Podiatry services for Yarra Valley and Yarra Ranges residents

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Occasionally Inspiro runs free podiatry month sessions for local residents. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when they occur.
Do you have flat feet, back pain, calluses, sore feet or nail problems? Ignoring these issues now can cause substantial pain later in life or cause problems in other parts of your body that can go undiagnosed. 

Health, Lilydale, Podiatry

48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5

Tue 11 Jul 2017

Did you know that 48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5? 

And for many children the situation can be far worse than a few fillings. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many of these children are needing major tooth work such as complete tooth removal and crowns, often requiring anaesthesia and costing parents many thousands of dollars.... READ MORE

advice, children/babies, Community, Dental, Health, Lilydale, teeth

The facts on coconut oil - Healthy or unhealthy?

Wed 28 Jun 2017

Is coconut oil healthy or the best choice?

The hype surrounding coconut oil in the media and among health-conscious folk over the past couple of years has been hard to ignore. Considered a staple ingredient of the popular ‘Paleo diet’ and ‘clean eating’ diet trends; hailed as the latest ‘superfood’ aiding weight loss; and heralded with anti-microbial and anti-viral properties – coconut oil has ignited controversial discussion among health professionals and the public.... READ MORE

advice, Dietitian, Health, nutrition

Coco-date healthy bliss balls

Wed 28 Jun 2017

After making these balls for a small event I had a request from a friend to share my recipe for my coco-date balls. So here it is :). I hope you enjoy.

Coco-date healhty bliss balls

1 CUP fresh medjool dates, de-pitted and finely chopped
½ C slivered almonds...... READ MORE

Dietitian, Health, meals, Recipes

Free teeth check and dental work for children in the Yarra Ranges

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Did you know that 48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5?

And for many children the situation is much worse than cavities. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many of these children are needing major tooth work such as complete tooth removal and crowns, often costing parents many thousands of dollars.... READ MORE

advice, Community, Dental, Healesville, Health, Lilydale

Shopping smarter at the supermarket

Mon 19 Jun 2017

Learn to shop smarter at the supermarket with dietitian Tracey Higgins

Recently, Inspiro dietitian Tracey Higgins talked about why she loves running supermarket tours in her local community. She also provided 14 tips on healthy snacks for work and home. This week Tracey has some tips for shopping smarter at the supermarket.

Tracey's 6 important tips for shopping at the supermarket are:... READ MORE

advice, Community, Dietitian, education, Health, meals, nutrition

7 great food choices to keep your teeth healthy

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Does food actually affect the health of your teeth? If it does, how do we take care of those pearly whites?
Did you know that oral health problems are the second most expensive disease group to treat each year Australia wide? Here are seven food choices you can make to keep your teeth healthy inside and out.... READ MORE

advice, children/babies, Dental, Dietitian, Healthy, nutrition, teeth

11 holes in 20 teeth, and only 4 years old

Fri 9 Jun 2017

My four-year-old daughter visited the dentist a couple of months ago for her annual check-up. At her last check up, everything was fine...I didn’t think there would be much to worry about. So I was in disbelief when the dentist told me my daughter had 11 holes in her teeth – yes, 11 holes!... READ MORE

advice, children/babies, Community, Dental, Healesville, Health, Lilydale, teeth

Why we should have sugar taxes

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Australia has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. In the last 25 years there has been a 35% rise in obesity in Australia. If it continues at this rate, 91% of Aussies will be obese by 2040 in Australia.

Obesity causes type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes and cancer. Since sugar is acidic it causes dental problems such as tooth decay, erosion and cavities. ... READ MORE

advice, Dental, Diabetes, education, Health, nutrition

Dietitian led local supermarket tours - Buy the best groceries for you and your family

Thu 25 May 2017

At a typical supermarket tour, there will be between 2 and 6 of us. We wander strategically around the supermarket discussing supermarket layout, healthy versus less healthy options and label reading – while asking and answering lots of questions. A thorough tour takes about 2 hours...... READ MORE

advice, Community, Diabetes, Dietitian, Health, meals

Yarra Valley Farms Jay Berries – Variety is the ultimate super food

Thu 25 May 2017

In the Yarra Ranges area we are very lucky to have some amazing farms you can visit. The school community is getting in touch with its food through farm to plate programs like the Jamie Oliver and Stephanie Alexander projects (See ‘Healthy eating project aims to slow rising obesity in Victorian primary schools’). Your family can get involved too!... READ MORE

Community, Dietitian, Farmgate, Healthy

Inspiro provides clinical dietetics education services from university trained dietitians

Wed 24 May 2017

Crafty marketing and new studies questioning the health benefits of certain foods can make understanding what to eat and drink difficult.

