Fussy Eating

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“Every mealtime is an argument”, “I just want them to try new foods”, “The smallest changes to his/her food results in a meltdown”, “My child is not growing”, “Chicken nuggets, white bread and pretzels are not a balanced diet!”

Sound familiar? Picky eaters can be frustrating. Especially when you add them on top of our busy lifestyles, full-time workloads, homeschooling and oh help us – two picky eaters in the same home!

You are not alone!

Fussy eating can be a normal part of childhood development, usually starting around 18 months. Parents commonly report that their child previously ate a wide range of foods but now are picky and often refusing foods like vegetables and meats or eating the same foods on repeat (hello white, processed foods!). Feeling overwhelmed, helpless and like a parental’ failure’ can be a daily emotion for parents of picky and fussy eaters. But their quirks are not necessarily just by chance. While some children will grow out of their fussy eating, others have underlying conditions that will continue to interfere with their feeding ability without intervention. For these children (and their parents), eating is not an easy task!

How do you know if you have a typical fussy eater who will likely grow out of their eating troubles or a child who will likely require professional support to achieve less stressful mealtimes and an adequate diet?

Picky Eaters:

1. Decreased range of variety of foods; typically has 30 more foods in their food range
2. Food lost due to “burn out” from Food Jaggering are usually eaten again after a 2 week break
3. Eats at least one food from most all nutrition or texture groups e.g meltable foods, fruit, proteins
4. Can tolerate new foods on their plate (even if reluctant)
5. Frequently eats a different set of foods at a meal than other family members; typically eats at the same time and table of other family members
6. Sometimes reported as a “picky eater” at well-child check-ups
7. Learns to eat new foods in 20 – 25 steps on the Steps to Eating Hierarchy

Problem Feeders:

1. Restricted range or a variety of foods; usually eats less than 20 foods
2. Food lost due to “burn out” from Food Jaggering are not eaten again after a break, resulting in a further decrease in the # of foods eaten
3. Refuses entire categories of food texture or nutrition groups e.g soft cubes, meats, vegetables, hard mechanicals
4. Cries, screams, tantrums, “falls apart”, when new foods are presented, complete refusal
5. Almost always eats a different set of foods than their family; often eats at a different time or at a different place to other family members
6. Persistently reported by parents to be a “picky eater” at multiple well-child check-ups
7. Requires more than 25 steps to learn to eat new foods

Regardless of what category you consider your child to fall into, seeking professional support for mealtimes is an efficient method to reduce your mealtime (and overall) stress.

As an experienced professional in the area of fussy eating, our dietitian Ricki-lee can give you the tools to change meal time behaviour once and for all! Ricki-lee will be able to help you identify the cause of your child’s fussiness and using evidence-based and individually tailored strategies, support you in achieving a quieter, calmer meal time with a wider variety of foods.

For our extreme fussy eaters, Ricki-lee is trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding. Your child will be guided through the 32 steps to eating from tolerating the food in the room, on the plate, touching the food, smelling the food, licking the food all the way to chewing and swallowing the food. Most fussy eaters can add a new food in 15-25 steps (most of which we don’t even know they are doing). For extreme fussy eaters, it may take a long time working up each of the 32 steps and celebrating the small wins as they come.

Not sure if your child would benefit from SOS therapy? If you answer yes to any of the below, an SOS Feeding Assessment with Ricki-lee is recommended.

  • Ongoing poor weight gain, weight loss or Pre-term birth
  • Chronic or persistent choking, gagging, nasal reflux, coughing during meals or vomiting
  • Has a birth defect or genetic disorder (ASD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, ADD, Cognitive delay, Down syndrome, Dyslexia, Emotional disorders, Fragile X syndrome, Learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Tourette’s Syndrome)
  • Has been identified as having low muscle tone or a muscle disorder
  • Arches and/or cries at most meals
  • Did not achieve developmental milestones on time, including delay progressing through texture phases (puree to solids)
  • Consumes less than 20 foods consistently.
  • Avoidance towards all foods in a specific texture (wet, squishy, crunchy, etc.) or nutrition group (meat, vegetables, starches, fruits, etc.)?
  • Preference towards ultra-processed or uniform foods (e.g. crisps, sausages, chicken nuggets, crustless toast)
  • Accepted foods are being dropped over time with no new foods being accepted
  • Periods of Naso-gastric feeding, Tube or PEG feeding OR other non-oral feeding methods
  • History of traumatic choking incident and failure to return that food back into the diet
  • Most mealtimes are described as a battle or fight to get the child to feed
  • The child is disinterested in mealtime and the foods presented.
  • The child is difficult for everyone to feed

What is involved in a Feeding Assessment?

