Dietetics @ Sports & Spinal

“Eat well, Live well”

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Dietitian Services

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. Dietetics services are available at our Buderim, Maroochydore, Kawana, Nambour, Sippy Downs, Coolum, Chermside, North Lakes, Woolloongabba, Robina and Broadbeach Clinics. Our fully qualified Dietitian’s 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 Dietitian’s are registered with The Dietitians Association of Australia and health fund rebates and bulk-billing are available.

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

Consults:

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.

Diabetes & Dietitian

What is Diabetes? 

Type 2 Diabetes is a disorder characterised by high blood sugar levels due to the ineffectiveness or lack of, the hormone insulin. There are a number of things which can contribute to you developing diabetes, including a poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and having a family history of diabetes.  

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.

Dietetics & Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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.

Dietetics & Weight Management

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!

Chelsea McCallum

Dietitian

Chelsea is passionate about empowering clients to transform their health and prevent chronic disease. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Chelsea has experience in a wide range of nutrition areas such as weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, irritable bowel syndrome, malnutrition and sports nutrition.

From a young age, Chelsea has been involved in many sports from touch football to volleyball. More recently she enjoys engaging in outdoor activities to keep fit. Outside of work, Chelsea can be found in her kitchen, at the beach or running up one of the Glass House Mountains.

Chelsea is available for Dietitian appointments online as well as at our Chermside, Kawana, Landsborough, Maroochydore, North Lakes, Nambour and Sippy Downs locations.

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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 and Coolum locations.

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Casey Cowie

Dietitian

Casey is passionate about the role that nutrition has on health and well-being. This led her to pursue a career where she is able to utilise her knowledge to facilitate clients in meeting their individual nutrition and health goals. There is never a one size fits all approach when it comes to diet and lifestyle and she is committed to guiding and supporting all of her clients.

She has completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Exercise & Nutrition Science, a Masters in Dietetics (University of Queensland) and is also an ACFED approved eating disorder practitioner. Her areas of interest include chronic disease, weight management, bariatric surgery, allergies/intolerances, vegetarian and vegan diets and eating disorders.

Casey is available for Dietetic appointments at our Broadbeach and Robina location.

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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 hospital. Special interest areas include rehabilitation, weight management, cardiovascular disease, gut health and sports nutrition.

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.

Tarni is available for Dietetic appointments at our Caloundra, Woolloongabba, Chermside and Springfield locations.

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Sally Livock

Dietitian

Sally is a senior Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 30 years’ experience as a Clinical Dietitian having worked in both the Public and Private sectors

She has extensive clinical experience having held the position as consultant dietitian at Noosa, Selangor and Sunshine Coast Private Hospitals and is currently consultant dietitian at The Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.

Sally has extensive experience in private practice having built a large private practice on the Sunshine Coast over the past 25 years. She has developed specialist skills in the management of Eating Disorders-working closely with CYHMS, EDOS and specialist teams, and Bariatrics –having worked as the dietitian in a large Bariatric practice for the past 15 years. Sally has also developed a client-centered counseling approach to the management of weight loss, diabetes, and chronic disease.

She has a passion for education and mentoring and her current role as Manager of the Teaching Clinic at the University of the Sunshine Coast where she provides teaching and supervision to final year dietetic students enables this to be realised.

Sally’s philosophy is empowering clients via education, coaching, and support to achieve their health goals.

Sally is available for Dietitian appointments at our Sippy Downs location.

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