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Toowoomba Dietitians

The Fit Lab’s Allied Health Centre now offers holistic dietetic support consultations with bulk-billing available for eligible clients.

Our expert dietitian Areeba takes the time to understand the unique health goals of each client, providing industry-leading diet and nutrition counselling customised for each individual, ensuring the best possible health outcome.

Discounted Rates Are Available For All Current Fit Lab Memberships!

Home Visits and After Hours Appointments Now Available!

Dietitian Bundle Package

Consultation & Meal Plan

Our dietitians now offer a comprehensive way to review your nutritional intake AND have a personalised meal plan to action changes in your nutrition.

Perfect for weight loss, strength training, athlete performance, treating chronic conditions & eating disorders or for general health.

Includes:

  • a 45 minute consultation with a professional Dietitian
  • a fully customised Meal Plan to suit your lifestyle and goals

 

$135

 Non-Members Rate

 

$125

Members Rate

The Fit Lab Allied Health Services Toowoomba - Dietitian / Nutritionist - Areeba Ali

Dietitian Services

At The Fit Lab Toowoomba’s 

Allied Health & Rehabilitation Unit

Holistic Dietetic Support

Our professional dietitian services encompass a range of categories, each involving carefully designed individualised dietary programs that can help you optimise your health and performance and to assist you to live the best version of your life.

Your Goals Matter

Our qualified dietitian provides industry-leading nutrition counselling that does not discriminate on size, shape, colour or weight. Health comes in all forms and we are about finding out what works for you as an individual!

Your Unique Plan

Together you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how food fuels your lifestyle, training and overall wellness. When you learn how factors such as sleep, emotions, social occasions, genetics and hormones affect your food choices and nutrient needs, you’ll have far greater success in being able to completely curb the associated negative impacts caused by a poor diet.

The Fit Lab Allied Health Services Toowoomba - Dietitian / Nutritionist

All Food On The Table

Foods are not ‘good’ or ‘bad’, they are just made of different nutrients that can be used to fuel you at different times for different reasons.

Our dietitian will show you how to learn to read your body’s cues and feel confident in choosing the foods that are right for you in that moment, regardless of where you are.

Dietitian Appointments

  • Private clients
  • NDIS Registered Provider
  • DVA
  • Medicare
  • WorkCover
  • Sporting Teams
  • Local Schools
  • BUPA Defence

Dietitian Appointments Claimed Through Medicare Have No Out Of Pocket Expense.

* Must have GP Management Plan Referral to be eligle for this discount

We offer funding under Medicare, NDIS, DVA & Private Health.

Contact us to discuss our NDIS pricing: (07) 4638 7645

First Online Consultation

60 minutes

At Fit Lab we understand that you’re unique, therefore your nutrition is unique too. In this consult, we’ll do a thorough assessment of your nutrition needs, get to know you a little as an individual to ensure the diet and nutrition advice you receive is tailored to your unique nutrition needs.

PRE CONSULTATION

Prior to your initial consultation you will receive a pre-assessment to complete. I’ll ask you to keep a 3-day visual food diary for all the foods you consume in a day (keeping a log is a little old school) This gives me time to a bit of the assessment component before we connect face-to-face so we can make the most of our time.

HEALTH, DIET & LIFESTYLE ASSESSMENT

When we meet face-to-face I will undertake a detailed review your medical history, biochemistry, social history and medications. We will discuss your goals and if relevant, baseline anthropometric measures will be discussed. I will assess your current dietary intake, eating habits, food intolerances and food preferences. I will also discuss your lifestyle including exercise and sleep habits.

PERSONALISED MEAL PLAN

Based on the dietitian's assessment, we will work together to develop a personalised dietary plan (w/ inclusion of your favourite foods). You will be emailed your unique dietary plan along with any other relevant resources or tools necessary e.g. educational resources discussed in session.

Review Consultation

30 minutes

We get it, making changes is intimidating! Especially if you are all by yourself. Review sessions with a dietitian will provide you with the ongoing support, monitoring and accountability to help you progress toward your goals. Research shows that regular sessions with a qualified dietitian yield far superior results, compared to doing it all alone.

ONGOING SUPPORT

We will discuss the current plan, discuss what’s working and what’s not. Identify any barriers towards change, develop solutions and make modifications accordingly. Then we will set 2-3x small goals to focus on to keep you motivated until your next review.

TAILORING OF YOUR MEAL PLAN

We’ll tailor your plan, monitor your progress towards your goals and provide ongoing support, guidance and accountability to help you to progress toward your goals.

EDUCATION & PRACTICAL ADVICE

We believe in empowering our clients. Most review sessions will include some structured education on topics relevant to your individual needs so that you can ultimately be an expert in your own nutrition.

 Dietitians FAQ

What is the Difference Between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

A person with the title of ‘nutritionist’ may be a qualified nutrition scientist or biochemist; or they may not have any university qualifications in human nutrition at all as there’s no government body regulating the term nutritionist.

A qualified dietitian has an Honours or Masters university degree (4-5 years) in human nutrition and dietetics and has received clinical training to prescribe special diets for medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, PCOS, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and food allergy.

