If you have an orthopedic condition such as a patella dislocation, scoliosis or a ganglion cyst, you will probably work with a local orthopedic surgeon to manage your condition. A local orthopedic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. You may also work with other medical professionals such as a local nutritionist, which is a healthcare provider who has taken additional education and training in nutritional science.
A local nutritionist can help you understand the benefits of a high fiber, high protein diet; lower your cholesterol, saturated fats and sodium, eat a plant-based diet, learn more about coffee and your health; understand the role exercise plays; the relationship between mental health and nutrition; ensure you’re getting enough calcium for your orthopedic condition and more. A local nutritionist may work with your local family physician to create an ideal health and nutritional plan. If you’d like more info on how a local nutritionist can help with adult or children’s nutrition, talk to your local family physician. Your local nutritionist can also work with your other health care team members, from your local family physician to your local registered dietitian.