Before your appointment, you will be emailed a number of documents for completion. These are required to be returned to our office no less than 7 days before your appointment for review by the Dietitian. Your child will undergo a Feeding Evaluation in one of our clinics on the day of his/her appointment. The appointment will involve you preparing a meal for your child to replicate a home meal. The meal will have 2 foods your child will and 2 foods your child will NOT eat. Your mealtime will be observed remotely. The Dietitian may enter the room during the meal to prompt anything that may be unclear. Once your mealtime has been completed, the Dietitian will discuss with you some strategies to help protect your child’s nutritional status before concluding the session.

The Dietitian will then prepare a report and make a time with you to discuss the findings and recommendations. If your child is suitable for the ‘Fussy Eating’ program, reception will arrange the bookings for you.

Before the program commences, your Dietitian will ask you to bring a number of foods to the appointment. This allows parents to replicate food sessions in the home setting. Parents are required to stay with their children for the duration of the appointment. These last for 60-90 minutes. After the session, the Dietitian will provide some ‘take home’ tasks to work on between appointments. After 12 sessions, your child will be reassessed. If further sessions are required, this will be discussed with the parent. We understand that no children are the same. Session frequency and therapy goals will be set based on what is best for the child and their family.

If you are unsure whether your child would benefit from a feeding assessment, complete the questionnaire here. Results can be taken to your GP for a referral, however, a referral is not necessary. Appointments can be made by contacting the Nambour Sports & Spinal clinic or Coolum Sports & Spinal clinic. If you cannot attend those two clinics Ricki-Lee is available for telehealth appointments.

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Amanda Grant-Holt

Dietitian

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Amanda has since worked in private practice, community, and the age care sector on the Sunshine Coast.

Amanda is passionate about working collaboratively with clients with an aim to improve health long term. With a strong focus on inclusivity and non-judgmental care, Amanda understands that each client’s values and needs vary and will personalise nutrition strategies to align with each client’s goals and individual circumstances.

Amanda is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) who aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients recovering from eating disorders and/or disordered eating. With her warm and compassionate nature, she has a deep passion to support her clients to achieve a positive relationship with food and body, realising every recovery journey is unique.

Amanda’s interests are, but are not limited to, eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, nutrition and mental health, cholesterol management, diabetes management, nutrient deficiencies and nutrition for the older population.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being out in nature and taking in all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer whether it be beach walks, rainforests or frequenting local cafés and restaurants. She also enjoys her daily yoga practise and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda is currently open for bookings at the Baringa, Caloundra, Kawana, North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

Amanda Grant-Holt

Dietitian

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Amanda has since worked in private practice, community, and the age care sector on the Sunshine Coast.

Amanda is passionate about working collaboratively with clients with an aim to improve health long term. With a strong focus on inclusivity and non-judgmental care, Amanda understands that each client’s values and needs vary and will personalise nutrition strategies to align with each client’s goals and individual circumstances.

Amanda is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) who aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients recovering from eating disorders and/or disordered eating. With her warm and compassionate nature, she has a deep passion to support her clients to achieve a positive relationship with food and body, realising every recovery journey is unique.

Amanda’s interests are, but are not limited to, eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, nutrition and mental health, cholesterol management, diabetes management, nutrient deficiencies and nutrition for the older population.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being out in nature and taking in all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer whether it be beach walks, rainforests or frequenting local cafés and restaurants. She also enjoys her daily yoga practise and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda is currently open for bookings at the Baringa, Caloundra, Kawana, North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

Georgia Volz

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Georgia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She strives to ensure her clients feel supported and empowered throughout their journey to better health through nutrition. Using evidence-based practice, Georgia can tailor nutrition strategies to each client to meet their goals. Georgia’s special interest areas include weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Georiga is available for Dietitian appointments at Springfield, Woolloongabba and Chermside clinics.

