MyLocalPhysioPlus Naturopath

Lee-Ann Fitzpatrick

Lee-Ann Fitzpatrick

Lee-Ann is a degree qualified naturopath with 18 years clinical experience. She has been practicing in the Golden Grove area for the past 13 years and is dedicated to helping clients achieve their personal health goals. Lee-Ann is also a member of Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA). Her main focus in clinic is to identify and address the underlying drivers of her client’s heath concerns. She is passionate about educating clients on making diet and lifestyle changes that are both realistic and specific to their individual needs. Lee-Ann advises clients on how to safely use herbal medicines and nutritional supplements to assist in the healing process and the further prevention of disease. 

What to Expect

At your initial consultation with Lee-Ann a detailed health history will be taken. You will be asked questions about the main reason for your visit, your past medical history, your family history and your diet and lifestyle habits.  If you have copies (or can obtain copies) of any recent or relevant test results, it is advised that you bring these along to your first consultation.  Likewise, if you are taking any medications or supplements it is also advised that you bring these along with you. 

After your initial assessment, Lee-Ann with devise an individualised treatment plan to help address your health concerns.  If further testing is required then this will also be organised.  As no two individuals are the same, your treatment plan will be unique to your needs and may involve dietary, lifestyle, herbal, and/or nutritional supplementation depending on your presentation.

Follow up Consultations

It is important to note that addressing your health from a holistic perspective takes time.  While you may feel better after your first consultation, it is important to attend follow up consultations to monitor your progress and make the necessary ‘tweaks’ to your personalised treatment plan.  One of the main focuses of Naturopathy is to help you understand your health and empower you to make the necessary changes to move towards your health goals.  As you improve, follow up appointments will be booked further apart as you are better able to manage your health on your own.

Functional and Pathology Testing

Naturopathic practitioners often use functional pathology testing to investigate the biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and/or hormonal status of their client. This testing may give further insight into complex cases or add valuable information to help guide and monitor treatment.  Likewise, standard pathology testing may also add valuable insight into an individual’s health status and risk of disease and may also be ordered. 

VLA - Bio-Impedance Analysis (Body Composition Testing)

VLA stands for Vitality, Longevity & Healthy AgeingA VLA analysis is an in clinic test that measures an individual’s body composition.  Several biological markers of health are measured including muscle quantity and quality, fat mass, cellular fluid balance and  hydration status.  A VLA test can add valuable information as to an individual’s overall health status and can be used to track a client’s progress. Clients who may particularly benefit from a VLA analysis are those wanting to;

  • Monitor changes in muscle quantity and quality - to improve physical performance, strength, improve fat burning or monitor changes in muscle due to diet restrictions (ie vegan or vegetarian diet for instance).
  • Lose body fat….with weight loss it is important that an individual is losing body fat and not valuable muscle.
  • Monitor cellular health - this can be particularly useful when working on reducing inflammation.
  • Monitor hydration
  • Monitor cellular fluid balance - especially if fluid retention is a problem.

Clients will receive an explanation and copy of their VLA report.  Subsequent tests can then be compared with previous test results to monitor progress.   

Food Detective™ - IgG Food tolerance testing

Food Detective™ is a blood test that screens for the presence of food antibodies (IgG) in a small blood sample taken from a simple finger prick test. Just 2 mls of blood is required and the test is conveniently carried out in the clinic.  This test can be useful for individuals who suspect they are experiencing food intolerance symptoms or who may have multiple food sensitivities.  This sort of testing is not necessary for most clients but can be a valuable screening tool for some individuals.  

Who may benefit from seeing a Naturopath?

Lee-Ann has experience in a wide range of health concerns but has a particular interest in hormonal conditions such as;

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Pre menstrual tension
  • Painful and heavy menstruation
  • Fibroids
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Fertility issues
  • Pregnancy care
  • Menopause

Other commonly addressed conditions include;

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Oesophageal reflux
  • Abdominal bloating and discomfort
  • High cholesterol
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sinusitis and allergies
  • Arthritis - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscular cramps and spasms
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Fatigue/Poor energy levels
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Blood sugar imbalances such as hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and fungal skin infections
  • Recurrent thrush
  • Frequent cold sores
  • Frequent colds and lowered immunity
  • Liver disorders and more

Lee-Ann also enjoys working in the area of children health and can assist with frequent colds, ear infections, recurrent tonsillitis, digestive disturbances, eczema, allergies and general dietary concerns. 

Diet advice regarding specific diets such as vegan, vegetarian, coeliac and food intolerance/s is available.  Likewise, advice on specific therapeutic diets to reduce inflammation, improve bone density, improve muscle quantity or achieve weight loss is also available.

Consultation Details

Initial consultation - 60 minutes

Follow up consultations - 30 minutes

VLA assessments - 30 minutes

Lee-Ann is available on Mondays, Wednesdays (including evening), Fridays and Saturdays.

To make an appointment with Lee-Ann, please call the clinic on 7325 6600.

Private health insurance claims available via HICAPS.

 

 

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