SPORTS & SPINAL RUNAWAY BAY

Dietitian

Runaway Bay

Unit 3, 385 Oxley DriveRunaway Bay QLD 4216

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Runaway Bay Sports & Spinal is located on the northern end of the Gold Coast in the heart of Runaway Bay.

Conveniently located near: Biggera WatersLabradorSouthportParadise PointArundel and Helensvale.

Sports & Spinal 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.

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

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 specialised 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 individualised advice on pre and post comp nutrition and recovery, hydration, supplementation and develop personalised meal plans.

services & FACILITIES

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

OUR TEAM

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Naomi Gould

Dietitian

Naomi is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Griffith University. With a strong focus on realistic and sustainable strategies, Naomi is passionate about supporting clients in improving their health for the long term. Practising in a weight-inclusive manner Naomi encourages people from all walks of life to feel welcome and confident in seeking out nutrition care. Naomi understands that each client has different needs and values and provides an individualised approach.

Naomi is a generalist Dietitian and can provide support in a variety of areas including but not limited to Chronic Disease Management, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Diabetes, IBS, PCOS, Coeliacs Disease, nutritional deficiencies, mindful eating, and improving energy and sleep.

In her spare time, you can find Naomi getting lost in a book, surfing, or trying out a new restaurant.

Naomi is available for Dietitian appointments at our Runaway Bay, Broadbeach and Robina locations.

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.

WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF US

I had a remedial massage by Kim whilst holidaying at Broadbeach. I was treated professionally from the time of booking to the time of walking out the door after the best massage I have ever had. Kim also gave me tips on how to manage my issues. If I lived on the Gold Coast -I would without a doubt be one of her loyal clients.Unfortunately I don't -but I would definitely highly recommend Kim and this practice.Thank you again for looking after me.Kind regardsMargaret D
I’ve had a really great experience at Raw Therapies. I saw Scott and feel he genuinely cares about my lower back issues. He’s now on a mission to help me overcome my pain issues and really is going above and beyond to assist me. My experience at Raw Therapies has been much more helpful than other physios or chiropractors I've seen in the past and would strongly recommend to anyone.
I had an initial appointment with physio Marina for sciatic pain, she was wonderful, figured out the cause of my pain, created a management plan for me, gave me treatment and answered all of my questions. Very efficient but I didn’t feel rushed, and she was very personable and easy to talk to. I also found the front desk staff friendly and booking process easy. Would highly recommend!
Thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy massage with Adrian this week. Professional and knowledgeable. Best pregnancy massage I’ve had yet. The whole team were friendly from the moment I walked in the door! Thank You.
I have been seeing Adrian for my massage for the last 2 years. He is simply incredible. Not only does he work so well with understanding my body and its needs. He also has the most gentle healing energy that leaves me feeling like I’m floating through air afterwards. I’m so grateful to have found Adrian and would recommend him as a 10/10
This was my first visit here. I saw Alex, I highly recommend him as he has a lovely demeanor and makes you feel comfortable immediately.He educated me and the treatment he provided has had results only hours after.I will be back.Kim Ford
I have been visiting this clinic for a few years now and have never been disappointed, always accomodating and happy to help. The care and service by Nick and Marina is exceptional and I always leave feeling brand new!
I have been brilliantly treated for over 2 years by Adrian the best ever Masseur.Simply The Best, Better Than All The Rest,Better Than Anyone, Better Than Anyone my Body has ever met.Seriously as a mature age person, with some difficult medical & physical issues, having had Massages once a week even, for many years, Ado is so Caring, Experienced, Knowledgeable, In Tune with my Body & Mind's, needs & wants, & devotes himself to ensuring one gets the BEST Treatment ever, everytime. Thanks Adrian, you keep me going. B
Hands down the best therapist on the Gold Coast. I’ve been going to Adrian every week for 3 years. He understands the body in a way that will ruin you for other therapists.
Thanks to Alex I felt positive about everything he recommended me to do to improve my lower back.The results where due to my age better than I expected!.I’d recommend Alex to anyone who have lower back problems, because mine is on the mend.
This place is fantastic. Have only had 2 sessions with Anna but noticed such a big improvement after just the first. So glad I can across this place, I won’t got anywhere else for remedial massage.
Excellent massage with Adrian today. It was up there with the best ive ever had.
Nick and his team are fantastic.More than just effective treatment, they also guide you through your injury journey to recovery and maintenance.Definitely recommend 100%
The RAW team are hands down one of the most Impressive Physiologists on the GoldCoast & couldn't be more appreciative of the service that they provide,Highly Recommended 10/10
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