Nutrition is coming to Restore in 2020
Restore Physiotherapy is excited to announce that we will providing Nutrition services in 2020. This is in response to feedback from many of our valued clients who would love to learn more about Food and Nutrition and how it can help us to live a healthier lifestyle.
Nutritionist Stephanie Horsburgh will join the Restore team in January. She will be available to provide individualised assessments, education and advice to clients in their pursuit of lifestyle goals and healthier living.
Please contact reception for more details or book an appointment.
What is Nutritional Medicine?
Nutrition refers to the study of nutrients and other substances found in food, how the body utilizes them, and the relationship between growth, maintenance, reproduction, health and disease of an organism.
Nutritional Medicine is based upon the principle that nutrients are required for the proper functioning of all biochemical processes to which our bodies depend.
What does a Nutritionist do?
A Nutritionist is an expert in the field of food and nutrition, encompassing a holistic and individualized approach to health and healing. They practice from an evidence-based model, and look for the underlying causes of ill health or disease taking into account the physical, psychological, economic, social and environmental aspects of an individual to create a balance promoting optimal health and prevention of disease.
What type of clients/issues/health concerns can they assist?
Nutritionists can assist any individual wanting to improve their health and wellbeing through the use of proper nutrition, lifestyle advice and practitioner only supplementation (if required). They can assist clients with an array of health concerns including, but not limited to, digestive complaints, food intolerances/allergies, diabetes, weight management, inflammation, heart disease, skin conditions, hormonal imbalance, mental health issues, autoimmune diseases, focusing on food as medicine to improve physical, mental and emotional health.
How can a Nutritionist help?
By providing a thorough Initial Assessment of your case history, diet, lifestyle and current symptomology, Nutritionist’s aim to assist in motivating, educating and supporting clients to make sustainable changes that can be maintained for life. This may include the addition/removal of certain foods, advice on further testing and/or supplementation (if required), providing lifestyle guidance and having a positive relationship with food to provide a holistic, individualized approach to health and wellness.