In our fitness conscious times, nutrition counselling in Toronto has become a highly sought after service. Uncertainty about the safety and adequacy of diet has prompted many Canadians to seek dietary advice from experts. Here at Matrix Physiotherapy, we know that too often, failure to tailor the dietary suggestions to the needs lifestyles of the individual can result in abandonment of any diet. We strive to help you effectively put desired dietary changes or a doctor’s recommendations into practice, within the limitations of your particular circumstances, so you are set up for success. We are committed to offering a personalized approach to nutrition, tailoring your nutrition care plan to best meet your needs.
Matrix Physiotherapy offers nutrition counselling by our Registered Dietitian, Laurie Wybenga. Dietitians can help you review your eating habits and work with you to devise a suitable diet plan to help manage Specific Dietary needs, such as Weight Loss/Management, or to have a better understanding of how to make more balanced & healthy food choices.
At Matrix, we provide full and comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle assessments as part of our Nutrition Counselling. Located in Toronto’s downtown, we provide:
– Customized nutrition care plans, based on lifestyle, preferences, and goals
– Meal and snack ideas
– An array of educational resources and tools
– Supportive care to help you work toward your goals
Nutritional Counselling covers the topics:
– weight loss and/ or weight gain
– risk prevention: heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure
– diabetes and elevated blood sugar levels
– low iron and anemia
– gluten intolerance and celiac disease
– pregnancy nutrition
– food intolerances
What is the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?
Dietitians are health care professionals who have earned a Bachelor’s degree specializing in food and nutrition and have completed supervised practical training through a university program or in an approved hospital or community setting. Dietitians are accountable to provincial regulatory bodies for their professional conduct and the care they provide. The terms “nutritionist” or “registered nutritionist” are not protected terms in Ontario. This means that anybody can call himself or herself a nutritionist and there are no standards for their quality of care.
What does your Initial Consultation consist of?
At your initial consultation, you can expect to discuss your personal nutrition goals and/or those of your physician. An assessment will be completed reviewing information such as your medical and family history, eating habits, weight and height. Together with the dietitian, you will set goals, discuss strategies for success and a Nutrition Care plan will be tailored to your individual needs. The key is to create a plan that is sustainable and fits within your lifestyle.
What does your follow-up visit involve?
Similar to the initial consultation a brief assessment is done to track your progress. Your experiences with the previously set goals are discussed including progress and challenges. Modifications may be made to the previous plan, along with new goals and strategies to deal with potential obstacles are discussed. At Matrix Physiotherapy, our Dietitian is there to work with you to keep you on track in reaching your goals.
Is it covered by Health Insurance Plans?
Many private or workplace Extended health insurance plans or Health spending accounts cover Nutrition Counselling by a Registered Dietitian since they are licensed health care professionals. Please check with your insurance company for your annual coverage details. If your plan does not cover the services of a Registered Dietitian, save your receipt. In the province of Ontario, Registered Dietitians are classified as an “Authorized Medical Practitioner” as shown here. What this means is that you can save your receipts and supply them to your accountant for a non-refundable tax credit.
How can I benefit from a Registered Dietitian?
Whether you’re seeking relief from a chronic condition, trying to reach a healthy weight, or simply want to feel better and more energized, professional nutritional counselling can help. The following are just a few of the reasons that many of our patients choose to see one of our dietitians:
- Manage chronic conditions through diet
- Plan healthy and balanced meals and snacks
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
- Manage dietary restrictions such as allergies and intolerances
- Improve understanding of Healthy eating habits
- Potential dietary changes during Pregnancy
- Distinguishing between “Good” & “Bad” Fats
- Transitioning to a balanced vegetarian or vegan diets
Why Choose Us?
When you book nutritional counselling services through Matrix Physiotherapy, we won’t simply give you a one-size-fits-all approach. Rather, we’ll take the time to understand your individual needs, challenges and even food preferences to develop a plan that works for you. Schedule an appointment today and learn why so many Toronto residents rely on the team at Matrix for nutrition advice.
HOW NUTRITIONAL COUNSELLING BY TORONTO ‘S MATRIX PHYSIOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING TEAM AID YOU?
Whether you are seeking to lose weight, manage a health issue, or find a healthy balance, Nutritional Counselling can help you achieve your goals. Together with your dietitian, carefully planning your meal intake based on your needs, lifestyle, and medical requirements you can achieve the goals you are after. At Matrix our Nutritional Counselling team can perform a nutrition assessment and work with you to identify goals and implement a nutrition care program aimed at achieving the ultimate results.