WHAT IS DIETETICS?
Dietetics applies an in depth understanding of the role of nutrition in a healthy lifestyle and the prevention and treatment of disease and illnesses. Our Practicing Accredited Dietitian, Maddie Hardgrave, is experienced in the field of nutrition education and can help with much more than just advice for obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight.
There are many other illnesses and conditions that can be treated and managed with the help of a dietitian. However, you don't need to be unwell to benefit from her advice and services - a nutritional plan from a dietary expert can be useful for preventing illness and promoting good health and fitness for everyone.
Maddie is available in Tin Can Bay, Gympie and Noosa districts. She also provides a mobile dietitian service for home visits. Maddie can assist with advice and education on dietary choices specific to your health and lifestyle. Her specialist areas include:
Diabetes prevention and management
Aged Care Nutrition
Gastrointestinal health, including eating for allergies and intolerances
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Nutrition for Cancer
OUR DIETITIAN ON THE COOLOOLA AND SUNSHINE COAST SPECIALISES IN...
As we age our dietary requirements also change. Our dietitian can help you maintain a healthy weight and optimum nutrition. Eat well to live longer and with greater vitality and quality of life.
Forget fad diets and gimmicks. Our dietitian will offer evidence based nutritional advice to help you achieve a healthy body weight and reduce your risk of a chronic health condition.
Diabetes Australia recommends anyone diagnosed with diabetes should visit a dietitian. Receive evidence based dietary advice to help manage your condition safely and effectively.
Our dietitian can help with chronic disease management, healthy food choices and weight management, all with an understanding of the unique challenges of your condition.
RECOGNITION OF THE VALUE OF DIETETICS
The health value of a healthy diet to prevent and manage disease is widely recognised. Many of our clients are eligible for assistance with the cost of seeking dietary advice through:
Medicare - if you have a chronic health condition (6 months or more) you may be eligible for a referral under Medicare's Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM). Speak to your GP.
Your Home Care Package (HCP) under the Australian Government's My Aged Care intiative.
NDIS for people living with a disability.
Referral from DVA for servicemen and women, veterans and war widows.
Most major health funds provide rebates for dietetics. Please check with your health fund for more details.
You are also welcome to make an appointment without a referral. Contact us on 07 5456 1599 to arrange a suitable time or use our online booking system.
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OUR REFERRAL PARTNERS
HOME CARE FOR SENIORS
We recommend Home Care Assistance as our preferred home care provider on the Sunshine Coast. Servicing Redcliffe to Gympie, Home Care Assistance gives seniors an alternative to leaving their home by providing top quality community care and in-home care.
Are you looking to received exercise physiology or dietetics through your home care package? Full Circle Wellness is able to include these and other services within eligible packages. Speak to Home Care Assistance on 07 5491 6888 and find out how they can help you or your loved one.
YOUR LOCAL GP IN GYMPIE
We are often asked if we know any good doctors and we highly recommend the caring practitioners at Medical on Mary. We sometimes work within their premises and see how thorough and professional they are in their care.
Medical on Mary offer a special health assessment for over 75's and understand the importance of exercise physiology and dietetics. Speak to them about getting a referral to one of our allied health professionals.