Rebates and HICAPS
Most health insurers pay a rebate for Dietitian and Exercise Physiology services. This means accessing our service is more affordable if you have Extras Cover.
Andrea also accepts Medicare funded Team Care Arrangements and GP Management Plans for chronic disease. This is not a bulk billed service and a gap will be payable on the consultation day.
HICAPS allows for on the spot claims with Medicare and Private Health Insurers.
Dietitian and Nutrition Services
Why use an Accredited Practising Dietitian?
The APD credential is a public guarantee of nutrition and dietetic expertise. APDs are university qualified and undertake ongoing training and are committed to the DAA Code of Professional Conduct and Statement of Ethical Practice. APDs help clients by translating scientific information into practical dietary advice that is prescribed to meet individual goals, lifestyles and needs. APDs often apply a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure the best nutrition care for clients. Andrea specialises in the following areas of Dietetic practice:
- Weight and body composition management
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Cardiovascular disease- high blood pressure, cholesterol
- Sports nutrition
Why use an Accredited Sports Dietitian? A Sports Dietitian is a Dietitian that specialises in the specific nutrition requirements of athletes, which can significantly vary between and within sporting disciplines and athletes. Changes to training and competition regimes will alter nutrition requirements. As an athlete it is important to understand varying nutrition requirements, and how to plan and implement practices that will best support sports performance. Andrea specialises in the following Sports Nutrition areas:
- Competition and race day nutrition preparation
- Anthrompometry and body composition assessment
- Body composition strategies- increase lean muscle tissue
- Immune function and fatigue prevention
- Nutrition recovery practices
Exercise Physiology Services
Why use an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
An AEP is a university qualified allied health professional, who specialises in clinical exercise interventions for people at risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. AEPs prescribe exercise to help the body move efficiently, so that movement is free and flowing. In this way movement can become more enjoyable, improve physical performance and potentially reduce the risk of future injury.
Andrea has developed particular interest in helping clients with:
- Sports performance (including strength and conditioning)
- Chronic pain (including Musculoskeletal, and Fibromyalgia)
- Osteoporosis prevention and management (return to movement post fracture)
- Cardiovascular health
- Diabetes and metabolic disorders
- Weight management
Health Risk Assessment
Why invest in a health risk assessment?
Cardiovascular Disease (heart attack and stroke) remains the number one cause of premature death in Australia. According to Diabetes Australia, 2 million Australians are at risk of Type 2 Diabetes with up to 58 percent of cases being prevented or delayed through early detection and lifestyle intervention.
Identifying risk factors enables the health professional to tailor your nutrition and exercise program to improve your risk profile. By adopting healthy lifestyle changes, chronic disease can be prevented and in some cases reversed.
ISAK Accredited Anthropometrist
ISAK provides the international standard for training and accrediting Anthropometrists in the measurement of human body composition. This ensures the highest level of accuracy and reliability with personal assessments. An ISAK Accredited Anthropometrist will assess body composition, and provide somatotype profiling. They explain and monitor results as they are relevant to nutrition, health, fitness and sports performance goals. This practice is commonly adopted within the elite or serious sporting environments. Andrea is an ISAK Accredited Anthropometrist.