Nutrition is a science that investigates how nutrients, vitamins and minerals affect our metabolism and their role in health and the prevention of chronic diseases.

Nutrition plays a significant role in the everyday functions of the body and maintaining a healthy diet not only gives the body the energy and nutrients it requires to function, but also has numerous health benefits including decreasing the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. A healthy diet can also improve mental health by improving mood, increasing concentration, and decreasing feelings of fatigue, anxiety and depression.

Who are Nutritionists?

Nutritionists are tertiary trained qualified nutrition professionals that have expertise in a range of nutrition areas such as community health and public health nutrition. Nutritionists offer nutritional counselling to individuals and communities about food choices for a healthy balanced diet, important nutrients required at difference stages of development and the role of nutrients in health and the prevention of disease.

A consultation with our Nutritionist will give you an individual and personalised service which will assist you in achieving and maintaining realistic lifestyle changes in order to reach your individual goals.

Nutritional Counselling Offered

We offer nutritional counselling in:

  • Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition
  • Adult and Elderly Nutrition
  • Allergies and Intolerances
  • Weight Loss
  • Nutrition Before, During and After Pregnancy
  • Diabetes Management
  • General Nutrition and Healthy Eating
  • Prevention and Lowering of Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Common Nutritional Concerns

Allergies and Intolerances

These include:

  • Coeliac Disease and Gluten Intolerance
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Fructose Malabsorption
  • Natural Food Chemical Sensitivity

It is extremely important that these conditions are not self-diagnosed as there may be other medical issues causing similar symptoms. If you are experiencing bloating, excessive wind, abdominal discomfort, constipation or diarrhoea there is a chance you may have an intolerance or malabsorption issue which is causing your symptoms. Our Nutritionist will conduct a thorough investigation of your symptoms and will assist you in finding the problem foods and show you simple dietary modifications which will help prevent your symptoms. She can also assist you with following gluten-free, lactose-free, FODMAP, or low chemical diets and incorporating these into a healthy balanced diet.

Weight Loss

Weight loss is not about fad diets or calorie counting, as these often lead to weight gain once the dieting has ceased as they are unsustainable long-term. The most important thing in weight loss is sustaining a well-balanced diet, healthy eating habits, and participating in regular physical activity.

Our Nutritionist will work with you to create an individually tailored program incorporating your personal goals and how you can achieve them.


Our Nutritionist will support and assist you in learning how to manage your diabetes and how different foods can affect your blood glucose levels. Managing your diabetes will not only make you feel better, but also aid in the prevention of health complications associated with diabetes.

Appointment Duration

60 minutes for Initial Consultations
30 Minutes for Subsequent Consultations

Extended appointments are also available upon request for an additional fee.

Making an Appointment

It is not necessary to obtain a referral from your doctor to make an appointment with our Nutritionist.

Please contact Cranbourne Physiotherapy to make an appointment with Vanessa.

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