Health Assessment at Perth Sports Massage Clinic

What does it cost?

$50

How long does it take?

30 minutes to 40 minutes

What you get:

Thorough assessment of your aerobic system including a computer generated print out of your health status and recommendations from your health professional on ways to improve your health status. It takes about 30minutes and costs $50. You’ll be given an idea of your VO2 max, body fat percentage, Body Mass Index and exercising and resting blood pressure. It’s an ideal gift for your loved one, fun to do with a partner or friend or group of friends and tests your ability to know yourself within.

Benefits of exercise:

  • Helps increase metabolism
  • Helps control blood pressure
  • Helps control weight gain
  • Helps improve self-esteem

What the test consists of:

  • 1. Resting and exercising Blood pressure and heart rate
  • 2. Either a Sub-maximal aerobic bike test Or a 3 minute sub-maximal aerobic step-up test
  • 3. Body fat analysis with both skin fold calipers
  • 4. Height and weight and body mass index (BMI)
  • 5. Measurements of body girth and circumference

Assessment of resting heart rate and blood pressure

A manual and automatic reading of your resting heart rate and blood pressure will be taken with their individual readings recorded and their average calculated.

Readings for your resting heart rate and blood pressure

High blood pressure leads to morbidity and health complications and we want to help reduce those risks and the damaging effects of high blood pressure. High blood pressure places extra load on the heart-leading to ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of the upper chambers of the heart through weakened and overstretched heart muscles).

What is a normal blood pressure reading?

Normal blood pressure readings are below 120/80, anything above that indicates the possibility of hypertension and if left undetected can have severe consequences on health. There is an even greater risk of high blood pressure when linked with family history of heart disease and heart attack. So we’d be looking at helping with lifestyle choices, exercise prescription and other lifestyle modifications like taking Yoga, Pilates or golf activities up.

What is my maximum heart rate?

Maximum heart rate is widely accepted as being 220 beats per minute minus the age of the person being tested (220-age). (Prior to the health assessment It is important to have rested and not eaten or consumed alcohol, caffeine or other stimulants in the preceding two hours).

Aerobic health assessment includes either:

      • 3 minute sub-maximal step up test
      • Sub-maximal ergonomic bike test

Your exercise physiologist or personal trainer will explain how the test is done, it should be sub-maximal meaning mild-to-moderate in intensity.


FAQ

How do I book a health assessment?

Simply call Perth Sports Injury Clinic on (08) 9383 7882 

How do I pay for a health assessment at Perth Sports Injury Clinic?

All major forms of payment are accepted prior to your arrival at Perth Sports Injury Clinic (credit card, debit card, cheque card account and cash).

What if I can’t make my class/appointment?

Bookings get very busy without notice and we always do our best to provide our customers with the best professional service in Perth. We accept that sometimes appointments can’t be kept, but failure to give less than 24 hours notice will incur a 50% late fee for each of the sessions missed on that day.

Do I have to do all of the sessions/classes on the same day?

The classes/sessions can be done at your choosing however each session will need to be booked for a scheduled time. Most people that choose packages tend to do them all on the same day.

Can I claim them back on private health?

Health Assessment is not rebate-able on private health. Call Perth Sports Injury Clinic to book your partner, family or friends in for a Health assessment  (08) 9383 7882