SPORTS & SPINAL KAWANA

dietitian services

Kawana

K1 Building, Level 3, Suite14/16 Innovation PkwyBirtinya QLD 4575

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Kawana Sports & Spinal is located off Kawana Way and only a short distance from the new Sunshine Coast hospital precinct, conveniently located near Brightwater, Currimundi, Wurtulla and Birtinya.

Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD’s) are experts in food and nutrition. Qualification requires a minimum four-year tertiary degree and certification by Dietitians Australia. Dietitians use evidence-based research and their thorough understanding of human metabolism to help clients navigate their nutrition needs.

With the endless supply of online nutrition information, it can be challenging to determine which diet is best for you. Dietitians offer individualised advice and can help translate the latest evidence into practical steps to guide you in the right direction toward better health.

Dietitians offer individualised advice and can help translate the latest evidence into practical steps to guide you in the right direction toward better health.

Kawana Sports & Spinal is NDIS registered and accepts Medicare rebates and HICAPS health fund claims. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are also available for payment. 

HOW WE CAN HELP

 Introduction & Goal Setting
The first session is designed to learn more about you, your lifestyle, and what you want to achieve. Our dietitians will work with you to set clear, measurable goals to help determine the best possible treatment plan to get results.

Education
Our dietitians will give you the knowledge and understanding to take charge of your health. They can explain the link between dietary patterns and health outcomes and allow you the confidence to make changes now and in the future.

Plan
At the end of the consult, you will receive specific dietary strategies to help get you started toward your goal. Recommended time frames for reviews vary between fortnightly and monthly consults. A minimum of 2-3 review consults are often required to ensure you receive the opportunity to explore any challenges and adjust the plan as needed. Our dietitians strive to ensure you feel supported and confident throughout your journey.

Are you stuck in the ‘dieting cycle’? Are you constantly switching between phases of weight gain, weight loss, and simply getting nowhere?
Our dietitians take the time to understand your situation – your goals, lifestyle, social and medical history to tailor advice to suit you. Our dietitians can help you to develop the knowledge and skills to improve your relationship with food, achieve a balanced lifestyle and empower you with the confidence to be your best, healthiest self.

Dietitians can provide education on the role of nutrition in managing diabetes and blood glucose levels. We take a holistic approach, taking into consideration different medications, physical activity, and lifestyle choices to provide you with the best treatment plan for your situation.

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 really known, but a number of factors appear to worsen symptoms. These can include some of the foods we eat, stress or an infection.

Whether you have a diagnosed food allergy or suspected food intolerance such as IBS, you may need to reduce or eliminate certain foods from your diet. Food intolerances can be particularly debilitating as the exact cause is often unclear and can often lead to overly restricted diets in fear of experiencing a flare-up. If you suspect you may have a food intolerance, a dietitian will conduct a detailed assessment of your medical history, diet and lifestyle to determine the likely cause of your symptoms. You will then be provided with the knowledge and personalised resources to confidently manage your health independently.

Diet plays a big role in managing IBS as we can modify the diet to identify any “trigger” foods that may make IBS symptoms worse. This process is called the FODMAP diet. 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 important nutrients.

The presence of 3 or more metabolic risk factors increases your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Risk factors include high cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood glucose and high blood pressure. While certain conditions are inherited, diet and lifestyle plays are major role in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis are characterised by intermittent flare-ups of abdominal pain, bloating, gas and diarrhoea. Over time, this can result in nutrient deficiencies as inflammation can block the absorption of essential nutrients in the intestine. While the cause of these conditions is still not well understood, dietitians can provide the latest evidence-based strategies to manage your flare-ups and support you in maintaining a healthy balanced diet.

Whether you’re looking to reduce your meat intake or go completely vegan, dietitians can help you navigate the expanding world of meat and dairy alternatives to ensure you are receiving the necessary nutrients on a plant-based diet.

