What do we do?

Everything you need under one roof

GP

The General Practitioner (GP) is your central hub in providing overall care, providing general medical services as expected in other GP clinics (vaccinations, wound care, scripts, etc), with assessment and implementation of treatment plans for optimal weight management where requested.

The GP can create Medicare Plans, such as Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plans, Mental Health Treatment (MHT) Plans and Eating Disorder Treatment and Management (EDTM) Plans if you are eligible, allowing for rebated (reduced cost) care by our Allied Health clinicians. GPs will also be responsible for referrals for blood tests, diagnostic imaging (X-ray, MRI, etc) and specialist services when required.

Physiotherapist

The Physiotherapist is responsible for assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal (muscle, joint, tendon etc) conditions and impairments, ensuring you have full functional mobility and knowledge in how to best manage your body.

This can include standard hands-on manual therapy, dry needling acupuncture, exercise-based rehabilitation, Clinical Pilates, education regarding the cause of any mobility issues and treatment plans to build toward independent management.

From a weight management perspective, this can also include Body Composition Analysis to assess your muscle/fat/bone mass and Digital Muscle Dynamometry to assess your muscle strength.

The Physiotherapist will also be able to refer for diagnostic imaging where appropriate, and link with local personal trainers, gyms and health clubs to assist in independent fitness outside of WLC Medical.

Dietitian

The Dietitian will assess your food intake, knowledge and rationale of food choices and build management plans to best assist you in learning both what is most recommended to eat and why certain food choices are best for you.

With the Western diet consisting of high levels of refined carbohydrates and saturated fats and low levels of complex carbohydrates and fibre, the Dietitian is pivotal in helping you know the reasons behind and consequences of habitual food choices, without the fad diets.

Working with both you and others if you choose, the Dietitian can tailor plans to all food preferences, cultures and allergies/intolerances, with rebateable (reduced cost) Diabetes group sessions also available.

Psychologist

The Psychologist is at the heart of addressing your “Why?” with regard to finding and treating the root cause of any behavioural patterns that lead to habits that may be detrimental to your health. The role of the Psychologist will benefit everyone, building the necessary skills and techniques to create meaningful and sustainable lifestyle changes.

The Psychologist can also assess and treat people across the spectrum of mental health disorders, including those with eating disorders and behaviours negatively affecting their food, fitness and overall health choices. With a known causal link between intake of antidepressants and weight gain, this can also be managed between the Psychologist and a person’s Psychiatrist to ensure maximal benefit to each person.

Being below a healthy weight

 As much focus is put on people to lose weight in mainstream society, through numerous influences, this unfortunately can result in people being below a healthy weight, often believing they are above.

It is through this that WLC Medical is a member of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), a collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise and/or interest in eating disorders.

This can include Binge Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders.

We are collectively able to assess, treat and manage people with eating disorders or altered eating behaviour, with symptoms found in people of any weight range.

Medicare rebates are now available for people with eating disorders, through a GP guided Eating Disorder Treatment and Management (EDTM) Plan, offering up to 40 rebated Psychologist appointments, and 20 rebated Dietitian appointments per calendar year.