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Dietitian @ Bayside Physiotherapy/ Sports & Spinal

“Eat Well, Live Well”

Bayside Physiotherapy team have joined the Sports & Spinal family to continue to provide the Highest Quality Patient Care.

Our clinic is located at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, in the heart of Hervey Bay’s medical precinct. Your local Hervey Bay clinic is conveniently located near Kawungan, Scarness, Pialba, Dundowran, Torquay, Urangan, Eli Waters, Point Vernon, Wondunna and Nikenbah.

The Dietitian team are dedicated to helping patients achieve their health goals and providing the best possible level of care. Sports & Spinal’s Dietitian team will get to the source of your symptoms and work with you to address your nutrition/health goal; they will use nutrition information and education to help you achieve your goals. Our Dietitian team have a passion for making a healthy lifestyle not only achievable but also sustainable. As Accredited Practicing Dietitians, our team are here to support you in every way.

Our Dietitian’s areas of expertise include:
Eating Disorders, Weight Loss/Gain, Bariatric Surgery, Type 1/2 Diabetes, Food Allergies/Intolerances, Digestive Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Coeliac Disease, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Women’s Health, Pregnancy + Lactation, Fatty Liver Disease, Anemia, PCOS and Heart Disease.

Our clinic features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. We’re NDIS registered, and Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims are available. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. Modern, clean and inviting, your local Hervey Bay practice is popular amongst residents looking for Dietetics as well as Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Podiatry, Exercise Physiology, Hydrotherapy and Remedial Massage.

Our Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) are fully qualified, university-trained food and nutrition experts.
Sports & Spinal’s Dietitian team will help you achieve your health-focused goal and assist with helping you achieve optimal nutrition.
The team will explain the science behind food and provide a detailed nutrition plan to assist you in your short or long term goals. Our goal is to work with you to set your own goals and develop practical strategies to implement in everyday life; we can help make fundamental changes to each lifestyle. Whatever your food and nutrition concerns are, we are here to offer you support.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a relatively common condition that affects approximately 20% of Australian. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) refers to a collection of symptoms including diarrhoea and/or constipation as well as accompanying symptoms such as bloating and abdominal pain. The cause of IBS is not known, but several factors appear to worsen symptoms. These can include some of the foods we eat, stress or an infection.

Our dietitians believe that many different food & lifestyle factors can trigger gut symptoms, our job is to work with you to help identify which strategies are right for you. Diet plays a significant role in managing IBS as we can modify the diet to identify any “trigger” foods which may make IBS symptoms worse. Our Dietitian will help you start eliminating foods, and you may be expected to follow the low FODMAP Dietitian as well as following lactose-free, wheat-free, gluten-free or dairy-free diets. The low FODMAP diet is used in the short term to establish which foods, if any, are triggers for your IBS symptoms. A strict elimination period of around 2-6 weeks is indicated for most IBS sufferers, at which point foods will be reintroduced to determine your triggers.

Our dietitians have a particular interest in the FODMAP diet and would love to help you to minimise your IBS symptoms to limit the impact they are having on your life! We also ensure that you are eating a healthy variety of foods and not missing out on any essential nutrients.

Losing weight is a confusing task in today’s world! There is so much information available on different food products, what we should & shouldn’t eat and what new diet is taking over as the latest craze. It is important not to put your body in harm’s way and to ensure you are only taking on advice which is evidence-based and accurate. Achieving a healthy weight is important to reduce your risk of many co-morbidities such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease etc. It is also important to make sure you do so in a healthy way by making small, sustainable changes to your diet and lifestyle. Our dietitians can help you to set achievable goals and work with you to determine strategies which are going to work for you!

Our Dietitians can help by:

  • Ideas for meal and snack ideas
  • Meal planning and food preparation tips 
  • How to identify nutritional labels on foods
  • Identifying and reducing times when you eat for reasons other than hunger
  • Decreasing the frequency that you eat past fullness 
  • Learning to better listen to your hunger and fullness cues
  • Suggestions for balancing meals with foods that will nourish your body
  • Normalising your eating so you can still enjoy foods you love! 
  • Finding movement and activities, you enjoy for fun and to improve your fitness

Our Dietitians are able to help with monitoring and managing diabetes.  Diet is a major component which has a very big impact on your short- and long-term diabetes management. Knowing what type of diet and lifestyle can help in the prevention and management of diabetes is essential for those who are at risk of this condition.

Our team of dietitians are passionate about using the latest research to develop innovative, effective approaches that actually work. There is a lot of information available about your diet which makes it crucial to ensure you are getting reliable and accurate information to enhance your health!

Meet the Dietitian team @ Hervey Bay

For more information or to Book Now click on the clinician’s profile below:

Rachael Gilholm

Dietitian

Rachael Gilholm is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sunshine Coast. Since graduation, Rachael has had experience in working within both public hospitals and within the community setting. Rachael is very excited to be transitioning into the private practice space. Rachael is passionate about supporting individuals to reach their health and nutrition goals. Rachael prides herself on optimizing an individual’s health and wellbeing through nutrition therapy and understands that food and nutrition mean so much more than just what we eat. Food brings people together and joy into our lives and for that reason, Rachael aims to work with our clients to make realistic and sustainable changes. Rachael has a special interest in, overweight and obesity, chronic disease management and Women’s health.

In Rachael’s spare time she enjoys going for hikes, spending time with her puppy, going to the markets and having a cheese platter accompanied with some wine.

Rachel is available for Dietitian appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

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Our clinic can be found at 9/13 Medical Place Urraween, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655

Parking @ Hervey Bay

There is parking located out the front.

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