Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Counseling

In addition to Physical Therapy, we are now able to offer individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy services. You can work with our Registered Dietitians in-person or virtually (via Telehealth) to develop a custom nutrition plan designed to meet your personal goals.

The Medical Nutrition Therapy will include ongoing education and support geared towards sustainable changes that allow you to be successful in achieving your targeted results.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition is an essential part of managing and maintaining your health. Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is a treatment that targets nutrition related diseases such as:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • High cholesterol or high triglycerides
  • Celiac disease
  • Obesity and weight loss

MNT includes nutrition counseling to elicit behavior change and science-based evidenced to provide treatment options that actually work. Click on the diseases above to learn more about how Medical Nutrition Therapy can work for you.


Additional Topics That Can be Addressed at Your Appointment

In addition to the nutrition-related diseases listed above your dietitian can also address nutrition and diet for:

  • Pre and post-surgery recovery
  • Inflammation and joint pain
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fueling for athletic performance
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Nutrition during pregnancy
  • Recipe analysis and healthy makeover
  • Healthy Shopping at your grocery store
  • Improving your diet
  • Healthy cooking for the whole family

Schedule a Free Nutrition Goal Assessment

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What to Expect at Your Appointment

Plan to spend at least one hour with your dietitian for your initial consultation. Subsequent visits are generally shorter. Your dietitian will gather a complete medical history, medications, exercise patterns, food preferences and discuss your expectations. At the end of your first appointment, you will have a plan with goals and objectives designed specifically for you. Your dietitian will provide you with the resources you will need to be successful.


What Does it Cost?

The good news is that Medical Nutrition Therapy is covered by most major insurances, often times with no deductible or co-pay, since many insurance companies consider nutritional counseling a preventative benefit. We’ll help you determine your benefits when you call to schedule your first appointment.


Where is Nutrition Therapy offered?

We are pleased to offer Nutrition Therapy in-person at the locations listed below. If you prefer virtual visits, nutrition services are also available via telehealth at any RET location.

Questions? Email our Dietitian team at [email protected]!


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Here’s what some of our patients had to say...

I started PT after a car accident. The staff was extremely helpful not just with injuries from the accident, but also other issues that had been bothering me. They are very good at communicating problems and solutions and are friendly to boot. Can’t recommend enough.

five stars Kevin RET Patient

Attentive, responsive, pleasant in communication, knowledgeable staff. I got good results in a short time. Thankful to Dr. Andrew for useful information and for a program of exercises.

five stars Elena RET Patient

Doug Free, the manager at Mercer Island Physical Therapy, has a PhD in PT, and is an amazing diagnostic doctor who explains why a specific injury occurred. He also does fabulous work on your body. His entire staff is knowledgeable and excellent therapists. 

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I saw Anne at 7 weeks post ulnar nerve transposition. I’ve made more progress in 1 week with her than I did in those first 7.  She is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on current research.  I’d feel very good about sending my family and friends her way!

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Kelly is amazing! I felt very comfortable and she asked all of the right questions, was super friendly, and knows exactly how to help. I always leave feeling so much better, and confident that if I do my exercises, I will heal!

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Michelle has been amazing to work with. She quickly diagnosed the root cause of the issues that continued to plague me after recovering from hip replacement surgery that other PT’s (different companies) could not. She listens, is creative, resourceful, and very knowledgeable. Everyone at the clinic is always very professional and interested in our progress.

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