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Think medical day spa!  We often don't think twice about attending to and investing in the way our 'OUTSIDE' self presents - hair, makeup, handbags, cosmetic procedures - or ensuring our car is well-maintained.  What about investing in yourself with in-clinic testing to find out where your health is really at.  Not your risk factors for possible disease, but the actual current status and function of your brain, your blood vessels, your autonomic nervous system - the major body systems whose failure leads to the most common causes of disability and death in Australia. You don't need to book a consult to have any of the following done, though you are certainly welcome to book a consult after the test(s) for a review of your results.  Call us if you would like more information about any of the tests.

Bio-electrical impedance body composition $50

This measures and analyses body composition including muscle, fat, water, protein, bone mineral and visceral (internal abdominal) fat levels.  Carrying excess visceral fat for instance is linked with an increased risk for coronary heart disease, cancer, stroke, dementia, diabetes, depression, arthritis, obesity, sexual dysfunction, and sleep disorders.  Visceral fat is considered toxic and spells double-trouble in the body because it’s capable of provoking inflammatory pathways, sending signalling molecules that can interfere with the body’s normal hormonal, enzymatic and receptor functions. In fact, visceral fat acts like an organ capable of having a large negative impact on the body.

Heart Rate Variability quick check $30

This is a key biometric that gives the best all-round indicator of health and stress on the body.  Cardiac specialists have been using HRV for decades to track the health and recovery of their patients, and Obstetricians use it to assess the baby's health in the womb. HRV is a predictive indicator of overall autonomic nervous system health, risk of heart attack, and metabolic dysfunction. For instance, low HRV is associated with the development of coronary heart disease and metabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol).

Heart Rate Variability 20 minute session $60

A longer session which will analyse how well your fight-or flight  (sympathetic) and the rest, detoxify and regeneration (parasympathetic) sides of your autonomic nervous system work together.  Are you responding to stress appropriately?  This will give you a clear picture of this.

Ankle-Brachial Index blood pressure $100 (medicare rebate may apply)

The ankle-brachial index test is a non-invasive way to check the existence of peripheral artery disease (PAD).  Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries in your legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. People with peripheral artery disease are at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, poor circulation and leg pain.

 

Heavy Metal Screening $140

Heavy metal toxicity, just like chemical toxicity, has become one of the most pressing health hazards of our day.  Toxic build-up due to chronic heavy metal exposure from the air, water, food and skin lotions, may present with  “common” symptoms such as fatigue, digestive distress, and reduced ability to properly assimilate and utilize fats, aching joints, depression, impaired blood sugar regulation, female reproductive problems such as menstrual difficulties, infertility, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension and premature birth.

First Beat Heart Rate Variability 3 day Lifestyle Assessment  $220

Revealing the link between lifestyle and well-being, FirstBeat helps you improve your daily performance, reach your goals and simply feel better by choosing the actions that will have a positive impact on your work, leisure and life.  Used by the Wallabies, Spanish National Soccer Team and Manchester City football club as well as corporate leaders, the three day wearable device provides a detailed report of the key stressors in your daily life, how well you are sleeping, what helps and hinders your recovery, and what the effects are of your physical activity.  This allows you to develop a manageable rhythm to life and regulate your stress, activity and rest in a more optimal way.  

Neurocognitive Assessment $165

The neurocognitive test objectively assesses a broad spectrum of brain function performance or domains under challenge (cognition stress test).  Utilising scientifically validated, objective, and reliable computerised neuropsychological tests to evaluate the neurocognitive status of patients and covers a range of mental processes from simple motor performance, attention, memory to high level executive functions. Your results are compared with others of the same sex and age.