Nutrition & Dietetics

We provide quality, evidence-based advice, support and resources on all aspects of nutrition. As well as assisting our clients to maintain optimal health, the Accredited Practising Dietitian service at Phytness HealthCare is here to assist you in making any lifestyle changes necessary to manage chronic conditions in a way which suits your current situation and needs.


Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) are your nutrition experts. APDs can advise you on how to manage your weight, optimise your diet through healthy eating, as well as the specific nutritional management of chronic health conditions. They translate the latest in nutrition scientific into tailored, practical dietary advice to assist you stay healthy and/or manage your condition. Nutritional management should be reviewed by an APD periodically. Our Accredited Practising Dietitian’s are registered with all major private health insurers, Medicare and the Department of Veterans Affairs.


The Phytness HealthCare APD is also trained to advise you on the specific nutritional management of chronic diseases such as:

  • Diabetes

  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance

  • High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol

  • Heart disease

  • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Eating Disorders

  • Osteoporosis

  • Food allergy and intolerance

  • Childhood eating disorders

  • Depression Arthritis


Nutritional Assessment

This takes place in the first session with the Dietitian and has a duration of approximately 60 minutes. You will be asked a series of questions which assist the Dietitian in understanding which treatment approach will most benefit you. The assessment may involve setting goals and discussing some practical strategies for achieving them. There will also be an opportunity to have any nutritional questions answered.


Nutritional Review

This takes place after the initial assessment and is a chance for you to discuss your goals and provide feedback on how well the strategies devised in the last session suited your lifestyle. Review sessions usually take 20-30 minutes and are not limited in number. You can attend for a review as frequently as you like, however regular intervals are recommended as this produces more comprehensive outcomes.


Extended Nutritional Review

Sometimes circumstances arise where 20-30 minutes is insufficient time to cover all the events between sessions, such as in the event of a new diagnosis or difficulty implementing the strategies discussed. In this case, an extended review session (45-50 minutes) can be requested (please note, a slightly higher fee is involved).


Supermarket Tour

For those who have received some nutritional information, but feel slightly bombarded when trying to take everything into account at the supermarket. Spend some time in the supermarket with the Phytness HealthCare Accredited Practising Dietitian who can show you which food choices and products on the shelf will provide the best quality nutrition for your taste preferences and budget. Please note, at least a Nutritional Assessment session will be required in order for the Dietitian to provide the most appropriate suggestions during the supermarket tour.


Nutritional Screen

Ever wondered if what you’re eating will give you all the nutrients your body needs for optimal health? The Phytness HealthCare Accredited Practising Dietitian can let you know! You will be required to attend an initial 30 minute consultation where you provide a written food record and answer some questions regarding your lifestyle. The Dietitian will then be able to do all the number crunching and in a 60 minute follow-up session, provide feedback as well as any information and resources required to help you hit all your nutritional targets.


Diabetes management

Being diagnosed with Diabetes can be a difficult time. But with the help from the right support networks and supportive care from the Phytness HealthCare team, your experience could become much easier. That path starts with gaining an understanding of what Diabetes means, and what support and strategies are available to ease symptoms and to reduce the risk of long term complications. Phytness HealthCare have an Accredited Practising Dietitian and an Accredited exercise physiologist who can work together to assist with diabetes management either at an individual (one to one) or group level to improve the lives of those suffering from Type 1 or 2 Diabetes. Eligible individuals can receive a Medicare rebate for the program through the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) programme. You will need to consult your General Practitioner to determine if you are eligible or speak to Phytness HealthCare for more information on how to be referred.