NUTRITION / DIETETICS
Our Accredited Sports Dietitians at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre are trained to help you separate fact from fiction and give you practical advice to achieve your optimal self. We are trained to give food and nutrition advice to help improve your general health, or tailor plans for specific sporting activities.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
During your initial appointment, our Accredited Sports Dietitians will talk through any medical conditions, symptoms you would like to resolve, work/family/training commitments, body composition goals and health/nutrition goals. We will then go through your current eating patterns. Using this background information, we will provide strategies to help you achieve your goals and a meal plan to get you started.
This will be followed up with review consultations, where our Accredited Sports Dietitians will discuss what strategies worked and which need refining. We may need to tweak your meal plan or you may choose to work on other aspects of your diet altogether.
Depending on the level of nutrition support you need, we may do the following:
- Sweat Rate Testing
- Hydration Testing (Urine Specific Gravity)
- Race Day Nutrition and Hydration Plan
- Pre Race Carbohydrate Loading Plan
- Body Composition Analysis (Skinfold Measurements)
- Label Reading Exercises
- Mindful Eating Exercises
- Food Mood Diaries
- Food Symptom Diaries
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-E) for the treatment of Eating Disorders
Group based presentations can also be organised to cover a variety of topics complementing the specific sport and time of the year. If appropriate, sweat rate testing, hydration testing and skinfold measurements from the team can be carried out.
For schools and corporate groups, we provide a stand-alone or series of health and nutrition related presentations covering a variety of topics specifically designed for your audience. Previous programs conducted include: Healthy Eating 101, Fuelled up for Success, Healthy Body- Healthy Mind, Eating over the Festive Season.
OPSMC offers Nutrition / Dietetics services at our Olympic Park Campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral?
No you don’t need a referral to see an Accredited Sports Dietitian.
What do I need to bring?
You may want to bring your current exercise or training program plus a 3-5 day food diary. Please note, this is not mandatory and perfectly fine if you don’t have these things at your first appointment.
How long will the session take?
Your initial nutrition session will last 50 minutes. Regular review sessions last 25 minutes and extended review sessions last 50 minutes.
Can I get a rebate?
Patients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) rebate through Medicare. (Formerly known as an EPC plan). CDM services and Team Care arrangements (TCA) are arranged by a patient’s G.P. Please discuss your suitability for this plan with your G.P. Present any CDM/TCA plan to your Dietitian at the time of consultation. A gap fee will apply.
Is this service covered by Private Health Insurance?
Depending on your level of coverage, you may be eligible for a rebate from your private health insurance company. Please note that we cannot process rebates for nutrition services at the clinic but we can give you the required receipt to submit online to your private health insurance company.