Frequently Asked Questions2021-08-12T15:15:31+10:00

Dietetic Services

Are my appointments covered by private health insurance?2020-11-04T12:42:54+11:00

If you have private health insurance, any appointment made with one of our dietitians is eligible to receive a rebate from your insurer.

For appointments at our physical locations, we can process your private health rebate for you on our HICAPS machine. For Telehealth appointments, we will provide you with a receipt after you have paid for your consultation to self claim with your private health insurer.

How much will my rebate payment be?

The amount you are able to claim with your private health insurer will depend on your level of cover. You can enquire with your private health insurer prior to your consultation if you wish. Simply provide your insurer with the cost of the consultation and the HICAPS item number below to find out how much you will be required to pay.

HICAPS item number:

  • First Consultation: 500
  • Second and Support consultations: 600
What is involved in a consultation?2020-03-24T12:34:16+11:00

Here at The Healthy Eating Clinic we believe in developing healthy eating habits through gradual change that builds on your current lifestyle. This is the basis of our consultation structure.

Your first consultation is 60 minutes in length and is all about getting started. Your practitioner will spend time getting to know you and your lifestyle thoroughly. This includes all the factors that influence your eating habits. From this information your practitioner will work with you to identify areas for improvement.

During your second consultation you and your practitioner will be looking at the next steps. Your practitioner will provide you with detailed relevant nutrition information and help you to apply this to day to day life. The aim of this process is for you to feel confident in making healthy food choices to build healthy, sustainable habits.

Support consultations are all about learning and applying further healthy eating strategies. Your practitioner is here to help you troubleshoot and problem solve barriers and challenges to healthy eating. They are often most helpful when you are feeling the least motivated.

The Healthy Eating Clinic is a firm supporter of progressive change, so it’s important not to expect a complete diet overhaul after your first visit. We recommend a tailored program of 4-5 appointments, although this largely varies and your practitioner will discuss what’s best for you.

Our practitioners provide practical advice, meal ideas and recipes. We also run additional services throughout the year such as cooking classes and healthy eating workshops.

What happens to my appointment in a COVID-19 lockdown?2021-08-12T15:16:33+10:00

If there is an ACT Government issued stay at home order our clinics will be CLOSED. We will continue business as usual fully online via easy, secure and high quality telehealth consultations.

If you have an upcoming appointment during a stay at home order, your consultation will automatically change to Telehealth and you’ll hear from our team shortly with all the details for how to join the video consultation.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Last updated: 12 August 2021

Are the 12 Week Programs covered by Medicare?2021-08-09T15:23:54+10:00

No. Medicare rebates are not available for the 12 week programs.

Medicare rebates are available with dietitian consultations, with an appropriate referral from your GP.* If you would like to use your Medicare referral for dietetic consultations related to one of our 12 week programs, you can discuss with your dietitian that you’d like to follow the 12 week program consultation plan and content. However you would need to pay as you go for these consultations in order to claim your Medicare rebates. Total cost of the program if you pay for it like this is $1000 for the Weight Loss Program and $880 for the Mental Health Care Program.

*Please read more about our Medicare policy here.

Are the 12 Week Programs covered by private health insurance?2021-08-09T15:21:15+10:00

Your private health insurer may cover some of the cost of your program. We can provide you with an invoice outlining the dates of your appointments upon completion of your program which you can submit to your private health insurer.

Please check with your health fund prior to purchasing to discuss whether pre-paid consultations are covered with your insurance. This is at the discretion of the insurer and out of our control.

Do you have to pay for the 12 Week Programs upfront?2021-08-09T15:20:21+10:00

Yes.

If you paid for the consultations and resources separately, the Weight Loss Program is valued at over $1000, and the Mental Health Care Program over $920. This is an approximate saving of 25%. In order to receive the discount, the program must be paid for in full before your first consultation.

Plus, making this upfront commitment financially is a great way to commit yourself mentally to the program and give it your all!

How do the Weight Loss Program consultations work?2021-05-05T10:15:47+10:00

To ensure that you can complete the program in 12 weeks, all of your consultations will be booked in advance as per the following schedule:

  • Week 1: First Consultation (1 hour, body scan at consultation)
  • Week 2: Second Consultation (1 hour)
  • Week 3: Support Consultation (30 mins)
  • Week 4: Support Consultation (30 mins)
  • Week 5: 
  • Week 6: Support Consultation (30 mins, body scan at consultation)
  • Week 7:
  • Week 8: Support Consultation (30 mins)
  • Week 9:
  • Week 10: Support Consultation (30 mins)
  • Week 11:
  • Week 12: Support Consultation (30 mins, body scan at consultation)

Be prepared to commit to and attend all of your consultations to get the most out of the program. Appointments are available face-to-face or online via Telehealth (video).

