Yes, DEXA scans also allow you to:
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Prior to coming along to your 1st appointment we will send you a pre-consultation questionnaire to complete. You will return this to us before the appointment preferably at least 24 hours before.
When we send you then pre-consultation assessment form, there will be an additional document outlining what you need to do before the scan. It is important that you read this and follow the instructions to ensure you are best prepared for the most accurate scan results.
Our densitometrist will discuss the assessment of your pre-consultation questionnaire, ensure you have prepped correctly leading in to the scan, obtain any additional information required from you, explain the procedure for the scan, and ask you if you have any questions. You will then be positioned on the table for the scan. The scan itself will only take a few minutes, so relax and stay still!
The report is printed off immediately following your scan. We will run through every component of the scan so will will understand total body fat, muscle and bone. Regional assessments comparing for example right arm vs left arm, right leg vs left leg. Look at the fat hiding underneath the muscle around the midsection. Discuss calculated resting metabolic rate. Provide professional, evidenced-based guidance to steer you in the right direction for additional support.
With the Weight Loss Scanning Package, you will have tworeview scans. These are usually done around 8 - 12 weeks apart although this can be adjusted depending on the objectives.
Upon completion of the Weight Loss Scanning Package many patients choose to continue having regular ongoing review scans. We offer discounted review scans for patients who have completed the initial phase of the Weight Loss Scanning Package. If you would like ongoing support and accountability the frequency of review scans is best discussed directly with densitometrists.
"Why should I choose your service?"
When choosing a provider it is important to look beyond price. Price doesn't equal value!
We are highly skilled, experienced clinical and sports dietitians. We wanted to develop a unique experience where customers not only get access to DEXA technology but also to accurate and personalised advice.
Therefore you will not see any options for us to provide services such as "scan only - no discussion at all or brief discussion only".
We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. A consultation with us will provide clear direction so you don't have to guess your way through interpretation and implementation of necessary adjustments.
So every scan has a consultation attached. It's definitely worth it!
"I have lost X amount of kilos but no matter what I do I can’t seem to drop any more to get to my target weight"
When moving from being substantially overweight with a poor diet towards being conscious about what you eat (and combining this with some movement) weight will naturally start to shift down. These initial results are great and this leads to additional motivation, more effort and more weight loss. Comments from friends start to flow in and self esteem grows, motivation is up (generally more movement as well) and you continue to push downwards on the scales. Then after a while, no matter what you do, the scales do not shift. We have helped many motivated people get past this sticking point.
How do we do it? Using our expertise in accurate body composition assessment we can look beyond the scales, precisely and accurately assessing whether you are putting on some muscle, are losing fat or are indeed at a plateau.
Using our extensive professional network we can also link you in with the best people possible to provide nutrition and/or exercise advice where necessary.
"How often should I have a scan to track my progress?"
We recommend a minimum time frame of 8 - 12 weeks between scans. This provides enough time to see real, tangible changes in body composition if you are following a good healthy lifestyle incorporating nutrition and activity.