Nutrition Specialist

International Spine, Pain & Performance Center

Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine located in Washington, DC & Arlington, VA

What you eat affects your weight, health, and recovery from an injury, as well as your athletic performance in general. The specialists at International Spine Pain & Performance Center, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia, understand the value good nutrition plays in health, wellness, recovery, and athletics, and provide nutrition therapy to their patients. To learn more about their nutrition program, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Nutrition Q & A

What is nutrition?

The food you eat provides your body with energy and essential nutrients. Finding the right balance of food to meet your energy and nutrient needs is the goal of a nutrition program.

The team at International Spine Pain & Performance Center includes a registered dietitian who’s a specialist in human nutrition and knows how to develop a balanced nutrition plan to meet your very specific health needs and goals.

How can nutrition help me?

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is more than just a tool that helps you lose weight. Nutrition is about giving your body exactly what it needs so it can function at its best.

The nutrition program at International Spine Pain & Performance Center is focused on:

Prevention and management of chronic disease

What you eat has a direct effect on your health, and can increase your risk of developing a chronic condition such as diabetes or heart disease. The registered dietitian at International Spine Pain & Performance Center can help you create a nutrition plan that can help prevent the development of a diet-related chronic disease. If you already have a chronic disease, you can get help improving your diet to manage your condition, which may reduce your need for prescription medication for that disease.

Enhancing physical performance

For both novice and professional athletes, good nutrition is key when it comes to improving performance. The team at International Spine Pain & Performance Center are experts in sports medicine and can devise a nutrition plan to improve your endurance, strength, and recovery so you continue to make positive gains in your sport.

 

In addition to helping you improve your diet, you also get help with making lifestyle changes that support your nutrition and health goals.

What can I expect when coming in for nutrition therapy?

Your nutrition therapy plan is individualized to meet your needs and goals. Your specialist takes into account your current diet, medical history, health goals, and body composition when devising your personalized nutrition plan. You get help implementing the plan and regular follow-ups as needed to see how things are going.

When it comes to better health, nutrition is key. To learn more about the nutrition program at International Spine Pain & Performance Center, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.