Dietitian @ Sports and Spinal Maroochydore

Dietetic services are available at Sports & Spinal Maroochydore. Our Maroochydore clinic is located at the corner of Memorial & Sixth Avenue’s on the ground floor of the building ’Chateau Royale’ Entrance is from Sixth Avenue. Maroochydore is conveniently located near Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba and Cotton Tree.

Dietitians are expert health professionals trained on diet and nutrition. Our Dietitians aim is to assist in a person’s journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition.

Sports & Spinal’s Dietitians have many roles including;

  • Assessing nutritional needs.
  • Developing personalised eating plans that consider medical conditions as well as personal circumstances.
  • Provide education on healthy eating, shopping, eating out and preparing meals at home.

Our fully qualified Dietitians are dedicated to providing you with the best possible level of care. Our experts will get to the source of your symptoms working with you to address your goals and prescribe dietary treatments for many conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, gastro-intestinal diseases and obesity. We will always keep you informed and involved in the management of your health journey. Our Dietitians are registered with The Dietitians Association of Australia. Health fund rebates and bulkbilling are available.

Dietitian @ Sports & Spinal Maroochydore features on-site car parking as well as an onsite gym with Pilates equipment. We’re NDIS registered, 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 Maroochydore clinic is a popular choice for  Dietetics as well as  PhysiotherapyExercise Physiology,  HydrotherapyPodiatryPilates and Remedial Massage.

Meet the Dietitian @ Maroochydore

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Ricki-lee Driver

Dietitian

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.

Outside of work, Ricki-lee enjoys rock climbing, spending time with family and friends and experimenting in the kitchen.

Ricki-Lee is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Nambour, Maroochydore and Coolum locations.

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Our consults will involve making a detailed and comprehensive assessment of the client’s diet and health background. This will be paired with current lifestyle habits to provide evidence based and practical advice to suit the individual. By helping our patients to set their own nutrition goals and developing useful strategies to implement in everyday life, we can help to make realistic changes to their lifestyles.

Our Dietitian can help you to understand:

  • The relationship between the food that you eat and your health
  • The link between your diet and managing certain diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes

Provide practical, individualised and evidence-based advice on your diet.

Diabetes and Weight Management:

  • Teamed with our fantastic exercise physiology team at sports and spinal, we can help you to achieve your nutrition goals for diabetes management and weight management

Other areas covered:

  • cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol)
  • weight loss
  • weight gain- for those who struggle to put weight on
  • gastrointestinal issues: constipation/diarrhoea/bloating
  • diverticulosis
  • osteoporosis
  • iron deficiency

How can a Dietitian help people with Diabetes?

When we look at monitoring and managing diabetes, diet is a major component which has a very big impact on your short- and long-term diabetes management.  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!  

Put your health in our hands! You can relax, learn and be assured, that you are getting the most up-to-date, evidence-based information and guidance.

If you are after more information on Diabetes we suggest you look at the Diabetes Queensland website.

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) ?

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.

How can a Dietitian help people with IBS?

Diet plays a big role in managing IBS as we can modify the diet to identify any “trigger” foods which 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.

How can a Dietitian help people with Weight Management?

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!

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Parking @ Maroochydore

Maroochydore Sports & Spinal has 5 car parks located on site. If these parks are full there is overflow street parking nearby.