A Dietitian is a medical health care professional who is regulated by law and holds a degree in dietetics. They work closely with doctors and generally assist patients who are suffering from: diabetes, obesity, anorexia, bulimia and high cholesterol etc.
A Kinesiologist specialises in the ‘mechanics’ of the human body. By studying the musculoskeletal system they can determine which parts are working well and which are not. They will then design movement-programmes to help assist the patient recover or assist them.
A Nutritionist advises and plans nutrition programmes for individuals, schools, hospitals, and other institutions. They help prevent and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and suggesting diet changes.
Occupational Therapists (OT) treat patients with physical or mental disabilities, developmental or learning problems using a combination of physical and mental exercises and activities – empowering them to be as independent as possible, and experience dignity and quality of life.
Physiotherapists treat people with a range of physical difficulties which may be caused by accidents, disability, illness or ageing. They work with patients to maximise the range of movement they experience and to promote health and wellbeing.
Podiatrists are highly trained medical professionals. Podiatrists treat lower-leg conditions such as knock-knees, inwardly turned feet, skin infections, diabetes, arthritis, circulation problems, and sports injuries. They also treat foot and leg disorders in children, older people, or disabled people.
A Speech Therapist helps people (young and old) with speech and language disorders. Speech Therapists often work with children who develop speech impediments (problems) like lisping and stuttering as well as helping people who have suffered from strokes or brain damage.
A Sports Massage Therapist is a person trained in treating injuries and well as implementing preventative treatments with regard to muscle health, connective tissues, symmetry, balance, posture, toning and range of movement throughout the body.