Please note that ALL consultations, whether used or not, expire after 12 weeks. If you’d like to pre-purchase consultations that don’t expire consider buying a consultation package.

Online payment and booking:

You can book online to get started. After you book your first consultation and pay for the program online, our Customer Service team will be in touch within 24 hours to book your remaining 7 sessions with your dietitian, as per the program schedule above, at a time that suits you best.

Phone payment and booking:

You can give us a call to get started. Payment can be made securely over the phone or via email. Our Customer Service team will book all 8 of your consultations, as per the program schedule above, at a time that suits you best.

Appointment Availability:

While we endeavour to find the most suitable time for you, as per the program schedule, there are limited places available and appointments quickly book up. In the event that we can’t find a suitable time for you to have your consultations we’ll refund your payment as per the 7 day cooling off period.

Reschedules and Cancellations:

To ensure you’re able to complete the program as per the schedule we book all of your consultations in advance at the available times that suit you best.

We understand that sometimes things happen and you’ll need to reschedule/cancel your consultation. The following policy applies to all weight loss program participants:

We welcome reschedules with more than 24 hours notice prior to your appointment and we’ll do our best to reschedule you within the week that your consultation was booked. However, due to the limited availability of bookings and the time constraints of the program, if you cannot make the available time slots in the week that your consultation has been booked, as per the schedule, you’ll have to forfeit the consultation from the program.

Reschedules and cancellations within 24 hours of your appointment are strictly forfeited from the program.

The 12 Week Program is not for me, can I get a refund?2021-08-09T15:16:46+10:00

7 day cooling off period

If you have not had your first consultation, you are entitled to a full refund of the program within 7 days of purchasing/payment.

After this cooling off period, refunds are not offered under any circumstances, even if you did not complete the program.

Do the 12 Week Programs cater for special diets?2021-08-09T15:15:31+10:00

Yes! You complete the programs via one-on-one sessions with a dietitian, which means that all the advice can be tailored to your specific food preferences and requirements.

We’re highly experienced in helping people who follow a variety of eating patterns, including:

  • vegan
  • vegetarian
  • gluten free
  • diary free
  • nut free
  • egg free
Is the Weight Loss Program low carb?2021-03-16T13:30:28+11:00

It depends.

We don’t do ‘high carb’ or ‘low carb’. We do a ‘what’s right for you carb’ and endeavour to find the eating pattern that right for you and that you can stick to it long term.

For many individuals, we find that adopting a low to moderate carb approach is great for weight management and still allows you to enjoy your favourite foods while staying consistent with your goals.

We also strongly discourage a ketogenic approach for weight loss as the long-term side-effects of this dietary pattern outweighs the immediate weight loss results in the short term.

What is the Weight Loss Program?2021-05-05T10:20:35+10:00

The Clinic Weight Loss Program is a 12 week, results driven, one-on-one experience where clients are empowered, encouraged and educated to lose weight in the same way that they intend on maintaining it. It’s all about helping people not only get results, but do it in a sustainable, realistic way, without restrictive eating practices. Our goal is that you get results AND build a healthy relationship with food.

The program consists of eight, one-on-one consultations with a qualified dietitian, delivered over 12 weeks. You start the program with a kickstart meal plan that’s tailored to your energy needs and food preferences. Then, over the 12 week period, you are taught the key fundamentals to eat well long term, make healthy food choices consistently and develop health eating habits that suit your life, while your kickstart meal plan is tweaked and adapted to suit your life so you get results.

We’ll track your progress with three comprehensive body composition scans and provide you with lots of recipes and resources to keep you inspired and on track!

How much weight will I lose on the Weight Loss Program?2021-05-05T10:22:32+10:00

It depends. Weight loss is the result of how consistently you’re able to maintain an energy deficit over the 12 week period. It also depends on the balance you’re prepared to strike in order to get results. There is no wrong or right amount of weight to lose. If you’re happy with the balance that you’ve struck and the subsequent results and it feel realistic and sustainable for you then that is great.

