All clients must complete Precision Plus prior to undertaking any of the Nutrition Programs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
"Why should I choose Precision Plus?"
Our DEXA scan partners have the latest DEXA technology available, are exclusively focused and experts in body composition assessment. Combining this technology with the experience of our specialist weight loss and physique dietitian means you will have exclusive access to this unique service to fine tune your requirements so that you can progress towards your health and body composition goals.
"I've heard about DEXA scans but I'm not sure if it's for me. What else will I get out of it?"
Yes, DEXA scans also allow you to:
In addition to the benefits outlined above, a DEXA scan will give you valuable information including:
- Evaluation of balance and symmetry of muscle and fat tissue in each region of the body.
- Calculation your resting metabolic rate (which can assist further tailoring of your exercise and nutrition plan)
- Assessment of your visceral adipose tissue (the dangerous fatty tissue in the mid-section that can increase cardiovascular and diabetes risk)
- Visualisation of your body composition with high resolution heatmap showing you fat, muscle and bone distribution (and visually see how you’re changing over time!)
- Allow you to set individualised body composition targets and time frames (using our proprietary guides)
- Have a powerful accountability partner to help keep you on track
"My weight isn't really shifting but I'm sure I'm making improvements in my body composition"
Scales are not a reliable indicator of body composition changes.
If, over the last month, you have started doing some exercise you may have lost 3kg of fat and put on 1kg of muscle.
On the scales you have only moved 2kg, but internally there has been a 4kg shift.
Plus your visceral fat will have likely moved in the right direction also.
DEXA scans allow us to look beyond an arbitrary number on the scale and look at the whole picture.
This is alot more insightful, motivating and useful to help you achieve your goals.