Weight and obesity management has always been at the core foundation of our services here at Canberra Allied Health and we are proud to specialise in this area. The director of Canberra Allied Health – Dr Emily Lewis – has specialised in obesity management for over 10 years and has hired an excellent team of allied health professionals who are also passionate about this integral area of healthcare. Emily’s PhD explored the psychology behind weight management and how health professionals can better support their patients to achieve long-term lifestyle change, such as improvements to diet, exercise, sleep, stress and mindfulness. She has mentored and trained the Canberra Allied Health team with the findings of her research in mind. Both Sarah and Emily (dietitians) are Accredited Optifast Healthcare Professionals and both have extensive experience in nutrition for bariatric surgery, the Allurion gastric balloon and supporting patients while they take weight loss medications such as Saxenda and Ozempic.
The entire Canberra Allied Health team work in partnership with Capital Metabolic Clinic to support patients undergoing bariatric surgery and the Allurion gastric balloon. If you are interested in embarking on a weight loss journey with the support of an experienced, empathetic and non-judgmental group of health professionals, then we are the team for you!