Courtney Bruce

Dietitian

Courtney is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) boasting over 10+ years of experience in the healthcare field, where she has worked extensively in both hospital and community settings. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) in 2011, and since then, she has been dedicated to helping individuals achieve their health and nutrition goals.

With a particular focus on chronic disease management, weight loss, weight gain, and supporting individuals with disabilities, Courtney is committed to positively impacting her clients’ lives. She takes pride in fostering a healthy and positive relationship with food for those she works with.

Outside of her professional life, Courtney finds joy in various activities. She relishes spending time at the beach, camping amidst nature’s beauty, savouring meals at restaurants, exploring new destinations during her travels abroad, and cherishing quality moments with her family and friends.

Courtney’s warm and friendly personality ensures clients feel at ease during their sessions. She eagerly looks forward to collaborating with you on your improved health and nutrition journey.

Courtney is available for Dietitian consults at our Caloundra and Gympie clinics.

Caitlin Follett

Paediatric & Eating Disorder Dietitian

Caitlin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who completed her Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has spent many years working in private practice supporting her clients with a range of nutrition concerns across the coast. She has special interests in paediatric nutrition, and eating disorder management and regularly completes additional training and education in these areas of nutrition.

Caitlin has completed her Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics through the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and is a qualified SOS Feeding Therapist. Caitlin is passionate about supporting even the littlest of clients to develop life-long skills to support proper nutrition and develop a positive relationship with food. She works closely with clients, their families and carers and takes great pride in improving not just the client’s experience with food, but also helping the bigger support network along the feeding and eating journey too. Caitlin has experience working with paediatric clients with ASD, ADHD, fussy eating, sensory processing difficulties, faltering growth, global underdevelopment, eating disorders, cerebral palsy and more. She is also able to support those requiring enteral or parenteral nutrition (tube feeding).

Caitlin also has a special interest in eating disorder management. She works with clients across the lifespan to improve their experience with food and their quality of life to support eating disorder recovery. Caitlin prides herself on using an individualised, compassionate approach with each client and understands that discussing food and nutrition may be confronting for some clients or their families, and works with people at their own pace throughout their nutrition care.

Caitlin is available for appointments at our Kawana and Nambour Sports & Spinal clinics and for home visits through Total Rehab Solutions.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make.

Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals. She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make. Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals.

She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make. Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals.

She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

Caitlin Follett

Paediatric & Eating Disorder Dietitian

Caitlin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who completed her Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and has spent many years working in private practice supporting her clients with a range of nutrition concerns across the coast. She has special interests in paediatric nutrition, and eating disorder management and regularly completes additional training and education in these areas of nutrition.

Caitlin has completed her Certificate of Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics through the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and is a qualified SOS Feeding Therapist. Caitlin is passionate about supporting even the littlest of clients to develop life-long skills to support proper nutrition and develop a positive relationship with food. She works closely with clients, their families and carers and takes great pride in improving not just the client’s experience with food, but also helping the bigger support network along the feeding and eating journey too. Caitlin has experience working with paediatric clients with ASD, ADHD, fussy eating, sensory processing difficulties, faltering growth, global underdevelopment, eating disorders, cerebral palsy and more. She is also able to support those requiring enteral or parenteral nutrition (tube feeding).

Caitlin also has a special interest in eating disorder management. She works with clients across the lifespan to improve their experience with food and their quality of life to support eating disorder recovery. Caitlin prides herself on using an individualised, compassionate approach with each client and understands that discussing food and nutrition may be confronting for some clients or their families, and works with people at their own pace throughout their nutrition care.

Caitlin is available for appointments at our Kawana and Nambour Sports & Spinal clinics and for home visits through Total Rehab Solutions.

Amanda Grant-Holt

Dietitian

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Amanda has since worked in private practice, community, and the age care sector on the Sunshine Coast.

Amanda is passionate about working collaboratively with clients with an aim to improve health long term. With a strong focus on inclusivity and non-judgmental care, Amanda understands that each client’s values and needs vary and will personalise nutrition strategies to align with each client’s goals and individual circumstances.

Amanda is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) who aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients recovering from eating disorders and/or disordered eating. With her warm and compassionate nature, she has a deep passion to support her clients to achieve a positive relationship with food and body, realising every recovery journey is unique.

