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At a glance


You’ll discover, based on research, just what on earth to say to your patients about the supplements they are using for their musculoskeletal health, including fish oils, glucosamine, magnesium, and curcumin. You’ll get research-based foundations on the role of nutrition in pain. You’ll find out what advice to give on food and nutrients for them to rebuild their bodies, whether post-injury, post-partum, or post-surgery!

No need to book accommodation or manage the family – you can learn what you need to make an immediate difference to your patients’ clinical outcome from the comfort of your couch, or on your clinic lunch break! (It might make writing up your notes at the end of the day more interesting.)

You get…

  • Critically appraised research-based research on nutrition and musculoskeletal health, synthesised into bite-sized bits
  • Practical tools for immediate use in your clinic
  • Access to a Private Facebook Group –with responses from Alyssa Tait, clinical nutritionist for fifteen years and physiotherapist for twenty-one
  • 7 Hours worth of Professional Development

You’ll transform your practice…

  • Being confident with advising patients on glucosamine, fish oils and curcumin – whether to use them, why, how and with whom
  • Using quick and easy screening tools that will help you understand your patients’ nutritional state
  • Gaining on clarity on the significance of blood test results for your patients’ nutrition and musculoskeletal health
  • Being a valuable resource person for your patient on eating to influence their inflammation levels
  • Understanding when nutrition may be relevant in your patient’s pain presentation, including the role of the gut microbiome in joint inflammation

The essentials you need to know…

  • Easy to use – you just need a computer or device and the internet
  • Downloadable videos and slides - so you get to KEEP the content FOREVER
  • Completely SELF -PACED.  Work when you want and how you want and for as long as you want. There is no rush!
  • 300 days access to course platform

Not sure it’s worth your time? Consider this:

You’ll become…

…an even more effective manual therapist who adds even more value to your patients, earning even greater trust

…a clinician who feels invigorated about musculoskeletal healing and integrity

…confident in initial case management of chronic musculoskeletal problems

…a clinician that incorporates cutting-edge, scientifically sound evidence on nutrition without getting sucked into the nutrition blog noise

  • Instructor

    Meet Alyssa

    With Alyssa’s clinical background in private practice and years of research and training in functional nutrition, she’s here to help! More and more manual therapists are hungry for evidence based information about nutrients, microbiomes, environmental chemicals and health. They want to incorporate functional medicine or “root cause” principles into their practice for improved client outcome. Alyssa’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation), Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Nutrition Medicine), Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Advanced Diploma in Western Herbal Medicine, Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine, Master of Science (Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine)


“Alyssa has gone and done all the research for us and is now summarising it – you actually cannot get better than that! Understanding the in depth details of the processes of the body and why nutrition is important to our clients will completely change your clinical outlook.”



“The course has enhanced my understanding and improved my ability to recognise when nutrition needs to be addressed in order for someone to fully recover from their muskuloskeletal complaints.”

Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor


“I would highly recommend it if you are not confident in prescribing supplements for musculoskeletal conditions to optimise your patient’s outcomes.”



Course curriculum

  • 01
    Welcome to the course!
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    • Welcome from Alyssa!
    • How to use this course
    • Before we begin...
    • Join the Private Facebook Group!
    • Further Reading
  • 02
    Part 1
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    • VIDEO: Nutrition For Clinicians Who Aren't Dietitians
    • SLIDES: Nutrition for Clinicians Who Aren't Dietitians
    • VIDEO: Nutrition and the Inflammatory Response
    • SLIDES: Nutrition and the Inflammatory Response
    • VIDEO: Hastening Healing Part 1
    • SLIDES: Hastening Healing Part 1
    • VIDEO: Hastening Healing Part 2 + Q&A
    • SLIDES: Hastening Healing Part 2
    • Test your learning
  • 03
    Part 2
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    • VIDEO: The Overflowing Bucket
    • SLIDES: The Overflowing Bucket
    • VIDEO: Magical Magnesium
    • SLIDES: Magical Magnesium
    • VIDEO: Protein Status
    • SLIDES: Protein Status
    • VIDEO: Clinical Protein Insufficiency
    • SLIDES: Clinical Protein Insufficiency
    • VIDEO: Rebuilding the Framework
    • SLIDES: Rebuilding the Framework
    • Test your learning
    • RESOURCE: Protein Hints
    • RESOURCE: Protein Powder Comparison Table
  • 04
    Part 3
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    • VIDEO: Inflammageing
    • SLIDES: Inflammageing
    • VIDEO: Illuminating Natural Anti-Inflammatories
    • SLIDES: Illuminating Natural Anti-Inflammatories
    • VIDEO: Iron in Inflammation
    • SLIDES: Iron in Inflammation
    • VIDEO: Vitamin D The Jack of All Trades
    • SLIDES: Vitamin D The Jack of All Trades
    • Test your Learning
    • RESOURCE: Inflammation Algorithm
  • 05
    Part 4
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    • VIDEO: Degeneration Dread
    • SLIDES: Degeneration Dread
    • VIDEO: Dissecting the Anti-inflammatory Diet
    • SLIDES: Dissecting the Anti-inflammatory Diet
    • VIDEO: Dissecting the Anti-inflammatory diet part 2
    • SLIDES: Dissecting the Anti-inflammatory Diet Part 2
    • VIDEO: The Gut as a Driver of Chronic Inflammation
    • SLIDES: The Gut as a Driver of Chronic Inflammation
    • VIDEO: Nourished, Nimble and In the Know
    • SLIDES: Nourished, Nimble, and In the Know
    • Test your Learning
    • RESOURCE: Anti-inflammatory Diet
    • Now that you've finished.. how has the course made an impact?