Weight loss results also depend on your genetics and your ability to have good awareness over your food choices and portion control. Our goal is to create the right energy deficit for you, that’s realistic and sustainable and that you can consistently stick to. We’ll also spend lots of time helping you overcome the barriers to creating this deficit like drinks, emotional eating and snacking.

We’ll aim to create a deficit that will result in consistent weight loss for you as an individual. Most people can expect between 1/4 – 1kg per week fat loss. Safe weight loss can occur as a maximum of 1kg/week (on average). Anything more than this is not actual body fat and not healthy over the long term.

Do I get a meal plan on the Weight Loss Program?2021-03-16T15:41:35+11:00

Yes!

At your First Consultation, you’ll receive a kickstart meal plan that will be tailored to your energy needs and food preferences and geared for results. It will outline examples of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks that fit with your needs and that you can follow from day 1.

Then, the goal of the program is to educate you on the key nutrition principles of this meal plan and empower you to know how to do this for yourself. As we teach you the key principles, we’ll continue to tweak and adjust your meal plan to show you how to practically apply what you’re learning, all while helping you stay consistent and on track so you get results.

The end game is weight loss results with the knowledge and skills to maintain it long term!

Can I pay for a 12 Week Program in instalments?2021-08-09T15:13:42+10:00

No.

At this point in time, the programs are about 25% off the total value. The fees are to be paid in full, upfront at or before your first consultation.

What if I can’t make it to one of my pre-booked appointments with a 12 Week Program?2021-08-09T15:12:07+10:00

To ensure you’re able to complete the program as per the schedule we book all of your consultations in advance at the available times that suit you best.

We understand that sometimes things happen and you’ll need to reschedule/cancel your consultation. The following policy applies to all 12 week program participants:

We welcome reschedules and cancellations with more than 24 hours notice prior to your appointment and we’ll do our best to reschedule you within the week that your consultation was booked. However, due to the limited availability of bookings and the time constraints of the program, if you cannot make the available time slots in the week that your consultation has been booked, as per the schedule, you’ll have to forfeit the consultation from the program.

Reschedules and cancellations within 24 hours of your appointment are strictly forfeited from the program.

I don’t live in Canberra, can I still do a 12 Week Program?2021-08-09T15:30:56+10:00

Yes you can! The consultations can be conducted via secure Telehealth (video) and all recipes and resources will be emailed to you from your dietitian after the appointment.

Please note that for the Weight Loss Program, non-Canberra participants will NOT be able to have the body scans, as these occur in-house, and we are unable to adjust the total price in this situation. However, non-Canberra participants who can’t use the body scans, receive a 30 minute Support Consultation (valued at $90) credit on their profile to use AFTER the program is finished, whenever they like (doesn’t expire) instead. This is equivalent to the same value as 3 body scans. This is also a great way to stay on track as checking back in after the program is done can help maintain your new habits.

Consultations for Couples2021-09-07T10:42:02+10:00

We can absolutely help you as a couple with your nutrition. How you and your partner book in depends on who requires the nutrition advice and how you’d like to work with your dietitian. If only one of you would like individualised nutrition advice and you simply want your partner to be across the information, you can book a consultation under your name and your partner can attend.

If you and your partner both require individualised nutrition advice, two separate consultations must be booked under each name. Think about it as if you were receiving a hair cut. Whoever is receiving the service, should book in under their name. If you are both wanting the service, you should both book in.

If you both book with the same dietitian (can be booked back-to-back or different day/time) they will be able to make sure the advice and planning is coordinated, where it can be, for shopping, cooking and eating. This way you will each get individualised advice that is easy to implement together.

You are welcome to attend as a guest to each other’s consultations at any time, however, only the person who is booked into the appointment will receive nutrition advice at that appointment.

Can I claim with my private health for a Telehealth consultation?2020-04-06T10:53:35+10:00

Yes. You will be emailed a receipt after payment is made that you can take to your private health fund to claim.

Can I claim with Medicare for a Telehealth consultation?2020-11-04T12:46:38+11:00

Yes.

Medicare rebates available for Telehealth consultations for clients with chronic conditions and complex care needs that are managed under a Chronic Disease Management Plan or an Eating Disorder Treatment Plan. A medical practitioner must refer patients for Dietitian services using a designated referral form for Allied Health services under Medicare.

If you don’t have these referral documents, you can speak to your GP about whether you are a candidate for these plans.

If you already have an existing referral for Dietitian services under Medicare with The Healthy Eating Clinic, you can continue to use the rebates from this referral.

