Discover the Benefits of Healthy Eating with a Naturopath in the comfort of your own home.

Healthy eating is undeniably a cornerstone of well-being, influencing not only our physical appearance but also integral biological processes, including immune responses. For athletes navigating the challenges of a spinal cord injury (SCI), the significance of good nutrition cannot be overstated, as it assumes a pivotal role in the recovery journey.

This is an area where athletes with SCIs can proactively take charge, as it holds particular importance in mitigating the higher risk of complications and secondary health issues associated with SCI. One of the primary challenges confronted by spinal injury athletes is reduced physical activity due to immobility, which can rapidly lead to weight gain. Even for those who can engage in exercise, factors such as lowered metabolic rates and extended periods of inactivity present additional challenges.

It’s important to recognise that your body’s calorie requirements may decrease, necessitating ongoing monitoring of your weight and corresponding adjustments to your diet. Certain types of foods can prove especially beneficial, for instance, athletes with SCI are susceptible to pressure sores, and consuming adequate protein can aid in the body’s healing process in this regard. Moreover, spinal injury athletes may encounter difficulties in regulating bowel movements, underscoring the importance of a diet rich in fibre. Hydration also assumes a vital role, with ample fluid intake being essential.

The Next Step Recovery & Wellness centre is now working in conjunction with ReMed – The Natural Medicine Hub to offer personalised one-on-one consultations via TeleHealth where their  experienced practitioners get real results for common health concerns and assess your health history to provide practical guidance and education on enhancing your health. In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, health is sometimes overlooked, yet its significance cannot be overstated because without your health you can’t live your best life.

Trust in the Expertise of  ReMed Natural Medicine by booking a consultation here.
Or give their friendly team a call on (03) 9431 0331 (Please ensure you mention you are a member of the TNS Family when booking!)

Benefits of Implementing ReMed Services:

ReMed  are committed to changing lives through delivering natural medicine solutions that work. As Australia’s largest naturopathic team, we are leading the field in providing comprehensive health care that makes a lasting difference.

We work together.

ReMed are committed to collaborating your treatment plan with other practitioners – both within ReMed whether it be one of our own body therapists or externally with your regular doctor or specialist.

We don’t think any of our patients should see their ReMed practitioner instead of their regular doctor or specialist. We work with you to integrate recommendations from all of your health professionals to ensure that you get the best out of both worlds.

Our practitioners are highly proficient at providing co-managed care. Practitioners of each modality meet regularly to review cases when they are working together with another ReMed practitioner. They develop cohesive treatment plans to ensure that they are always working on the outcomes that matter the most to you.

Benefits of Naturopathy

Apply safe, corrective strategies to ensure the body can restore health
Support the natural healing processes of the body
Preventative health – where possible identify and address dysfunction early and prevent onset of chronic health conditions

Naturopathy can treat

Digestive Problems
Respiratory Problems
Skin Integrity & Condition
Thyroid Issues
Weight Management
Women's Health Issues

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At The Next Step Recovery and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, our mission is to provide tailored programs and services for athletes recovering from spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions. Our Athlete Scholarship Program secures generous funding for athletes without financial support.