritis which may currently be worsened by weight.
  • Assisting people by ensuring adequate cooking and food preparation skills to be able to provide good quality and delicious food!
  • Helping people to re-connect with their own body to assist with mindful eating and a more positive relationship with one’s body.

Your dietitian will collect lots of health and lifestyle-related information from you to ensure they know have plenty of knowledge, which helps them to tailor your personalised recommendations. One of the great aspects of including a dietitian in your health journey is the simple and practical strategies you will walk away with after each session and the accountability which can assist in keeping you on track to reaching your nutrition goals.

If you have any health concerns- big or small, that you think a dietitian could help you to manage, take the first step to improved health!

Sports & Spinal Dietitians:

 

Chelsea McCallum

Chelsea is passionate about empowering clients to transform their health and prevent chronic disease. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Chelsea has experience in a wide range of nutrition areas such as weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, irritable bowel syndrome, malnutrition and sports nutrition.

Ricki- Lee Driver

Ricki-lee is passionate about supporting and empowering clients to achieve their health-related goals. Since graduating with an Honours in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Ricki-lee has obtained experience across a variety of sectors including private hospitals, aged care facilities, private practice, and specialist teams. Ricki-lee applies a patient-centred approach to enable clients to overcome health barriers and facilitate diet and lifestyle independence.  Ricki-lee has special interests in adult and childhood obesity, bariatrics and disability.

Blaise Stewart

Blaise completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is an Accredited Practising Dietitian registered with the Dietitians Association of Australia. Blaise prides herself on developing individualised achievable goals to foster long term health behaviours using evidence-based nutrition science, advice and support. Blaise also has a keen interest in sports nutrition and can help athletes or everyday gym goers increase health as well as optimise their performance and recovery. Blaise can assist with: Chronic pain & Inflammation, Diabetes, Cardio Vascular Disease, Digestive Health, Adopting a Mediterranean Diet and Sports Nutrition.

Sally Livock

Sally has extensive experience in private practice having built a large private practice on the Sunshine Coast over the past 25 years. She has developed specialist skills in the management of Eating Disorders-working closely with CYHMS, EDOS and specialist teams, and Bariatrics –having worked as the dietitian in a large Bariatric practice for the past 15 years. Sally has also developed a client-centred counselling approach to the management of weight loss, diabetes, and chronic disease.

Contact your local Sports & Spinal to book in!