We will require a copy of these documents prior to your Telehealth consultation to ensure the claiming process runs smoothly. If documents are not supplied in time for your Telehealth consultation you will be charged the full consultation fee of $170 for 1 hour or $90 for 30 minutes. This condition cannot be waived in any circumstance.

How do I book a Telehealth consultation?2020-08-10T15:34:48+10:00

You can book your Telehealth appointment online, via email or over the phone.

Online

Click here to book online now 

Email

Send us an email at admin@healthyeatingclinic.com.au

Phone 

Call us on 02 6174 4663

What device do I need to join a Telehealth consultation?2020-04-06T10:51:56+10:00

Any mobile phone, laptop, computer, tablet or iPad with a camera and audio will work for an online video consultation. You will not need to download any apps.

What if I can’t get the video to work?2021-05-05T10:28:13+10:00

If you can’t get the video to work and have not joined the video consultation after 5 minutes, call the Clinic on (02) 6174 4663 and we can help get it working for you.

If the technology does not cooperate, you can resume your consultation over the phone and your dietitian will email any resources or recommendations to you.

Can I put a 12 Week Program on hold/ transfer it to someone else?2021-08-09T15:06:56+10:00

No. The 12 week programs are time bound to 12 weeks. It is ok if you miss a consultation but you can not make this up at a later date or put the program on hold. The consultations are only valid for 12 weeks from the week of your first consultation. The program can not be transferred to someone else once the first consultation has been attended.

What if I don’t have a device that can connect to video?2020-04-06T10:46:34+10:00

We can conduct consultations over the phone if you are not able to connect to video.

If you would prefer, or need, a phone consultation please specify this when making a booking and your dietitian will call you at the scheduled time of your appointment and will be able to email resources and recommendations to you.

How do I pay for a Telehealth consultation?2020-05-12T12:47:38+10:00

Payment is due the same day of your online consultation. There are two different ways to pay for your Telehealth consultation:

Payment over the phone:

You will be contacted by our customer service team prior to your appointment to ensure that your consultation link was received and is working and to make payment over the phone.

Payment via email:

If you would prefer we can send you an invoice via email. You can pay securely by clicking the payment link in the invoice.

Can I do the Weight Loss Program with my partner?2021-08-10T18:28:09+10:00

Your partner is welcome to attend all the consultations. This can be helpful if you are mostly grocery shopping, cooking and eating together. We cannot offer body scans for both you and your partner or two individualised meal plans. There simply isn’t enough time to cover individualised meal plans and advice for two people. The meal plan will be based on your energy requirements, which are partially calculated form your body scan. If your partner wishes to have their own body scans and meal plan done, they will need to book separately.

What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?2020-08-10T16:08:49+10:00

The key differences between nutritionists and dietitians are:

Nutritionists provide practical nutrition advice to healthy individuals and offer their advice within general healthy eating guidelines.

Dietitians specialise in the relationship between diet and disease. Dietitians are equipped to work with individuals with chronic and acute health conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, PCOS, allergies and intolerances. You are able to receive a rebate from your private health insurance with an appointment with a dietitian and where applicable receive a medicare rebate.

All dietetic practitioners employed at The Healthy Eating Clinic to see clients are Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs), and are university educated in nutritional science and the practical application of nutrition principles. Body Scan Analysts are not required to be dietitians, however, they are throughly trained to explain your body scan results.

Which private health insurance funds offer rebates through HICAPS?2020-02-19T11:56:04+11:00

Below are the participating health funds for dietetic services through HICAPS:

How many Medicare rebates am I entitled to?2021-07-01T08:37:51+10:00

Medicare rebates of $55.10 are available for clients with chronic conditions and complex care needs that are managed under a Chronic Disease Management Plan or an Eating Disorder Treatment Plan. A medical practitioner must refer patients for dietitian services using a designated referral form for Allied Health services under Medicare.

Under a Chronic Disease Management Plan you may be entitled to up to five (5) services per patient each calendar year. Additional services are not possible in any circumstances.

Under an Eating Disorder Treatment Plan you may be entitled to up to twenty (20) services per patient each calendar year. Additional services are not possible in any circumstances.

Are DVA Veteran Cards accepted?2021-07-01T09:00:50+10:00

Yes! We accept DVA Veteran Gold cards as payment with a DVA D0904 referral from your GP. Please contact us to discuss the next steps.

