Why see a dietitian?
At Perfect Balance Nutrition, our Dietitians have degrees and post-graduate training in the field of Dietetics. This gives us the clinical edge to be able to work out complex issues and apply solutions in simple, practical and effective terms.
We are able to deal with general healthy eating for all ages as well as nutrition relating to disease specific conditions.
Why are there no testimonials on your website?
The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) has a strict rule of non-use of testimonials for promotional purposes. This is both to protect your privacy and to ensure that you and your circumstances are not exploited for promotional or monetary gain. For more information on professional standards, click the link below.
What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?
The short answer is no. Anyone can seek advice from a Dietitian at any time by simply making an appointment. If you are considering seeking advice from a Dietitian you can call Perfect Balance Nutrition and arrange a consultation with one of our team.
Your first consultation involves an initial assessment, including medical history, any medications or nutritional supplements being taken, doing some measurements and finding out more about your lifestyle so that we can tailor a meal plan to fit your life.
We go over diet history and give general recommendations to get you started. All of your information is then plugged into metabolic calculations and an individual meal plan is given and discussed during your second visit.
That depends on the individual and your circumstances. After the first two sessions, any further visits will be discussed and agreed upon by you and your Dietitian.
Generally yes. However, if it is deemed that it would be best for you to see one of our dietitians who specialises in your particular circumstances, then that decision would be made after consultation between you and your current dietitian.
Yes. Rebates are available if an enhanced primary care plan is in place. If you have private healthcare with extras you will be able to claim your visit from your provider. It is always advisable to check with your Private Healthcare Insurance provider prior to your visit as rebates may differ between providers. We are also registered Department of Veteran’s Affairs Providers.
Yes you can
Bring your Doctor’s referral if applicable. Also bring any recent blood test results and a list of any medications and nutritional supplements you are taking.
Prior to your first visit you will be emailed a food questionnaire, as well as a registration and consent form that you need to complete and bring with you so that we can get a complete picture of where you are at nutritionally.