A Unique Philosophy
The purpose of Freya Health is to help people achieve their happiest and healthiest version of themselves. In Norse mythology Freya was the Goddess of love, beauty and fertility. Freya Health aims to offer a fresh and fertile new beginning.
The daisy was Freya’s sacred flower; thus, the daisy symbolises childbirth, motherhood and new beginnings.
Freya Health has been established to help provide support, educate and create community for women and men looking to seek a natural route to health, achieve optimal wellbeing and for many of Freya's clients the journey to hormonal harmony and building a family.
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Hi, I’m Bec. I am a qualified Clinical Nutritionist and Osteopath with over 12 years experience. After working for over a decade in Brisbane, Bec and her young family decided it was time to permanently head north to the beautiful Sunshine Coast rather than spending half the weekend sitting on the Bruce Hwy.
I have a clinical interest in women’s health and life stage specific nutrition from puberty to menopause. I have completed further training (both Osteopathically and Nutritionally) in women's health, pregnancy, postpartum, pelvic floor care and fertility. I am one of a select few Osteopaths that are trained in treatment pelvic floor dysfunction and internal assessment and techniques.
My biggest areas of interest include, but not limited too – hypothalamic amenorrhea, endometriosis, PCOS, infertility, recurrent miscarriage, male factor infertility, thyroid health, female athlete optimisation, acne, dysmenorrhea, menopause support, pregnancy, pelvic girdle pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, IVF support. You can read more about these topics in our blog.
I bring a compassionate and empathetic approach to treatment and work with you to customise a realistic and achievable plan.
Prior to relocating to the Sunshine Coast was also a Curriculum Facilitator at Endeavour College and volunteered for Women’s Health Queensland and QENDO working to support women with endometriosis, adenomyosis and infertility.
So how did I become so interested in women’s health and these areas in particular?
Simple, through both personal and professional struggles I have identified a gap in the market and lack of support for so many. I aim to provide a place to hold space and be a part of your therapeutic team.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopaths are government registered allied health primary care practitioners. Osteopaths are regulated by AHPRA. Osteopaths are university qualified professionals who study anatomy, physiology, pathology, general healthcare and osteopathic techniques.
As an osteopath we focus on treating your neuro-musculoskeletal system, meaning we treat the entire body as a unit, everything is interconnected – the bones, muscles, nerves, fascia, organs and every bodily system. As an osteopath we conduct musculoskeletal and nervous system assessments, use hands on manual therapy techniques, exercise and rehabilitation prescription, lifestyle, ergonomics and movement advice. Treatment may also involve stress management techniques and education to help reduce or eliminate anything that may be causing and maintaining your pain. We believe the body requires a wholistic approach to care and one part musn’t be treated without considering the impact of the rest of the body, this includes physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
If you wish to learn more about Osteopathy in Australia you can visit the Osteopathy Australia website at www.osteopathy.org.au. If you are with a private health fund, DVA or on a CDM plan from your GP you may be eligible to receive rebates on your osteopathy treatment.
What is Clinical Nutrition?
As a Clinical Nutritionist Bec holds a degree in Health Science – Nutritional Medicine. Firstly to clarify, this is not the same as being a dietitian and is not an APD. Nutritional Medicine/Clinical Nutrition allows integration of traditional food as medicine principles backed with the science of nutritional biochemistry of how foods and specific nutrients interact in the body.
This means tailored individualised nutrition plans and suggestions are created and supplements may be prescribed when certain nutrients are indicated due to deficiencies or to support the bodies functioning and healing capacity. It is important to see a qualified practitioner when taking supplements as what is required is unique to your individual case and in some people may even be contraindicated due to specific illnesses or medications you are currently taking.
Clinical nutritionists will not just assess your diet but also delve deeper into your lifestyle, sleep habits, stress levels, beliefs around food, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in order to create a complete treatment plan working to meet your goals and desired outcomes.
When indicated testing may be required to ensure an appropriate treatment plan is created. This may include stool testing, blood and saliva tests for hormones, iron levels, parasitic infection, food intolerances and many more. Testing is an additional cost as these are done through laboratories.