Dietetics at The Geelong Neuro Centre
An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is medically trained to manage various health conditions. An APD breaks down the nutrition science and translates this information into practical advice for each individual’s health needs.
Our APDs have extensive experience in managing various health conditions including;
- Swallowing difficulty/dysphagia and texture modified diets; including nutrition supplements.
- Tube feeding and management of Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN);
- Completed an Advanced Scope of Practice for dietitians in gastrostomy/PEG care.
- Gastrointestinal conditions; irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea/incontinence, food intolerances, reflux/GORD, bloating, pelvic floor dysfunction, cancers, Diverticular Disease, Coeliac Disease.
- Progressive neurological conditions.
- Undernutrition/malnutrition and weight gain.
- Weight and body image concern; creating cost-effective and well-balanced meal plans, and those wishing to lose weight.
- Wound healing.
- Eating Disorders and disordered eating.
- Cardiovascular conditions; high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Type 2
What to expect in a consultation with our APDs;
- Analysis of current and past medical history; including blood tests and medications.
- Lifestyle and symptom assessment; your day-to-day routines, symptoms, and weight changes.
- Dietary assessment; including meal patterns, likes/dislikes, fluid intake, exploration of your relationship with food. If you are tube fed we will assess all aspects of your feeding regimen including tolerance to feeds, method of feeding and stoma/tube care.
- A plan which is achievable and specific to you and your individual goals.