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What is a Nutritionist?
Clinical Nutritional integrates 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 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.
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
Will my health insurance cover services?
This depends on your private health insurer and level of cover, it is best to check with them and your policy. Most Insurance companies cover Osteopathy, whilst only a select few cover nutrition. Contact me if you wish to see if your insurance company will cover a Nutrition consult.
What forms of payment does Freya Health take?
At Freya payments can be made online, via direct debit, card and cash payments are accepted for consults in clinic.
What is the difference between a nutritionist and a dietitian?
Both dietitian and nutritionists work towards a similar goal - achieving optimal health outcomes for clients. Clinical nutritionists take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing and look at the whole person, not just diet. Treatment is aimed toward preventative care and not only includes diet modifications but also supplement prescription and lifestyle strategies. Dietitian's are a regulated health profession undertaking 4 years of study and often work in a tertiary setting such as hospitals. Currently in Australia nutrition is an unregulated profession, meaning that many people can call themselves a nutritionist. Rebecca has studied a 3 year Bachelor of Health Science, Nutritional Medicine in order to gain her qualification and thus is appropriately qualified to offer nutritional and health services. The profession is working towards regulation in order to ensure professional standards are upheld.