Barangaroo News August 2018

FAQs information BOSIC

It’s wONEderful to be ONE! 

BOSIC turns 1


Barangaroo Orthopaedic and Sport Injury Clinic just celebrated its 1st birthday and what a joyous celebration it was (photographic evidence above)! We want to THANK YOU for being an integral part of Barangaroo Clinic’s success and we look forward to continuing to provide a superior level of healthcare to you and the wider Barangaroo community for many years to come.

It’s our party and we’re giving the gifts! 


What’s a birthday party without the perfect pressie? This time around, the gift is on us. Its our way of saying Thank You. Here’s your hint: ‘Health is wealth’ – that’s all we’re saying. To find out more and claim your Barangaroo Clinic gift, click on the photo below.

Get Fit. Have Fun. Run Free! 


Want to do your first fun run but have no idea how to train for it? Love running but can’t find the mojo? Want to run but hate doing it alone?

Join Barangaroo Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Clinic’s FREE running club, and supported by ASICS, our club is open to all fitness levels, whether you’re an amateur or a race veteran. 

Become part of a running community that supports you every step of the way with expert advice on everything from injury prevention to nutrition. Improve your strength, your stamina and your street cred! 

Sign up to Run the Streets and let us take care of all your running needs. 

It’s fun, it’s free, it’s fantastic . And it’s right up your alley. 


Run the Streets



What Are The Differences Between A Dietitian And A Nutritionist

By Nicholas Gala, Accredited Practising Dietitian


Nowadays, it seems like anybody and everybody is claiming to be a ‘nutrition expert’. These so-called ‘professionals’ disseminate information which can be misleading and detrimental to your health. So who can you really trust? 


Firstly, let us start off by saying that both titles ‘Nutritionist’ and ‘Dietitian’ are not regulated by law, leaving open to people with little or no education to claim them. Your safest bet is to turn to an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) or an Accredited Nutritionist (AN), since their accreditation is evidence they have met certain requirements to practice under these titles. Let’s find out how to tell the difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist. 


Who is a Nutritionist?

An Accredited Nutritionist’s main role is to provide general information on healthy eating, food and diet choices (e.g. vegetarian diets) and weight loss to the public. They have a good understanding of food and nutrition and can give you some tips and tricks to lose those few extra kilos you’ve stacked on recently. 

Before we get into the roles of a dietitian, it is important to understand that an APD can also call him/herself an Accredited Nutritionist as the scope of practice for nutrition education and services cover that of a nutritionist and more. 


Who is a Dietitian?

An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is the highest qualified food and nutrition expert, having graduated from an accredited Australia university dietetics course. This four-year university degree covers biochemistry, food science, physiology and most importantly, medical nutrition therapy. 


The education and extensive training in medical nutrition therapy is what sets an accredited dietitian apart from a nutritionist, allowing a dietitian to help improve the health of individuals with conditions such as diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, high cholesterol and more. 


In addition to possessing an in-depth scientific understanding of food and nutrition, accredited dietitians are also assessed on skill sets including communication, counselling and education throughout their studies. Gone are the days of the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach – the APD’s role is all about you, their client.

They are trained to understand that no two people are the same, so  their nutrition management shouldn’t be either.  


It is a dietitian’s role to understand you as an individual and provide both long- and short- term strategies to encourage long-term behavioural changes to help you achieve your goals towards better health.


To add to this, APDs are required to continually develop their professional knowledge as a part of their requirements to hold their APD certification. This means you will always be provided with the most up to date, evidence-based nutritional information. APDs are recognised by the Australian government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds, so you always get the best bang for your buck!