If you or someone you love is experiencing an eating disorder, you can understand just how isolating and overwhelming it can be to live with this condition as it impacts many areas of a person’s life. Eating disorders are a complex mental illness but with the right treatment and support, full recovery is possible. Our dietitians can support you no matter what stage you are on your journey, whether you’re looking to learn more about your condition, explore your food fears and anxieties or are ready to set actionable goals toward regular eating.
Disordered eating on any level can often go unnoticed and be accepted as a normal part of today’s ‘diet culture’. There’s a common misconception that to have an eating disorder, you have to be extremely underweight, which is absolutely not true. Disordered eating can be present regardless of body shape, size, age or gender. If you ever experience a loss of control around food, engage in secretive or binge eating or struggle with poor body image, a dietitian can help you understand how these behaviours develop and work with you to build your confidence and improve your relationship with food.

Bariatric surgery is an effective tool to promote weight loss by reducing the size of your stomach capacity. It is essential that you receive the support of an experienced bariatric dietitian during your pre and post-surgery journey to ensure you are able to meet nutrient requirements. Our dietitians understand the different challenges you may face along the way and can help you to develop sustainable healthy eating habits long term.

Sports Dietitians provide individualised advice for athletes with various training intensities. Whether you’re looking to change body composition, run your first 10km or compete at a high-level sport, proper nutrition is an essential part of optimal performance. Sports Dietitians can provide advice on pre and post comp nutrition and recovery, hydration, supplementation and develop personalised meal plans.

OUR TEAM

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Caitlin Follett

Paediatric & Eating Disorder Dietitian

Caitlin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who completed her Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has spent many years working in private practice supporting her clients with a range of nutrition concerns across the coast. She has special interests in paediatric nutrition, and eating disorder management and regularly completes additional training and education in these areas of nutrition.

Caitlin has completed her Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics through the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and is a qualified SOS Feeding Therapist. Caitlin is passionate about supporting even the littlest of clients to develop life-long skills to support proper nutrition and develop a positive relationship with food. She works closely with clients, their families and carers and takes great pride in improving not just the client’s experience with food, but also helping the bigger support network along the feeding and eating journey too. Caitlin has experience working with paediatric clients with ASD, ADHD, fussy eating, sensory processing difficulties, faltering growth, global underdevelopment, eating disorders, cerebral palsy and more. She is also able to support those requiring enteral or parenteral nutrition (tube feeding).

Caitlin also has a special interest in eating disorder management. She works with clients across the lifespan to improve their experience with food and their quality of life to support eating disorder recovery. Caitlin prides herself on using an individualised, compassionate approach with each client and understands that discussing food and nutrition may be confronting for some clients or their families, and works with people at their own pace throughout their nutrition care.

Caitlin is available for appointments at our Kawana and Nambour Sports & Spinal clinics and for home visits through Total Rehab Solutions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Upon making your initial appointment, you will receive an email including a 3x day food diary. This will be helpful information for your dietitian if completed ahead of time, along with any recent blood test results or relevant medical procedures. If applicable, our admin team may require your private healthcare card or GP referral.

This will vary depending on your goals and the level of support you would like. A minimum of 2-3x review consults are recommended to cover the necessary education and tailoring of treatment plans. Certain conditions, such as IBS management and body composition goals, often require longer-term support.

Initial consults are 45 minutes to 1 hour; review consults are 30 minutes.

A meal plan is like receiving the answers to a test; it may be helpful in the short-term but doesn’t teach you how to maintain healthy eating behaviours for life. Personalised meal plans may be combined with nutrition education to help you understand the ‘why’ behind recommended food choices.

You can select a telehealth appointment on the online booking or request telehealth with our admin team. You will receive an email with instruction and link to video call. Our dietitian will provide a consult summary and any additional information via email.

You’re welcome to contact your dietitian via email with any questions.

Depending on your cover, you may be eligible for a rebate.

