Gidgee Healing provides a range of services from visiting Allied Health professionals, so that we can more holistically support the health and wellbeing of our clients and their families. Comprehensive care from our Allied Health team is offered free of charge once a referral is made via our General Practitioners.
Podiatrists provide appropriate screening, treatment and advice on foot and lower limb conditions, with the aim of improving people’s independence, mobility and general quality of life.
A Podiatrist is an Allied Health Professional who can help with a whole range of foot related issues, including the prevention and management of diabetic foot complications.
Dietitians are Allied Health professionals trained in food and nutrition, who specialise in understanding your dietary requirements and support you to eat well and look after your health.
You may want to prevent or recover from illness, prevent or manage your diabetes, to lose or gain weight, or manage a food allergy or intolerance. Dietitians will listen to you and help you decide which foods are right for your body, in a way that suits your lifestyle and family. The Dietitian can also provide you with easy-to-prepare meal ideas and recipes, as well as offer support and motivation when you need it.
Gidgee Healing offers the services of a visiting Diabetes Educator; a health professional who works closely with other members of the team to help people with diabetes manage their condition and prevent complications.
Diabetes Educators help you understand Diabetes, provide advice on how to get your blood glucose levels within a target range, what can happen in the future and what to look out for if something goes wrong. The Diabetes Educator works closely with the Dietitian and Podiatrist and can help you with meal plans and taking good care of your feet.
For people with Type I Diabetes, Diabetes Educators can help you manage your medication. For people with Type II Diabetes, Diabetes Educators can help you prolong needing medication and prevent complications. They can also help you make the transition to medication if it is needed to keep you well.
Exercise Physiologists are Allied Health professionals who can help with exercise and lifestyle education for the prevention and management of chronic disease, injury and disability. You might see an Exercise Physiologist at Gidgee Healing to help you:
- Improve your overall health and wellbeing
- Overcome persisting pain caused by injury or overuse
- Improve your fitness
- Lose, or put on weight
- Improve your heart health
- Control your diabetes
- Improve recovery
- Become more independent