Amanda’s interests are, but are not limited to, eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, nutrition and mental health, cholesterol management, diabetes management, nutrient deficiencies and nutrition for the older population.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being out in nature and taking in all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer whether it be beach walks, rainforests or frequenting local cafés and restaurants. She also enjoys her daily yoga practise and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda is currently open for bookings at the Baringa, Caloundra, Kawana, North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

Amanda Grant-Holt

Dietitian

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Amanda has since worked in private practice, community, and the age care sector on the Sunshine Coast.

Amanda is passionate about working collaboratively with clients with an aim to improve health long term. With a strong focus on inclusivity and non-judgmental care, Amanda understands that each client’s values and needs vary and will personalise nutrition strategies to align with each client’s goals and individual circumstances.

Amanda is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) who aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients recovering from eating disorders and/or disordered eating. With her warm and compassionate nature, she has a deep passion to support her clients to achieve a positive relationship with food and body, realising every recovery journey is unique.

Amanda’s interests are, but are not limited to, eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, nutrition and mental health, cholesterol management, diabetes management, nutrient deficiencies and nutrition for the older population.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being out in nature and taking in all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer whether it be beach walks, rainforests or frequenting local cafés and restaurants. She also enjoys her daily yoga practise and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda is currently open for bookings at the Baringa, Caloundra, Kawana, North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

Amanda Grant-Holt

Dietitian

Amanda is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Amanda has since worked in private practice, community, and the age care sector on the Sunshine Coast.

Amanda is passionate about working collaboratively with clients with an aim to improve health long term. With a strong focus on inclusivity and non-judgmental care, Amanda understands that each client’s values and needs vary and will personalise nutrition strategies to align with each client’s goals and individual circumstances.

Amanda is a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) who aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment to clients recovering from eating disorders and/or disordered eating. With her warm and compassionate nature, she has a deep passion to support her clients to achieve a positive relationship with food and body, realising every recovery journey is unique.

Amanda’s interests are, but are not limited to, eating disorders/disordered eating, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, nutrition and mental health, cholesterol management, diabetes management, nutrient deficiencies and nutrition for the older population.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys being out in nature and taking in all the wonders that the Sunshine Coast has to offer whether it be beach walks, rainforests or frequenting local cafés and restaurants. She also enjoys her daily yoga practise and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda is currently open for bookings at the Baringa, Caloundra, Kawana, North Lakes and Morayfield clinics.

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.

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 Broadbeach, Robina and Runaway Bay locations.

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 Broadbeach, Robina and Runaway Bay locations.

Candice Newing

Dietitian

Candice is passionate about supporting her clients along their journey to reaching optimal health through food and nutrition. Shortly after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast, she chose to start her dietetic career in private practice as she enjoys working closely alongside her clients and seeing the wonderful impact healthy lifestyle changes can make. Candice is committed to empowering and building her client’s confidence in making lifelong changes by providing personalised nutrition education and setting realistic goals.

She welcomes all types of clients and has a special interest in weight management, chronic disease management, and gastrointestinal health.

In her spare time, you can find Candice at the beach, trying new restaurants, or catching up with friends.

Candice is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Coolum, Maroochydore & Sippy Downs clinics.

Georgia Volz

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Georgia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She strives to ensure her clients feel supported and empowered throughout their journey to better health through nutrition. Using evidence-based practice, Georgia can tailor nutrition strategies to each client to meet their goals. Georgia’s special interest areas include weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Georiga is available for Dietitian appointments at Springfield, Woolloongabba and Chermside clinics.

Peter Herzig

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Peter is available for telehealth appointments only

Peter is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Sports Dietitian (AccSD) who is passionate about a client-centred approach to nutrition; tailoring advice and plans to the individual.

With a background in sport science and an extensive history of cycling, Peter enjoys fine-tuning the nutrition plans of all cyclists and is currently the consulting Dietitian to the QAS cycling squad. Peter is also very passionate about the nutritional needs of recreational, junior, club, Audax and Gran Fondo participants.

Peter’s interests lie not only in sport. He enjoys helping people from all walks of life to meet their nutritional goals by tailoring advice to their individual circumstances.