What blood tests can I be referred for?2020-02-19T12:02:40+11:00

Your practitioner can refer you for a wide range of tests including cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and insulin resistance as well as vitamin and mineral levels such as iron, zinc, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and many more. Your practitioner will walk you through the most relevant tests and ensure you are comfortable.

Do I need to make an appointment to get a blood test referral?2020-08-10T16:01:12+10:00

To receive a referral for a pathology test you do need to be an existing client of The Healthy Eating Clinic. This means that you must have had a First Consultation with one of our current practitioners. If you have not had a consultation with one of our practitioners, please make an appointment.

It is at your practitioner’s discretion as to whether you will need to attend a consultation to receive a referral or collect your results. If you are unsure, please contact us.

Can I claim with private health or Medicare for my blood tests?2020-02-19T12:05:59+11:00

Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover pathology tests referred from dietitians.

Private health insurers may cover biochemistry testing. Please contact your insurer for more information. Private health insurance claims for biochemistry cannot be processed through our HICAPs machine.

Are you the same as The Healthy Eating Hub?2020-03-13T20:27:13+11:00

We used to be called The Healthy Eating Hub! In February 2020 we were re-named as The Healthy Eating Clinic to better differentiate ourselves from what The Healthy Eating Hub does.

The Healthy Eating Hub is an online habit building program that teaches you how to eat well for the rest of your life – one habit at a time.

The Healthy Eating Clinic (us) is Canberra’s largest collective of university qualified nutritionists and dietitians and provide clients with individualised nutrition advice, guidance and support for a range of health issues and concerns.

How much will my consultation cost?2021-08-10T20:43:03+10:00

Consultation cost varies based on the time and type of the consultation. Below are our consultation fees.

  • First Consultation (1 hour): $170
  • Second Consultation (1 hour): $170
  • Support Consultation – long (1 hour): $170
  • Support Consultation – short (30 minutes): $90
Do you accept NDIS clients?2020-08-10T15:29:40+10:00

Absolutely! We are very keen to support clients with a disability to eat well and gain independence through food.

The Healthy Eating Clinic is able to accept Self Managed and Plan Managed NDIS clients.

We are currently unable to provide services to NDIA Agency Managed plans as we are not an NDIS registered provider.

How do I book a consultation for an NDIS client?2020-08-10T16:09:48+10:00

Simply complete our NDIS referral form and our customer service team will be in contact with you to organise an appointment time.

Can you provide a NDIS progress report?2020-04-06T11:37:52+10:00

Yes. Our team of dietitians can provide a written report for NDIS claiming. To cover the time required for analysis, planning and report writing, this service incurs a fee of $170.

What if I can’t make it to my appointment?2021-05-05T10:34:34+10:00

You may cancel or reschedule your appointment without charge with a minimum of 24 hours notice before your appointment.

Cancellations or reschedules made with less than this notice period will strictly incur fees. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details.

Is Bulk Billing available?2021-07-01T08:38:06+10:00

Bulk Billed consultations are NOT available at The Healthy Eating Clinic.

Medicare rebates of $55.10 are available for clients with chronic conditions and complex care needs that are managed under a Chronic Disease Management Plan or an Eating Disorder Treatment Plan. A medical practitioner must refer patients for dietitian services using a designated referral form for Allied Health services under Medicare.

If you don’t have these referral documents, you can speak to your GP about whether you are a candidate for these plans.

If you already have an existing referral for dietitian services under Medicare with The Healthy Eating Clinic, you can continue to use the rebates from this referral.

We will require a copy of these documents prior to your consultation to ensure the claiming process runs smoothly. If documents are not supplied in time for your appointment you will be charged the full consultation fee of $170 for 1 hour or $90 for 30 minutes. This condition cannot be waived in any circumstance.

What if I don’t have private health insurance?2020-04-06T12:05:11+10:00

Lucky for you The Healthy Eating Clinic offers discounts for Consultation Packages. You can save 20% when you purchase a group of consultations in advance.

There is no expiry date on these pre-paid consultations.

Do I need a referral to see a dietitian?2020-09-30T14:56:23+10:00

No. You can book in to see one of our Accredited Practising Dietitians whenever you’re ready.

However, Medicare rebates are only available to eligible clients with a referral from their GP. Please see our Medicare FAQs for more information.

What is the difference between a Senior Dietitian and Dietitian?2021-02-17T15:32:53+11:00

A senior dietitian has  5+ years experience in private practice and/or community nutrition and are qualified to take more complex medical cases.  A dietitian has less than 5 years experience in private practice and/or community nutrition and are qualified to help with less complex medical cases.

