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Dietitian @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal

“Eat Well, Live Well”

Dietitian @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal is located at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive, opposite the Westfield Shopping Centre. Conveniently located near Deception BayNarangbaDakabinKallangurMurrumba DownsRothwellBurpengaryMango HillCaboolture and Morayfield, this clinic can be easily accessed via car or public transport.

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.

Dietitian @ North Lakes Sports & Spinal 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 North Lakes clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Pilates, Exercise Physiology, Remedial Massage, Dietetics, Podiatry and Hydrotherapy classes.

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 @ North Lakes

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Tarni Sanewski

Dietitian

Tarni is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about improving health, promoting recovery and preventing disease by inspiring healthy diet and lifestyle choices using a patient-centred approach. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics, Tarni has since had clinical experience working with acute cardiac and respiratory patients in the hospital. Special interest areas include rehabilitation, weight management, cardiovascular disease, and gut health.

Outside of work, Tarni enjoys hiking, climbing mountains, exploring new places, drawing and photography. She is always experimenting with new foods, recipes and keeping up to date with the latest research in nutrition and dietetics.

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Samantha Kiorgaard

Dietitian

Samantha studied a Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Samantha provides a warm and understanding environment in which she supports clients on their journey to improved wellbeing and quality of life. With her knowledge of food and medical nutrition therapy, she encourages sustainable eating behaviours and provides dietary advice that is guided by a client-centred approach, tailoring to the individual needs and unique background of each person. Samantha believes that food doesn’t have to be complicated in order to lead a healthy lifestyle and is meant to be enjoyed.
Samantha has special interests in sports nutrition, bariatric surgery (pre & post), gastrointestinal issues and elderly nutrition.

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North Lakes Sports & Spinal can be found at Suite 9, Lvl 1, 12 North Lakes Drive North Lakes QLD 4509

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Parking @ North Lakes

North Lakes Sports & Spinal has dedicated parking behind the building. To access please turn onto Little Burke St from North Lakes Drive. Reception will give you a code when you visit so you can exit.

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