Particular interests to Peter include:

  • Nutrition plans tailored to the individual
  • Sports Nutrition: endurance sports specialist (cycling, running, tri), event nutrition, active child nutrition, recovery nutrition, fat loss, muscle gain, team sports.
  • Malnutrition management (weight gain)
  • Diabetes management
  • DVA clients
  • Correcting nutritional deficiencies
  • Balancing body composition goals and training recovery
  • Chronic Disease management and NDIS
  • Sustainable weight loss
  • Junior sports nutrition and everyday eating
  • Race planning
  • Advice for the travelling athlete
  • Presentations and Training Camps
  • Coeliac Disease
  • IBS

Pete is available for Dietitian appointments at our St Lucia clinic.

Georgia Volz

Gut Health, Sports Nutrition & Chronic Disease Dietitian

Georgia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, completing her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. She strives to ensure her clients feel supported and empowered throughout their journey to better health through nutrition. Using evidence-based practice, Georgia can tailor nutrition strategies to each client to meet their goals. Georgia’s special interest areas include weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal health.

Georiga is available for Dietitian appointments at Springfield, Woolloongabba and Chermside clinics.

Nicole Lam

Dietitian

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Nicole’s journey into nutrition came from her cultural belief that “food is medicine”. Combined with her life goal to contribute her life to helping others, she entered the health industry as a dietitian. 

Nicole’s goal as a dietitian is to connect with each individual and discover their needs and wants in health and nutrition. She aims to help people develop a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food that supports their conditions and well-being. Nicole believes there is no “one size fits all” solution to health. Therefore, she is passionate about working with her clients and empowering them with the nutrition knowledge and skills that they need. 

As a full-fledged foodie, Nicole is also an excellent home cook who dabbles in different cuisines. She is experienced in developing simple and budget-friendly recipes that support a healthy diet. If you are struggling with your diet or are unsure about nutritional support for your health, Nicole is the dietitian for you. Nicole has a Masters’ degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Practice from Bond University and a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science from Queensland University of Technology.

Nicole has special interests in:

  • Relationship with food
  • Healthy eating for a busy lifestyle
  • Blood glucose level/ Diabetes management
  • Cholesterol management
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Women’s Health
  • Eating disorders/ disordered eating patterns
  • Mental health

Nicole is available for Dietetic appointments at our Redcliffe and Wynnum clinics.

Nicole Lam

Dietitian

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Nicole’s journey into nutrition came from her cultural belief that “food is medicine”. Combined with her life goal to contribute her life to helping others, she entered the health industry as a dietitian. 

Nicole’s goal as a dietitian is to connect with each individual and discover their needs and wants in health and nutrition. She aims to help people develop a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food that supports their conditions and well-being. Nicole believes there is no “one size fits all” solution to health. Therefore, she is passionate about working with her clients and empowering them with the nutrition knowledge and skills that they need. 

As a full-fledged foodie, Nicole is also an excellent home cook who dabbles in different cuisines. She is experienced in developing simple and budget-friendly recipes that support a healthy diet. If you are struggling with your diet or are unsure about nutritional support for your health, Nicole is the dietitian for you. Nicole has a Masters’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Practice from Bond University and a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science from Queensland University of Technology.

Nicole has special interests in:

  • Relationship with food
  • Healthy eating for a busy lifestyle
  • Blood glucose level/ Diabetes management
  • Cholesterol management
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Women’s Health
  • Eating disorders/ disordered eating patterns
  • Mental health

Nicole is available for Dietetic appointments at our Redcliffe and Wynnum clinics.

Michael Lawler

Dietitian

Michael is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist, with 16 years of experience in weight loss, chronic disease management and exercise prescription. His approach to Nutrition is non-judgemental, individualised and most importantly will allow you to enjoy delicious healthy food (whatever your condition or goals) whilst still leaving some room to savour a treat or two from time to time.

As an Exercise Physiologist, Michael has a strong focus on pre and post-op lower limb (knee and hip) surgery and injury management. He loves working with people living with disabilities and enjoys taking a problem-solving approach to each individual’s unique situation.

Michael’s areas of practice focus include: 

  • Food Intolerances and Conditions of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract
  • Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management
  • Weight management
  • Lower Limb Rehab
  • Complex Conditions

Michael is available for Exercise Physiology and Dietetic consults at our Wynnum clinic.

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Not sure how to exercise right? 🤷‍♂️

It might sound silly but it’s so important to exercise right to avoid injury and ensure that you’re doing exercises that suit your individual health goals and needs. 

The Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team can help make sure your exercising right! Get in touch with our team today to learn more or to make an appointment!