Dietitians also work with people who are perfectly well but seeking expert advice in sports nutrition, vegetarian eating and stages of the lifecycle such as pregnancy.

The term ‘Accredited Practising Dietitian’ can only be used by members of the Dietitians Association of Australia which is a highly regulated government body.

What Special Diets Can You Advise Me On?

Our Dietitian can personalise an eating plan to fit your lifestyle for any of the diets listed below & more:

  • an anti-inflammatory diet high in omega 3 for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • a dairy free diet if you have an allergy or intolerance to dairy products
  • the new DASH diet proven by research to lower high blood pressure
  • a low GI or Mediterranean-style diet proven to manage diabetes and reduce insulin resistance
  • a dietary pattern to bring relief from the indigestion caused by gastro-esophageal reflux
  • a healthy diet to better manage gout pain and joint swelling
  • the new FODMAPS diet clinically shown to control symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
  • a low GI diet for insulin resistance and PCOS
  • a high phytoestrogen diet to assist with menopausal symptoms
  • a high antioxidant diet to help prevent and slow down the progression of age-related macular degeneration – the leading cause of blindness

How Often Will I Need to See My Dietitian For Follow-Up After My Initial Consult?

Research shows that regular reviews with a qualified dietitian help people maintain their new habits and better achieve their goals, compared to doing it alone.

By having regular follow up appointments you will be empowered with all the critical information and practical strategies needed to change unhealthy lifestyle habits. Our approach here at The Fit Lab is to build on the information you are already familiar with and offer as much support as you require according to your motivation level, so the frequency of your visits will depend on your needs.

Initially, many of our clients prefer to come fortnightly to keep up the momentum while they are adjusting to making lifestyle changes. Once they have made key improvements, most people can usually manage to extend their visits to fortnightly or even monthly, especially if they have a good level of support at home.

For the long term, if you have a chronic condition you would greatly benefit by visiting us every 3 to 6 months to ensure you retain excellent control of your condition and avoid the need for additional medication.

Can I Claim My Dietitian Consults Through Private Health Insurance?

You can claim a rebate on our professional fees if you have private health insurance cover for extras such as dietetics. As health funds vary, please check with your health fund to confirm your level of cover and specific rebate. Some funds pay 80% of the fee while others pay set amounts for the initial and review consultations.

To save you time queuing up at your health fund, we offer HICAPS. This means we can claim on-the-spot from your private health fund on your behalf and you only need to pay the gap. Please be sure to bring your private health fund card with you to enable us to do this.

I Have No Known Medical Issues But Can I Still Book a Consult With Your Dietitian?

Absolutely.

Dietitians see plenty of people who are well, not just those with medical conditions. We can teach you about menu planning, how to stock a healthy pantry, understanding food labels and how to makeover your favourite recipes so you can optimise your wellness and keep disease at bay!

OUR NEW NUTRITIONAL
MEMBERSHIP PLAN

Get 24/7 access to The Fit Lab’s gym facilities PLUS a subscription to our new Dietitian App including Meal Plan, Digital Food Diary, Hydration Tracking & Direct Communication with our Professional Dietitian and MORE!

Sign Up Online Now:

Qualified & Experienced

Dietitians

The Fit Lab Toowoomba’s dietitians are accredited by Australia’s top regulatory bodies:

 

Dietitians Australia

Meet Our

Dietitian:

 

Areeba

Ali

 

Extensive Experience with Medicare, DVA & NDIS Clients;
Elite & Recreational Athletes

The Fit Lab Accepts & Offers Bulk-Billing For:

Medicare
NDIS - National Disability Insurance Scheme
WorkCover Queensland
DVA - Department of Veterans' Affairs

We Accept All Major Health Funds

The Fit Lab’s Allied Health Rehabilitation Unit has a HICAPS terminal with EFTPOS for fast & convenient payment and claims. 

Once your claim is authorised, simply pay the gap amount between our fee and the maximum rebate amount allowable from your health fund.

Speak to our Allied Health team for more information about payment options:

Allied Health /

Rehabilitation Unit

Opening Hours

Our standard hours of operation:

Sunday
CLOSED
Monday
7:00AM–6:30PM
Tuesday
7:00AM–6:30PM
Wednesday
7:00AM–6:30PM
Thursday
7:00AM–6:30PM
Friday
7:00AM–6:30PM
Saturday
CLOSED

Our Location

Shop 6 / 231 James Street

Toowoomba City  QLD  4350

Access The Fit Lab via James Street

or Goggs Street.

The Fit Lab Toowoomba Rehabilitation Unit - Allied Health Services

Free Undercover Parking

The Fit Lab’s Rehabilitation Unit is located beside BCF on Level 2 of the Centrepoint on James Complex.

We have convenient undercover parking directly outside and all of our facilities are easily accessible with wheelchair access.

The Fit Lab Toowoomba - Free Undercover Parking Available

Request an Appointment

For more information about our dietitian services, contact The Fit Lab’s Allied Health Centre today:

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