When people think of rehabilitation, they often picture physiotherapists, occupational therapists, or speech and language therapists.
But Dieticians also have a role to play in helping people recover from illness, or have the best quality of life while living with a condition.
Diet is a key element of good health. Dietetics is basically a study of food and nutrition and its effects on the health of a person. Dieticians are the experts on good nutrition and the food choices that can make us healthy. Our Dieticians design nutrition programs to protect health, prevent allergic reactions and alleviate the symptoms of many types of disease.
Dieticians need to be consulted if you are suffering from any kind of deficiencies or chronic disorder in the body. Dieticians offer meal plans for patients, people with lifestyle problems, Stroke, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson, kidney failure, eating disorders, and people with different kinds of alignment.
Dietician in a rehab setting is so important in improving patients’ level of function, as it aids their ability to perform better in physio or occupational therapy, therefore enabling a more effective rehab and making discharge much more likely.
Good nutrition helps to improve physical and mental functioning – and, most importantly, it can improve quality of life.
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