Dietetic Clinic

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Did you know! for every 1kg of weight you carry above your recommended healthy body weight, an extra 4kgs of weight is placed upon on your lower joints?  This speeds up the wear and tear of ankle, knee and hip joints leading to increased pain and discomfort.

At Arthritis ACT we are acutely aware of the challenges faced when trying to achieve a healthy body weight, especially when living with chronic pain.  Because of this, we have launched the Arthritis ACT Dietetic Clinic to assist members of the community achieve their personal nutrition goals through positive, evidence based and affordable means.

The Dietitian will assist you with:

  • Evidence based nutrition education
  • Help you achieve healthy balanced diet
  • Define and work towards your personal nutrition goals
  • Advice on healthy cooking
  • Diet based chronic disease management*

*Please note that not all chronic diseases are manageable through diet alone.

The Arthritis ACT Dietetic Clinic assists both members and non–members of the foundation

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Initial Consultation



Review Consultation




Medicare rebates are available for clients with a Medicare Plus referral from their General Practitioner.  Private health rebates also available please check with your insurer.

To find out more or to make an appointment please call 1800 011 041 or email

Your Dietitian – Erica Roughton


I graduated from the University Of Canberra Bachelor Of Human Nutrition in 2005 and spent some time working in the area of weight loss, before spreading my wings to travel around the world.  I came back to Canberra to complete a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Canberra (2010).  I worked as a Clinical Dietitian at the Canberra Hospital specialising in a number of areas including Aged Care, Cardiology, Oncology and Gastrointestinal.  I was president of the Dietitians Association of Australia ACT executive before going on maternity leave to have my first child.  I have been involved in the development, revision and provision of a number of community based nutrition programs aimed at improving the health of both adults and children.

I am passionate about empowering clients to develop a healthy relationship with food and achieve their individual nutrition goals.  I achieve this through one on one counselling, client based goal setting, assisting with individual nutrition planning, provision of evidence based nutrition advice, motivation and ongoing client support.


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