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Dietary

Our Dietitians assist people who wish to achieve optimum health by providing strategies and motivation to address their health concerns and conditions. This is achieved by translating scientific nutrition information into personalised practical dietary advice of expert quality, that is patient centred and results focused.
A consultation involves assessment of your current diet, any relevant test results and history of your condition, we then work with you to develop an individualised and appropriate management plan with the aim to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
We have extensive knowledge in areas including weight management, Coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and general healthy eating.
Eating right and staying active are important no matter what your age. As we get older our bodies have different needs, so certain nutrients become especially important for good health.

Calcium and Vitamin D

Adults older than 70 need more calcium and vitamin D to help maintain bone health than they did in their younger years. To meet these needs, select calcium-rich foods and beverages and aim for three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy products each day. Other sources of calcium include fortified cereals and fruit juices, dark green leafy vegetables, canned fish with soft bones, and fortified plant-based beverages. Sources of vitamin D include fatty fish, such as salmon, eggs and fortified foods and beverages. If you take a calcium supplement or multivitamin, choose one that contains vitamin D.

Vitamin B12

Some adults older than 50 may not be able to absorb enough vitamin B12. Fortified cereal, lean meat and fish and seafood are sources of vitamin B12. Ask your doctor or a registered dietitian nutritionist if you need a vitamin B12 supplement.

Dietary Fiber

Eat fiber-rich foods to stay regular. Dietary fiber also may help lower your risk for heart disease and reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes. Eat whole-grain breads and cereals, and more beans peas and lentils— along with whole fruits and vegetables which also provide dietary fiber.

Potassium

Consuming adequate potassium, along with limiting sodium (salt) intake, may lower your risk of high blood pressure. Fruits, vegetables, beans and low-fat or fat-free dairy products are all sources of potassium. Also, select and prepare foods with little or no added salt. Add flavor to food with herbs and spices.

Know Your Fats

Most of the fats you eat should be polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which are primarily found in nuts, seeds, avocados, vegetable oils and fish. Choose foods that are low in saturated fat to help reduce your risk of heart disease.

Medwest Health Care is proudly one of Australia’s leading Allied Health Care and Medical specialists, providing a wide range of allied health services including physiotherapy, podiatry, dietary, occupational therapy, speech pathology and also alternative health services such as fire cupping, acupuncture, reiki and candling.

Backed by decades of combined experience, we employ the expertise of some of Australia’s foremost practitioners of all allied health services. We ensure that each of our patients, regardless of their given situations, are seen to with the utmost care and attention, at our clinics, Homes, Schools and in the facilities we accommodate.

At Medwest, we provide free services to clients of NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME, ENHANCED PRIMARY CARE PLAN and DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS. If you have a family member who is included under the NDIS or DVA scheme, they will be able to receive all Allied Health services for free. We also provide discounted services to clients who have a PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE and PENSIONERS. (Conditions Apply)

Women’s health physiotherapy helps treat women’s health issues such as incontinence, pelvic/ vaginal pain, prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal pain, osteoporosis, rehabilitation following breast surgery, lymphedema, education prevention, wellness and exercise and so much more.

Women’s health physiotherapists can tailor an exercise plan to help you improve a variety of symptoms caused by women’s health concerns. For example, bone density naturally decreases during menopause. So, a physiotherapist can help you strengthen your bones and improve your bone health through exercise.

Additionally, strengthening your pelvic floor, especially during and after pregnancy, is a huge component of women’s health physiotherapy. Pregnancy and childbirth obviously put a lot of stress on your pelvic floor and it’s essential to strengthen this area as much as possible. It’ll not only help you during childbirth but also can help prevent incontinence, prolapse and other pelvic floor related issues.

Backed by decades of experience in skin care and cosmetic services, we employ the expertise of some of Australia’s foremost practitioners. We ensure that each of our patients, regardless of their given situations, are getting the utmost care and attention.