For children and young people with overweight concerns.
This is a combined clinic with paediatric specialists from Fiona Stanley Hospital.
One in four Australian children are overweight or obese. Being overweight causes children and young people to have problems with sleeping, low self-esteem and being bullied and as well as leading to poor health.
At the first clinic visit we will take a detailed history and then do a physical assessment. There are a lot of different ways being overweight can affect children and young people – their joints and organs, their activity and how they feel about themselves. Together with you and your child/young person we will work out a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Follow-up clinic visits will be booked as we know making lifestyle changes takes effort and we want to help you stay on track. We will also contact your usual healthcare provider, so they are informed of the treatment plans.
OWL links with other programs in the Cockburn area that help children, young people and their families meet their goals for a healthier weight.