You and I know that restrictive diets don’t work in the long term. At Inspiro we believe in eating delicious comfort foods that also help us achieve our goals, have more energy and feel healthier. Life is much too short to not feel great and eat well.... READ MORE

advice, Community, Dietitian, groups, Health

This weeks healthy eating tips from Lilydale dietitian Tracey Higgins

Mon 22 May 2017

"What is better than rugging up and enjoying some comfort food when it’s cold. And these winter food tips  are healthy as well.

For a lighter, healthier lower calerie meal try...... READ MORE

advice, Dietitian, Health, Healthy, meals

Support for pregnant women and women with young children

Mon 15 May 2017

This one-on-one program provides support and education to vulnerable pregnant women and womens with young children who need additional help to improve their health and the health of their babies.

Being a mother is challenging for the best of us, and Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies can provide support you need and answer your questions.... READ MORE

children/babies, Counselling, Health, Lilydale, Support, women's

The breast-feeding dilemma - is breast really best?

Wed 10 May 2017

Maybe you heard it from your mum, your doctor or a friend. Maybe you heard it from TV shows like ‘House’ or ‘Call the Midwife’.

Wherever you heard it, have you been wondering whether breast milk really is best for you and your baby?... READ MORE

Health, sleep, women's

Healthy women's clinic for women's health issues

Wed 10 May 2017

Are you a woman concerned about your health but don't know who to ask? Sometimes women can have things they need to deal with that only another woman can understand.

Inspiro provides a Healthy women’s clinic for all residents of the Yarra Ranges and Maroondah council areas.... READ MORE

Community, Counselling, health, Lilydale, Support, women's

Answers to the most commonly asked dental questions

Fri 28 Apr 2017

Being one of the largest dental clinics in Victoria we see thousands of clients every year. Here are some of the questions we get asked about the dental services we provide at Inspiro. Going to the dentist can be a little scary for many people, but it doesn't need to be if you understand why dentists do what they do.


Dental, health

Support, psychology and counselling for locals

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Private Health Services at Inspiro

Inspiro offers psychology services available to book privately, meaning that you can access our service at your convenience, with flexible times, no waitlist and at a low cost.
If you have private health insurance, we can efficiently and easily process your claims on the spot using HICAPS.

Louisa Cleland – Psychologist

Our Psychologist, Louisa Cleland provides effective counselling and treatment of adults across a full range of mental health, individual counselling, relationship and family counselling

Counselling, groups, Health, Support

14 Dietitian approved healthy plant based snacks

Thu 2 Mar 2017

Here are some healthy plant based snack ideas provided by our qualified dietitican, Tracey Higgins. 

They are versatile enough that you can take them to work with you or eat them at home. To find out more about healthy foods and the best amounts to eat in one sitting contact our dietiticians, Tracey and Farah on 9738 8801.... READ MORE


Tired? Sleep like a baby with these 10 sleeping tricks

Tue 28 Feb 2017

If you spent last night tossing and turning, these sleep tips could be the answer to your frustrations.

These tips will help you sleep better, and wake up the next morning well rested and ready to face life’s expected and even more importantly, unexpected challenges.


  1. 14 – 4 hours before bed - Exercise for 20 – 60 minutes (this is vital).........

Health, sleep

Inspiro's Groups and Programs

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Inspiro's Groups and Programs

Inspiro's groups and programs include a range of activities that cater for all ages and challenges. We cater for adults, older people, youth and children.



Counselling, Fitness, Groups, Health, Smoking, Support

Free counselling service for youth and families in the Yarra Ranges

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Free counselling service for youth, young adults and their families 

We are excited to announce that Inspiro have won a contract to provide Youth and Family Counselling Services for the Yarra Ranges Council.

Youth and young adult counselling services start March 2017

The youth counselling service is being transitioned from Council to Inspiro with the process to be fully completed by 1st July 2017. From Monday 20th March, Inspiro will take over all new clients for Youth and Family Counselling in the Yarra Ranges, while Council’s service will continue to see pre-existing clients until the end of June.... READ MORE

Counselling, Health, Support

Yarra Valley farm gates - delicious strawberries at Strawberry Springs

Mon 7 Nov 2016

Too often supermarket fruit and vegetables are not only expensive but not fresh. In addition they sometimes have the taste of cardboard...


Farmgate, Health, Strawberries

Inspiro Healthy Women's Clinic

Sat 20 Aug 2016

Are you a woman concerned about your health but don't know who to ask? Sometimes women can have things they need to deal with that only another woman can understand.


Fitness, Health, Support, women's

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