Not sure how to exercise right? 🤷‍♂️

It might sound silly but it’s so important to exercise right to avoid injury and ensure that you’re doing exercises that suit your individual health goals and needs.

The Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team can help make sure your exercising right! Get in touch with our team today to learn more or to make an appointment!
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Exercise Right Week - Get The Right Advice 

This week we celebrate Exercise Right Week! We are looking at simple, time savvy exercises you can do all in the comfort of your own home ✅

It may be hard trying to find time in your busy schedule to go to the gym, for a walk or even exercise. So here are 3 simple exercises from our expert in exercise @mahlia.exphysiology
 
For more information and support book in with your local Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiologist 🤸🏽‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏊🏽‍♂️

Exercise Right Week - Get The Right Advice

This week we celebrate Exercise Right Week! We are looking at simple, time savvy exercises you can do all in the comfort of your own home ✅

It may be hard trying to find time in your busy schedule to go to the gym, for a walk or even exercise. So here are 3 simple exercises from our expert in exercise @mahlia.exphysiology

For more information and support book in with your local Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiologist 🤸🏽‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏊🏽‍♂️
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It’s Exercise Right Week - That means it’s time to Just Move! 🏃‍♂️

Just moving for 30 minutes day can make a world of difference to your health and well-being! Whether you’re suffering from an injury, battling something bigger like cancer, dementia or diabetes, or you just want to up your fitness game, it’s important to get the right advice from an exercise and movement expert to ensure you’re exercising right. 

That’s where we come in, the Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team are experts in exercise. Find your local EP today and get the right advice!

It’s Exercise Right Week - That means it’s time to Just Move! 🏃‍♂️

Just moving for 30 minutes day can make a world of difference to your health and well-being! Whether you’re suffering from an injury, battling something bigger like cancer, dementia or diabetes, or you just want to up your fitness game, it’s important to get the right advice from an exercise and movement expert to ensure you’re exercising right.

That’s where we come in, the Sports & Spinal Exercise Physiology team are experts in exercise. Find your local EP today and get the right advice!
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day 💜

IBD includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis which are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide! 

There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives. 

The Sports & Spinal Dietitian team can help with the management of common IBD symptoms. To learn, get in touch with our team today!

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day 💜

IBD includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis which are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide!

There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives.

The Sports & Spinal Dietitian team can help with the management of common IBD symptoms. To learn, get in touch with our team today!
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Across our 22 sites, we have VALD Technology! 

VALD brings cutting edge technology that presents objective human measurement to patients. Via ForceDecks and Dynamo Plus, our teams can assist with common injuries such as:

✅ Neurological patients
✅ Post surgical recovery
✅ Pre surgical data collection for optimal recovery goal setting 
✅ Aging population with a falls risk
✅ Tendinopathies
✅ Lumbar pain
✅ Balance issues
✅ Shoulder instability
✅ MSK pain and pathologies
✅ Bone stress injuries
✅ Biomechanical assessment and prevention - running assessment data
✅ Sports injuries and return to sport assessment 
+ MORE!

To learn more, get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal Team today!

Across our 22 sites, we have VALD Technology!

VALD brings cutting edge technology that presents objective human measurement to patients. Via ForceDecks and Dynamo Plus, our teams can assist with common injuries such as:

✅ Neurological patients
✅ Post surgical recovery
✅ Pre surgical data collection for optimal recovery goal setting
✅ Aging population with a falls risk
✅ Tendinopathies
✅ Lumbar pain
✅ Balance issues
✅ Shoulder instability
✅ MSK pain and pathologies
✅ Bone stress injuries
✅ Biomechanical assessment and prevention - running assessment data
✅ Sports injuries and return to sport assessment
+ MORE!

To learn more, get in touch with your local Sports & Spinal Team today!
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Did you know that the Sports & Spinal team can help you with your heart health? 

Our Exercise Physiology team can prescribe tailored exercise programs that suit your health goals and needs. And our Dietitian team can create personalised meal plans and educate you on heart healthy foods. 

Needing help with your heart health? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal team today!

Did you know that the Sports & Spinal team can help you with your heart health?

Our Exercise Physiology team can prescribe tailored exercise programs that suit your health goals and needs. And our Dietitian team can create personalised meal plans and educate you on heart healthy foods.

Needing help with your heart health? Get in touch with the Sports & Spinal team today!
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