All dietitians that are part of our team are supported, mentored and trained regularly on evidenced-based nutrition to help our clients with high quality dietary advice.

InBody Scans

Does the InBody scanner measure bone density?2020-02-19T14:52:22+11:00

No, the InBody scanner does not measure bone density. It does measure bone mineral content, which may be an indicator for bone density and strength. More thorough medical testing is required to measure bone density.

Is an InBody scan suitable for everyone?2021-05-05T10:05:28+10:00

An InBody scan is not suitable for individuals who are pregnant, have a pacemaker, or those who are unsteady when standing and require assistance for walking.

What is the weight restriction for an InBody scan?2020-04-06T10:55:45+10:00

The maximum weight that can be measured by the InBody scanner is 250kg.

How regularly should I get an InBody scan?2020-02-19T14:46:49+11:00

We recommend a scan every 8-12 weeks for clients actively trying to make change. This allows enough time to see change in body composition and to determine if you are heading in the right direction towards your body composition goals.

What is an InBody scan?2020-08-10T15:39:43+10:00

A comprehensive scan of your body composition. This is the best method to track positive changes and measure the effectiveness of your nutrition and exercise strategies. InBody uses BIA to measure your muscle, fat and water levels.

Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) was discovered in the early 1960s. BIA is a method of measuring body composition. A small alternating current is sent through the body which measures the different resistance of the make up of the body. For example, body fat compared to body water (such as blood) has a much weaker conductivity, which equals relatively high impedance.

The InBody body composition analyser measures your body and provides a detailed, yet easy to understand report. On your results sheet, you will see how many kilograms of fat and muscle is on your body and where it is located. By monitoring these metrics over time, you can pin point the changes needed in your diet and exercise to achieve your goals. A small example of the metrics found on a InBody results sheet:

  • Total skeletal muscle mass
  • Total body fat in kilograms
  • Total body fat percentage
  • Visceral fat
  • Total body water
  • Segmental muscle and fat analysis
  • Bone mineral content
  • Basal metabolic rate
  • Plus much more…
Can I use private health insurance or Medicare for InBody scans2020-02-19T14:45:41+11:00

No. Private health insurance and Medicare does NOT cover the cost of InBody scans.

What does an InBody scan measure?2020-08-10T15:51:43+10:00
  • Total skeletal muscle mass
  • Total body fat in kilograms
  • Total body fat percentage
  • Visceral fat
  • Total body water
  • Segmental muscle and fat analysis
  • Bone mineral content
  • Basal metabolic rate
  • Plus much more!
How much does an InBody scan cost?2020-08-10T15:52:47+10:00

An InBody scan appointment is $40. You also have the option to add a scan to any nutrition consultation for $30 or purchase a scan package, which saves you 20%.

Will I receive nutrition information or advice during my InBody Scan?2020-02-19T14:43:27+11:00

No. Due to the limited time in an InBody scan appointment, it is not possible to provide nutrition information or advice. If you are interested in individualised nutrition advice, please book a First Consultation with one of our Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs).

How does the InBody scanner measure body composition?2020-02-19T14:42:22+11:00

The InBody scanner uses BIA to measure body composition.

Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) was discovered in the early 1960s. BIA is a method of measuring body composition. A small alternating current is sent through the body which measures the different resistance of the make up of the body. For example, body fat compared to body water (such as blood) has a much weaker conductivity, which equals relatively high impedance.

How long does the InBody scan take?2020-02-19T14:41:15+11:00

InBody scan appointments are 10-minutes. During this time the practitioner will prepare you for the scan, run the scan (this only takes approximately 60 seconds) and explain your results.

Do I need to undress for an InBody scan?2020-02-19T14:40:39+11:00

No, you do not need to undress. We will only ask you to remove shoes, socks, watches, belts and heavy outerwear. Wearing light clothing will not significantly affect your results.

How do I prepare for an InBody scan?2020-02-19T14:37:56+11:00

Here are some suggestions to consider before having an InBody scan:

  • Wear light clothing such as active wear, shorts and a T-shirt, etc
  • Avoid eating a large meal in the 2 hours prior to your scan
  • Avoid vigorous exercise in the hour prior to your scan
  • Use the bathroom before your scan
Is the InBody570 scanner safe to use?2020-08-10T15:54:32+10:00

Yes, the InBody scanner is safe. The electrical currents are small and are not harmful to the body. You won’t feel the currents and it is safe to use as often as you’d like.

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