Dietitian @ Springfield Sports & Spinal

“Eat Well, Live Well”

Sports & Spinal Physio Springfield is situated within the Waterworx Aquatic Centre. The clinic can be found within the heart of Springfield, at 22 A Commercial Drive, Springfield. Located West of Brisbane, we proudly offer high-quality health care services to the greater Springfield area with suburbs conveniently located near Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes, Brookwater, Augustine Heights, Camira, Bellbird-Park, Spring Mountain, Goodna, Redbank Plains, Greenbank, Forest Lake and other surrounding suburbs.

Sports & Spinal’s Dietitian team are dedicated to helping others achieve their health goals. 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, gastrointestinal diseases and obesity. We will always keep you informed and involved in the management of your health journey.

Our Dietitian’s areas of expertise: 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.

Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy 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 Springfield clinic is a popular choice for Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Massage, Pilates, Dietetics, Podiatry and Hydrotherapy.

Sports & Spinal also have telehealth consultations available for Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Dietitian, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy and Psychology for clients Australia-wide. Our telehealth platform enables allied health Practitioners to use telehealth for secure video consultations and live exercise demonstrations. Our Telehealth consultations will continue to deliver the same outstanding level of care as our in-clinic services, where our experienced clinicians will provide a tailed treatment plan to help reach their health goals. To find out more about Telehealth click here.

 

Our Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) are fully qualified, University-trained, food and nutrition experts.
Our Dietitian will help you achieve your health-focused goal and assist with helping you achieve optimal nutrition.
Our dietitians will explain the science behind food and nutrition, and provide a detailed nutrition plan that will assist you in your short or long term goals. Our Dietitian’s goal is to work with you to set your own goals and develop useful strategies to implement in everyday life; we can help to make real 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 @ Springfield

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Melissa Ibrahim

Dietitian

Mel studied a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University Gold Coast. With her love for food and nutrition, Mel is passionate about sharing her knowledge and empowering her clients. Her interest areas include bariatrics, weight loss, gastrointestinal disorders and chronic disease management. Mel welcomes all clients regardless of referral type and is available online and in our Springfield clinic.

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Springfield Sports & Spinal can be found at 22A Commercial Dr, Springfield QLD 4300

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There is plenty of parking space conveniently situated outside our clinic at the end of the driveway just off Commercial Drive.

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