In Australia, nutritionists aren’t regulated and may have limited qualifications. Dietitians require a minimum of 4 years of tertiary study at an Australian university and are credentialed by the governing body Dietitian’s Australia. Dietitians must continue training and education throughout their careers to maintain APD status.

services & FACILITIES

  • On-Site Parking (5 spaces)
  • Street Parking
  • Gym & Pilates Equipment
  • NDIS Registered
  • Medicare Rebates
  • HICAPS Health Fund Claims

Sports & Spinal has proudly partnered with VALD Technology to bring cutting edge technology to your local SSP clinic. 

We'll have ForceDecks and Dynmao integrated across our 22 clinics. This technology provides a highly engaging experience for our patients within their own assessments, being able to view in real time biofeedback and easy to understand results.

We are thrilled to be working with VALD and utilising it's amazing tech across our Sports & Spinal clinics!

Sports & Spinal has proudly partnered with VALD Technology to bring cutting edge technology to your local SSP clinic.

We`ll have ForceDecks and Dynmao integrated across our 22 clinics. This technology provides a highly engaging experience for our patients within their own assessments, being able to view in real time biofeedback and easy to understand results.

We are thrilled to be working with VALD and utilising it`s amazing tech across our Sports & Spinal clinics!
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Mental health, physical health and wellbeing go hand in hand and need to be treated together. On top of physical benefits, studies show that seeking mental health support from a dietitian can lead to: 
✅ Improved mood, increases of productivity, focus and less fatigue
✅ Reduced symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD and more
✅ Reduced side effects from medications for psychotropic medications

Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today to see how they can help you!

Nourishing mind, body and brain, Our Dietitian team can help

Mental health, physical health and wellbeing go hand in hand and need to be treated together. On top of physical benefits, studies show that seeking mental health support from a dietitian can lead to:
✅ Improved mood, increases of productivity, focus and less fatigue
✅ Reduced symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD and more
✅ Reduced side effects from medications for psychotropic medications

Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today to see how they can help you!
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Our Dietitian team can help in so many ways it could surprise you! ✅

Our team are experts at assessing nutritional needs, creating personalised meal plans, providing education and more! Plus, our team have interest areas in chronic disease management, diabetes, weight management and more! 

Making the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team your trusted allied health provider for all things diet and nutrition. Get in touch with our team today to see how they can help you 🙌

Our Dietitian team can help in so many ways it could surprise you! ✅

Our team are experts at assessing nutritional needs, creating personalised meal plans, providing education and more! Plus, our team have interest areas in chronic disease management, diabetes, weight management and more!

Making the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team your trusted allied health provider for all things diet and nutrition. Get in touch with our team today to see how they can help you 🙌
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Parkinson`s is different for everyone with varying symptoms and experiences for everyone. Our team can assist in the management and treatment of Parkinson`s symptoms. Whether it`s through physiotherapy, exercise physiology, massage or dietetics our team can help.

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This week is Dietitians Week and it’s all about how what we eat affects our Mind, Body and Brain and why it’s important to think about diet when it comes to mental health. 

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Mind, Body and Brain 🍉

This week is Dietitians Week and it’s all about how what we eat affects our Mind, Body and Brain and why it’s important to think about diet when it comes to mental health.

Struggling with your diet? Could it be affecting you in more ways than one? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal Dietitian team today
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And we’re in! 🎉

Baringa Sports & Spinal has officially moved into its new site and we couldn’t be more excited!

With quality Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Remedial Massage services on offer the Baringa Sports & Spinal team is here for YOU.

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That’s the theme for WHD, 2024. My Health, My Right wants to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education and information 🙌

We’re proud to offer quality health services to communities across Southeast Queensland. Looking to look after your health? Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal team today. 

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World Health Day - ‘My Health, My Right’

That’s the theme for WHD, 2024. My Health, My Right wants to champion the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health services, education and information 🙌

We’re proud to offer quality health services to communities across Southeast Queensland. Looking to look after your health? Get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal team today.

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