Accredited Practicing Dietitians are qualified health professionals who can assist people to translate scientifically relevant nutritional information to their own lives and circumstances, establishing eating pattern which nourish body and mind, enabling people to live well.
A Dietetic consultation can assist anyone who wants to improve their health and nutrition through food and lifestyle change, supporting people to build a healthy relationship with food and with their bodies.
Dietetic therapy not only focuses on food and eating but can also address concerns about body image, weight, physical activities and thought patterns that may be preventing people from living a healthy balanced life.
All therapy at Mind Body Well begins with an initial Assessment Phase, which may take between 1-3 sessions, depending on the complexity of the issues to be addressed in therapy. At the end of this Assessment Phase, your therapist will negotiate with you a Treatment Plan, which will outline:
- the focus and goals of your therapy
- the treatment approaches to be used
- your treatment team - which along with seeing the Dietitian may also include one of the Psychologists at Mind Body Well
Each 'Phase' of therapy will have clear treatment goals, and a timeframe after which the effectiveness of therapy will be measured by you and your therapist. Some clients will have multiple 'phases' of treatment, whereas others may have more short term treatment.
Considering seeing a Dietitian but not sure what they offer?
You can read more on the blog post about Nutritional Therapies here.
MEDICARE AND PRIVATE HEALTH CLAIMS FOR DIETETIC THERAPY
You may be eligible to claim rebates for Dietetic Therapy if you have:
A referral and Enhanced Primary Care Plan completed by your Doctor, or
- Private Heath Insurance which includes Dietetic Therapy as part of your extras cover.
Please note – we do not Bulk Bill. All sessions will incur an out of pocket fee, and full payment is to be made on the day of your session. If you are eligible for a Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebate, you will be provided with a claimable receipt which you can then use to make your claim (we don't process the claims in-house).