Precision Plus

Step 1: We use state-of-the-art technology for an accurate baseline assessment

PRIOR to undertaking any of our programs we require you to have a baseline DEXA body composition scan via our Precision Plus program

We use the precision of latest DEXA technology to get an in-depth knowledge of your body composition using advanced x-ray technology.

Why have a DEXA scan?

DEXA is the gold standard method of body composition assessment.

You get the most accurate and precise analysis of body fat, lean muscle and bone available and the results are provided and discussed with you instantly after your scan.

When you have your DEXA scan performed, we can get an accurate understanding of your fat free mass (FFM).

This is important, as this is your metabolically active tissue (i.e the part of your body that needs energy).

With an accurate understanding of your FFM, our specialist can use this information as part of the equation to scientifically calculate your resting metabolic rate (RMR).

It is important to note that just plugging your FFM in to an equation will most likely NOT give you a true assessment of your metabolic requirements to meet your goals. A more thorough assessment and expert interpretation is necessary to refine these goals.

That is where the skills of the specialist weight loss and physique dietitian step in.

After completion of the scan consultation, the details will also be sent back to us for review. At this time we will contact you and arrange your program appointment.

When we combine the FFM information with an assessment of body fat distribution, visceral fat mass, muscle symmetry, your dietary intake and activity levels, we can the develop a personalised nutrition solution via one of our nutrition programs to help you achieve your health and body composition goals.

This unique opportunity to have the seamless integration of body composition assessment and specialist nutrition planning is open to the public and exclusively available all under the one roof at our location in East Melbourne.

You can now act with confidence, knowing that you are getting the most accurate assessment available of your body composition, experienced and informed advice on how to interpret the data and professional guidance on how to best implement your nutrition strategy with all this information at hand.

* Please note, if you are under the age of 18; are pregnant or breastfeeding you cannot have a DEXA scan. All clients will be assessed to ensure they meet the justification criteria for a DEXA scan upon assessment of the pre-scan info completed after an appointment has been scheduled online. Upon approval, we will write the referral and send it directly to the DEXA scan practice for you.

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All clients must complete Precision Plus prior to undertaking any of the Nutrition Programs

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Program Includes:

  • Latest DEXA technology available
  • Supurb precision and image quality
  • 1 x DEXA Full Body Scan
  • Analysis of total body fat, lean muscle mass (and percentage)
  • Bone Mineral Content score
  • Visceral Adipose Tissue (the fat under the muscle around the midsection)
  • Resting Metabolic Rate Assessment

Program Steps

So what does the Precision Plus program include?

  1. Pre-Scan Questionnaire

    Prior to coming along to your appointment we will send you a pre-scan questionnaire to complete. You will return this to us before the appointment preferably at least 24 hours before. This questionnaire will be reviewed and a referral will be provided to the DEXA body composition clinic. They will review the referral to ensure that you meet the justification criteria for the scan.

  2. Preparation for the scan

    When we send you then pre-scan 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.

  3. The initial scan

    The densitometrist will discuss the assessment of your pre-scan 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 stay still but relax and breath normally. The densitometrists have positoning aids and straps with help keep you still and relaxed.

  4. Discussion of scan results

    The report is printed off immediately following your scan. The densitometrist will run through the components 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.

  5. We contact your to arrange your nutrition program

    Once the scan results have been discussed, a copy will be sent to us. We will contact you to discuss the various program options and make an appointment for your nutrition program. Refer to program pages for more info on weight loss, physique and intensive programs (note: these programs are a separate fee to the precision plus initial assessment).

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