Dietitian, Nutritionist & Sports Dietitian
B.Science (Hons), M. Nut Diet, PhD, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian (SDA Provisional)
Amelia Pilichiewicz is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian (SDA Provisional), having completed degrees in both Science (Honours, PhD) and Nutrition and Dietetics. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal nutrition, women’s health including pelvic pain, type II diabetes management, sports nutrition and nutritional research.
Amelia is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia and Coeliac Society of Australia. Amelia completed a PhD at the Royal Adelaide Hospital analysing the diet in patients with upper abdominal indigestion and the role of nutrients on gastrointestinal function and the regulation of appetite. She has also worked as a clinical trial coordinator and research officer investigating both conventional and alternative medications for the relief of symptoms in diabetes, obesity, indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome. Upon realising that many patients associated a connection between what they were eating and the worsening of their symptoms, Amelia decided to pursue further study in Nutrition and Dietetics. She wanted to help people by utilising the research and adapting the diet nutritionally for the management of their symptoms, rather than solely researching it.
Amelia has a keen interest in women’s health including pelvic pain, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and other gastrointestinal disorders. She is a firm believer that good nutrition can aid in the management and relief of medical conditions. Everyone should be able to enjoy eating, without being fearful of any bad consequences – and little adjustments (or swaps) to a person’s diet can assist with improving quality of life. Amelia provides client-centred consultations, where the client is able to discuss their concerns, set their goals and be involved in their dietary management – which Amelia will assure are nutritious, practical and sustainable.