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SOME TIME NOW, BUT HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS FIRST?

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Why should I see a dietitian? Symptoms and signs something isn’t right

Whether you want to improve your general health and eating habits or manage a chronic health condition through nutrition, a dietitian is right for you.

You should see a dietitian if:

  • You feel like your relationship with food needs help
  • You have been diagnosed with a chronic illness and your healthcare provider has suggested
  • for you to see a dietitian.
  • You’re dealing with disordered eating thoughts and/or patterns
  • You have no appetite or are constantly fatigued
  • You have no appetite or are constantly fatigued
  • You are always hungry, but never satisfied
  • You have abnormal biochemistry (blood work)
  • You have digestive upset after eating
  • You want to improve your performance at the gym
  • You feel like you’ve done everything to lose weight, but you can’t
  • You need help with how to plan your meals/ groceries etc

What do dietitians do? Key benefits:

As a dietitian, we are able to give you qualified and personalised nutrition advice to improve your health and wellbeing by using scientific principles and methods. A key benefit of seeing a dietitian over a nutritionist is that we are qualified in helping to prevent and treat chronic illness (through nutrition support) which may affect a person’s eating behaviours and/ or food intake.

How it works

An online consultation with a dietitian works exactly like an in-person consultation. Using video conferencing such as zoom; I will be able to conduct your nutrition consultation. This method of consultation will allow me to screen share any necessary information or resources as we go so that you are completely aware of every step of the consultation.

INITIAL CONSULTATION (1 hr)

  1. A full health and medical assessment will be undertaken
    Before we get started, we will first discuss your overall goal/s. This will be followed by
    a detailed data collection including medical history which encompasses anthropometric
    measures (height, weight/ weight history and BMI), biochemistry (blood work), relevant surgeries, medications and any supplements you may be taking.
  2. An assessment of your physical activity, diet and eating habits, sleep hygiene and stress will be discussed. This will be followed by any signs
    and symptoms you may be currently experiencing and barriers that might be
    stopping you from achieving your goals.
  3. The intervention. Based on our full assessment, we will look at ways in which we can start to address the issues/ problems you are experiencing. I will also help to educate you on topics relevant to your nutrition issue.
  4. A personalised prescriptive meal plan and summary from our session will be complete and sent to you (You will receive your meal plan within 7 days of your initial assessment). This will be accompanied by any relevant guidelines/resources or dietetic tools that you may need to help support you in achieving your goal/s.

What happens after the consult?

After the consult you will receive your prescriptive meal plan and resources to get you started.

While an initial consultation will help you to get started in achieving your nutrition goals, dietetic review sessions will help to keep you accountable and be essential in moving your progress forward! We recommend a minimum of 4 nutrition consultations for new clients.

This protocol is a great introduction to your healthy lifestyle and prescribed health management plan. To continue on with this and integrate lasting change we recommend our clients commit to the 12 week Perform with Elle Form program.

What happens after I pay & before the consult?

Payment for the session will be collected before the consultation, upon making the booking. This will confirm your booking.

You will then receive a detailed questionnaire which you will need to have filled out at least 24 hrs prior to the initial consultation. This will allow me to start making an assessment before we complete our online consultation.

You will also receive a zoom link which will take you directly to your consultation.

Am I eligible for rebates through private health or Medicare?

Private Health

Please contact your private health fund to seek details on whether you are eligible for dietetic rebates. Most health funds will provide rebates for dietetic consultations. A referral is not needed if claiming through private health.

Medicare

Medicare rebates are only available if you have a referral from your GP. A referral may only be given by your GP if you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, a diagnosed eating disorder, kidney disease and other chronic conditions. Medicare benefits are available for up to five allied health services per eligible patient, per calendar year. The benefit is approximately $50 per session. You will then need to pay the gap of the consultation fee. To check your eligibility and exact benefits, please contact your GP and medicare.

HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING ABOUT JOINING ELLEFORM FOR
SOME TIME NOW, BUT HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS FIRST?

Let us help you understand the service and how it can work for you…

Why should I see a dietitian? Symptoms and signs something isn’t right

Whether you want to improve your general health and eating habits or manage a chronic health condition through nutrition, a dietitian is right for you.

You should see a dietitian if:

  • You feel like your relationship with food needs help
  • You have been diagnosed with a chronic illness and your healthcare provider has suggested
  • for you to see a dietitian.
  • You’re dealing with disordered eating thoughts and/or patterns
  • You have no appetite or are constantly fatigued
  • You have no appetite or are constantly fatigued
  • You are always hungry, but never satisfied
  • You have abnormal biochemistry (blood work)
  • You have digestive upset after eating
  • You want to improve your performance at the gym
  • You feel like you’ve done everything to lose weight, but you can’t
  • You need help with how to plan your meals/ groceries etc

What do dietitians do? Key benefits:

As a dietitian, we are able to give you qualified and personalised nutrition advice to improve your health and wellbeing by using scientific principles and methods. A key benefit of seeing a dietitian over a nutritionist is that we are qualified in helping to prevent and treat chronic illness (through nutrition support) which may affect a person’s eating behaviours and/ or food intake.

How it works

An online consultation with a dietitian works exactly like an in-person consultation. Using video conferencing such as zoom; I will be able to conduct your nutrition consultation. This method of consultation will allow me to screen share any necessary information or resources as we go so that you are completely aware of every step of the consultation.

INITIAL CONSULTATION (1 hr)

  1. A full health and medical assessment will be undertaken
    Before we get started, we will first discuss your overall goal/s. This will be followed by
    a detailed data collection including medical history which encompasses anthropometric
    measures (height, weight/ weight history and BMI), biochemistry (blood work), relevant surgeries, medications and any supplements you may be taking.
  2. An assessment of your physical activity, diet and eating habits, sleep hygiene and stress will be discussed. This will be followed by any signs
    and symptoms you may be currently experiencing and barriers that might be
    stopping you from achieving your goals.
  3. The intervention. Based on our full assessment, we will look at ways in which we can start to address the issues/ problems you are experiencing. I will also help to educate you on topics relevant to your nutrition issue.
  4. A personalised prescriptive meal plan and summary from our session will be complete and sent to you (You will receive your meal plan within 7 days of your initial assessment). This will be accompanied by any relevant guidelines/resources or dietetic tools that you may need to help support you in achieving your goal/s.

What happens after the consult?

After the consult you will receive your prescriptive meal plan and resources to get you started.

While an initial consultation will help you to get started in achieving your nutrition goals, dietetic review sessions will help to keep you accountable and be essential in moving your progress forward! We recommend a minimum of 4 nutrition consultations for new clients.

This protocol is a great introduction to your healthy lifestyle and prescribed health management plan. To continue on with this and integrate lasting change we recommend our clients commit to the 12 week Perform with Elle Form program.

What happens after I pay & before the consult?

Payment for the session will be collected before the consultation, upon making the booking. This will confirm your booking.

You will then receive a detailed questionnaire which you will need to have filled out at least 24 hrs prior to the initial consultation. This will allow me to start making an assessment before we complete our online consultation.

You will also receive a zoom link which will take you directly to your consultation.

Am I eligible for rebates through private health or Medicare?

Private Health

Please contact your private health fund to seek details on whether you are eligible for dietetic rebates. Most health funds will provide rebates for dietetic consultations. A referral is not needed if claiming through private health.

Medicare

Medicare rebates are only available if you have a referral from your GP. A referral may only be given by your GP if you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, a diagnosed eating disorder, kidney disease and other chronic conditions. Medicare benefits are available for up to five allied health services per eligible patient, per calendar year. The benefit is approximately $50 per session. You will then need to pay the gap of the consultation fee. To check your eligibility and exact benefits, please contact your GP and medicare.