Eating patterns & structure
Determining healthy weight range
Psychology of eating
Strategies for skinfold reduction
ANTHROPOMETRY: BODY COMPOSITION
Weight and height (BMI)
Waist Hip ratio (WHR)
Body Composition : Skinfold testing, Girth measurements and weight
Nutrition to complement weights training programs
Supplementation analysis: To take or not to take – weighing up between benefits vs. detriments
WHAT IS A DIETITIAN?
Dietitians are University trained Nutrition specialists who are clinically trained in providing counselling to individuals and groups on dietary education and healthy eating lifestyles.
An accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) will be registered and comply with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) to deliver best practice guidelines in nutrition management.
An Accredited Sports Dietitian of the Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) body will have met the specific requirements stipulated by this specialist organisation to practice Sports Nutrition.
Dietitians (APDs) differ from Nutritionists (ANs) in that they are trained and qualified to advise patients on the specific nutrition management of chronic health conditions. They translate scientific information into individualised, evidence-based practical advice to assist patients to manage their condition. Nutritional management should be reviewed by an APD periodically.
The overall aim is to improve patient outcomes through medical nutrition therapy (MNT)
WHAT IS A SPORTS DIETITIAN?
The main objective of a Sports Dietitian is to identify the best eating and drinking strategies to fuel and meet an individual’s nutritional schedule and training/competition requirements. These strategies should always be tailored to each person’s unique lifestyle choices and circumstances to ensure their performance and day to day well-being needs are optimised.
Overall, a Sports Dietitian aims to maximise an athlete’s performance, whatever level of sport they participate in. To achieve this ultimate goal, the Dietitian can aide with:
- General health and immunity
Maximising energy levels
- Support growth and body composition
- Hydration goals and strategies
WHAT SERVICES CAN A DIETITIAN PROVIDE?
Individuals or groups can benefit through counselling, group workshops, tours or lectures. These are the main areas that can be covered from the first consultation up until the end of their care continuum.
For more information about Sandringham Sports Physio, Bayside’s leading physiotherapy clinic, get in touch with our friendly team on 03 9583 5248, fill out our contact form, or book online with ease.