DieteticsThomastown

Dietetics studies the intricate relationship between diet and health, with dietitians at our Thomastown clinic providing tailored nutritional strategies based on individual needs, considering factors like health status, activity, life phase, cultural preferences, and economic constraints.

Dietitians Thomastown

Dietetics is the specialised field of study that delves deep into the relationship between diet and overall health, encompassing the intricate science of nutrition and how it impacts human well-being. This discipline not only investigates the nutritional values and effects of various foods but also focuses on how they are processed, consumed, and metabolised in our bodies. Beyond the theoretical realm, dietetics applies these scientific insights to the practical world, formulating nutritional strategies that enhance health, prevent diseases, and manage specific health conditions.

Dietitians stand at the forefront of this discipline, equipped with in-depth knowledge of human nutrition and the critical nuances of dietary regulation. At our Thomastown clinic, our dedicated team of dietitians takes a holistic approach. They meticulously assess each individual's unique nutritional needs, grounded in their health profile, daily activities, and specific life phase. Their expertise enables them to identify and diagnose potential nutritional discrepancies or deficiencies. Based on these insights, they then craft tailored nutritional plans and strategies that not only cater to the body's physiological requirements but also remain sensitive to factors like cultural inclinations and financial considerations.

Dietetics can hold an indispensable position in the realm of paediatric health. Proper nutrition is the foundation upon which children build their physical and cognitive development. As children navigate the intricacies of growth, the right balance of nutrients can influence everything from their immune system's robustness to their learning capabilities. Herein lies the significance of paediatric dietetics: tailoring nutrition to meet the unique and ever-evolving needs of the young.

The services of a dietitian are pivotal in this landscape. Children, with their diverse dietary needs, often require the expert guidance that only a trained dietitian can provide. Paediatric dietitians possess the specialised knowledge to decode the nutritional complexities specific to different growth phases and health conditions. Whether it's addressing food allergies, managing childhood obesity, or formulating meal plans for children with medical conditions, a dietitian's expertise ensures that the dietary choices made are both wholesome and beneficial. In essence, when it comes to safeguarding and optimising the health of children, the role of a paediatric dietitian is invaluable.

Healthcare funding types

NDIS

If you’re living with a disability, you’re probably familiar with the challenges of accessing the help you need. Not only can the required frequency of therapy can make paying fees unaffordable, funding provisions and onerous application processes can further delay treatment. At Soaring Health, we recognize the importance of accessing the therapeutic services you need, when you need them. As a registered NDIS provider, Soaring Health’s practitioners treat eligible participants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). What’s more, our community coordinator and customer service team are well-versed in NDIS requirements and can help you to fast-track access to appropriate treatment.

Medicare

When you suffer chronic pain and persistent medical conditions, it can be hard to keep up with healthcare costs. Financial worries may cause you to forgo treatment that would relieve debilitating symptoms and improve your level of functioning and quality of life. At Soaring Health, we believe in removing barriers to you receiving the treatment you need. In the case of chronic pain lasting six months or more, we can provide fully bulk-billed treatment for up to five visits per year under Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management plan or CDM (formerly called an EPC), so you can access the treatment services you need, when you need them, without being out of pocket.

T.A.C

Motor vehicle injuries can vary in severity from minor to life-changing. At Soaring Health, we strive to resolve all injuries caused by transport accidents and collisions. The services available to TAC clients at Soaring Health have been purposefully selected and tailored to address the physical, mental and emotional effects of injuries caused by road trauma. Part of our dedicated community division, this program of services is also designed to relieve the financial burden of your accident and ensure that you receive the treatment you need, when you need it, without out-of-pocket fees. You can access our services through the TAC as soon as you have a claim number, meaning you can dedicate your full focus to making an efficient and satisfying recovery.

My Aged Care

Many people associate the Australian government’s My Aged Care program purely with practical assistance with daily tasks and activities. But if you’re aged over 65, you may also be able to access Soaring Health services such as physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and home services fee-free through My Aged Care provisions, to enable you to maintain or regain capacities necessary for daily living, and relieve pain and conditions that may otherwise compromise your quality of life. Depending on your circumstances, you may ask your case manager to request these services as part of your support package.

WORKSAFE

Workplace accidents causing serious injury can be devastating. One minute you’re earning a reliable income. The next you’re plagued by uncertainty over when, or even whether, you’ll be able to return to work – not to mention navigating daily life with pain and physical limitations and facing out-of-pocket medical costs or delaying necessary treatment until your claims are processed. Part of the answer to how well you’ll recover depends on receiving the treatment you need, when you need it, and having a collaborative and integrated team of healthcare professionals who can work together to optimise your recovery and support your return to work and daily life.

D.V.A

Serving to protect one's country is a significant human act, but it can lead to lasting physical and mental challenges for veterans. Soaring Health works with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to provide veterans with comprehensive care at no cost to them, helping them return to civilian life. Eligible individuals can schedule an appointment by presenting their Veteran Card.

