Advanced Body Composition Assessment is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Hologic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.
REBATES APPLY WITH PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXTRAS COVER!
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.
Your 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 Physique Scanning Package, you will have tworeview scans. These are usually done around 6 weeks apart although this can be adjusted depending on the objectives.
Upon completion of the Physique 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 Physique Scanning Program. 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!
Private health rebates may also be available if you have eligible extras cover.
"I want to put on some muscle but how will I know if my weight gain is coming from muscle not fat"
We track changes in body composition through DEXA which is the Gold Standard for body composition assessment. This WILL give us a clear picture of your progress as it is not subject to the same errors inherent in other forms of body composition assessment such as BIA scales, bodpods and other measures.
"Can I claim private health rebates?"
Patients with eligible private health insurance extras cover may be able to claim rebates against the consultations. It is best to speak with us directly as cover varies from fund-to-fund so we will provide you with some individual guidance.
"How often should I have a scan to measure my progress?"
We recommend a minimum time frame of 6 weeks between scans for those included in the Physique Scanning Package. This provides enough time to see real, tangible changes in body composition if you are following a good eating and training plan.
"Do you provide nutrition and training advice?"
Although we are professional Accredited Sports Dietitians, we do not provide nutrition (or training) advice as a component of the Physique Scanning Package as the focus of the scans is to provide you assessment and feedback specifically on your body composition.
We do have an extensive network of highly qualified and experienced professionals who we can confidently refer you to though if you would like us to do so who will certainly be able to help.
We will provide them (with your consent) a comprehensive report of your body composition and resting metabolic rate which will help them tailor the plans they develop for you.