Modes of service

Providing this service in a modern and accessible clinic with fully-equipped facilities ensures that individuals can receive comprehensive and high-quality therapy that addresses their unique needs.

Clinic

Providing this service in a modern and accessible clinic with fully-equipped facilities ensures that individuals can receive comprehensive and high-quality therapy that addresses their unique needs.

We provide therapeutic services for those unable to leave home due to health or mobility issues; bringing the necessary equipment and resources to their location.

Home

We provide therapeutic services for those unable to leave home due to health or mobility issues; bringing the necessary equipment and resources to their location.

We are committed to delivering our services to schools, kindergartens, and specialized care centers to ensure that participants and individuals with unique needs can access our specialized therapy services.

Community

We are committed to delivering our services to schools, kindergartens, and specialized care centers to ensure that participants and individuals with unique needs can access our specialized therapy services.

Telehealth allows for the delivery of therapy services remotely, using technology to facilitate virtual sessions between therapists and participants.

TeleHealth

Telehealth allows for the delivery of therapy services remotely, using technology to facilitate virtual sessions between therapists and participants.

Available Services

  • Facilitating optimal recovery from injury or illness (including healthy weight gain if applicable)
  • Supporting rehabilitation and recovery programs by optimising physical strength and vitality
  • Rebuilding strength and muscle mass after injury or intensive treatment (e.g. chemotherapy)
  • Managing symptoms of heart disease
  • Managing certain symptoms of cancer and effects of cancer treatment
  • Healthy weight loss for heart health and to relieve joint and muscle pain
  • Managing symptoms of conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Nutrient deficiencies from a limited or unbalanced diet
  • Food intolerances and allergies
  • and many more…

FAQ

  • What is dietetics?
    Specially trained in how food aects the body, dietitians translate evidence-based nutrition science into practical advice to achieve desired outcomes. For athletes, sportspeople and exercise enthusiasts, objectives often relate to body composition goals such as muscle gain and/or fat loss, performance goals such as speed and distance improvements and optimal preparation and recovery.
  • What can I expect from working with a dietitian?
    As well as thoroughly assessing your health history and status, lifestyle and preferences, a Soaring Health accredited practising dietitian (APD) will ask about your athletic or sports goals and educate you about foods to consume and avoid. This may cover key nutrients and food suggestions, quantities and amounts and timings. Your program may include a practical, personalised meal plan and motivational counselling to help you to implement and maintain healthy changes. In some cases, dietitians recommend dietary supplements to complement food recommendations.
  • Will a dietitian make me follow a meal plan?
    Dietitians do write meal plans. However, the main purpose of seeing a dietitian is to receive tailored advice and assistance to ensure that your diet is optimal in the context of your goals. This may include education and recommendations that enable you to maintain flexibility while meeting your objectives.
  • How can I get the most from seeing a dietitian?
    Being honest about goals and any dietary habits and preferences will give your dietitian the best chance of assisting you to achieve your goals and maintain changes.
  • What qualifications should I look for?
    Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) in Australia require a minimum completion of four-year course at an accredited university. This could entail either a Bachelor and/or Master’s degree. APD status is certified by the Dietitians Association of Australia and requires at least 30 hours of continuing professional development annually to ensure that APDs are practising in line with current evidence.
  • Performance coaching – How can a coach help me?
    One of the primary focuses of coaching is setting and reaching goals – which may be related to sports or athletic performance, performance or progress at work and/or success in relationships. Often, failing to reach one’s potential is fundamentally based on lack of clarity about one’s own definition of personal success, which results in vague or unrealistic goals and prevents the implementation of practical steps to reach them. A coach will help you to set action steps aligned with your goals and will help motivate you to fulfil your potential.
  • Will a coach make me do things I don’t want to do?
    No. Your coach is a supportive partner – although successful coaching does require commitment and work on your part. Their role is to support you and your goals and values, cheerlead your triumphs and encourage self-belief, motivate and support you to persevere in the face of challenges and keep you accountable to the goals you wish to realise.
  • What can I expect in my first session?
    Initially, you and your coach will discuss your primary goals – whether they’re clear to you or you need assistance to define them. Together, you will assess your objectives to ensure that they are ambitious, yet realistic. This helps to establish a solid working relationship and ensures that the work has a clear focus with clearly defined outcomes. You may also discuss barriers that have previously hampered your success, as well as your strengths and weaknesses, to help guide the coaching process.
  • What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
    While the two disciplines may both involve support to realise your potential, a broad distinction is that coaching tends to be more immediate and practical. Unlike psychotherapy, which often works with thought patterns and core beliefs, coaching emphasises clarifying goals and uses techniques that enable and motivate you to take practical steps to achieve them.
  • How many sessions will I need?
    The coaching process is designed to promote effecient progress towards desired outcomes. Many clients are surprised by how quickly they make tangible progress. However, each client’s coaching process is unique – depending on their goals and challenges and how well they tolerate and adapt to change. The length of the coaching relationship also depends on the level of support a person requires to maintain improvements. While it’s impossible to specify a timeframe, you are always in control of your own process and it is up to you to determine the length of the work.
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