Do you want to know more about managing your health and wellbeing? Health and wellbeing assessments are for anyone who is looking for a comprehensive assessment of their health and wellbeing, and an action plan for ongoing management. If you have a health condition or are simply wanting to make sure you are on the right track with your lifestyle, then one of our health and wellbeing checks is for you.
We think about health as the things that keep our body fit and able.
Our Health Assessments are run by registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists.
The assessments are tailored to you. We use evidence-based-best-practice (information from research and our own experience) in creating your health assessment. We start with a conversation about you, your lifestyle and goals and your medical history. We then undertake several checks which might include things like body composition, cholesterol, diabetes risk assessment, lung capacity among others. Most assessments will also include an ECG monitored exercise test.
For some people, we can also include Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) and lactate measurements during your assessment.
Who has a health assessment with us? Those wanting
- to assess their general health (think of the assessment as a warrant of fitness),
- help and guidance to improve a certain aspect of their health such as high cholesterol, and/or blood pressure,
- help and guidance to achieve a goal such as a sporting endeavour or weight loss,
- help to better manage a medical condition
- to assess the health of their heart and/or lungs
- to assess the impact that daily stress could be having on their heart and overall health,
- a treadmill test with ECG (stress test) for insurance or work related purposes.
We can use these health assessments to prescribe exercise, nutrition and lifestyle modifications for people living with, or trying to rehabilitate from any health condition, concern or injury such as:
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure and/or cholesterol
- Diabetes and pre-diabetes
- Stroke and brain injuries
- Anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions
- Arthritis including other inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia and gout
- And many more!
When you book in for your Health Assessment, you will be sent a questionnaire that will help us to design the measures and tools that we will use in your assessment.
You can be referred for a health assessment by your doctor, cardiologist or other health professional.
Or you can refer yourself and book in below.
Choose one of our Health Assessments below and start your journey to better health!
General Health Assessment (45minutes)
The General Health Assessmentis for anyone who is trying to prevent, manage or rehabilitate from any health condition, disease or injury.
- We can tell you your current health and fitness and then create an action plan to improve
- We can help you manage a health condition like high cholesterol or blood pressure, diabetes or support your weight loss journey
- If you have recently had a health scare such as a stroke, heart attack or injury we can support your rehabilitation so that you feel safe and confident.
Using the measures and tools from this assessment, our Clinical Exercise Physiologists can help you to devise an action plan that works with you, your life and any other specialists that you are working with to improve, maintain, or get you back on track with living your best life.
Cost of the General Health Assessment: $170
Option to add Cardio-Pulmonary fitness analysis: $40
Comprehensive Cardiac Assessment (45 minutes)
Your heart is the most hard working organ in our body. Mostly we assess your heart at rest while you are sitting in a chair or lying on a bed. Our Comprehensive Cardiac Assessment allows us to assess your heart and how it is working both at rest and under stress.
We use key measures to assess your cardiac function and your risk of having a heart event like a heart attack. We then work with you to develop a plan to reduce your risk and to improve your heart health.
If you have:
- A family history of heart disease, and/or
- Are concerned about the long term impact your lifestyle is having on your heart, or
- You would like to know about your heart function,
Then this is the assessment for you.
All Comprehensive Cardiac Assessment’s include a specific ECG monitored exercise test. Depending on your health and functional ability, this may require you to exercise to high levels of intensity.
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is the gold standard of assessing the fitness of your heart and lungs. CPET involves breathing into a mask whilst exercising at gradually increasing levels of intensity. People with low cardiopulmonary fitness have a significantly elevated risk of developing heart disease. The good news, is by measuring your cardiopulmonary fitness, we can determine if you are at an elevated risk and do something about it!
Cost of the Comprehensive Cardiac Assessment: $170
Option to add Cardio-Pulmonary fitness analysis: $40
Stress is an independent risk factor for heart disease.
Stress affects us in all sorts of ways; it can be mental, emotional and/or physical. Regardless of where stress comes from, if not managed efficiently, it can culminate in a series of inflammatory processes in the body that can ultimately result in the development of heart related issues, other chronic diseases or sudden death.
Unlike other risk factors for heart disease such as cholesterol, blood pressure and fitness, stress is harder to measure. We can however make an assessment of the way that the body manages stress through a specific ECG monitored graded exercise test.
The Stress Test is for people who:
- are apparently healthy,
- lead busy lives,
- are unsure of how their bodies are managing their day-to-day stress,
- are concerned that stress is negatively impacting their health.
The Stress Test involves a conversation and various checks to better understand your current health and lifestyle. It does involve an exercise test on a treadmill and you will come away with an understanding of how your body manages stress. You will also find out if there are any concerns with regard to your management of stress and strategies to then improve it.
Cost of the Stress Test is $170.
Pre-Operative Prehabiliation Assessment
This assessment is for anyone deciding on, or already on a waiting list for an elective surgery. Operations put huge amounts of stress and strain on the body, especially the heart.
Low cardiopulmonary fitness (strength of your heart and lungs) is linked with the risk of complications both during and after your surgery. Your cardiopulmonary fitness before surgery also has an impact on your surgery outcomes and rate of recovery.
Often the wait for an elective surgery, such as a joint replacement can be weeks or even months. That waiting time provides the perfect opportunity for improving your cardiopulmonary fitness and muscular strength.
An ECG monitored Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Test (CPET) will assess your current level of fitness, and highlight what needs to be done prior to surgery to improve your outcomes. A CPET involves wearing a mask whilst exercising on either a treadmill or bike.
A conversation, other health checks and possible strength assessment (of the affected joint if applicable) will help to develop a Prehabilitation plan that will help to build your fitness and strength and minimise the risks associated with your operation. We can also work with your other specialists such as surgeons or physiotherapists.
Your surgeon and anaesthetist will thank you for it!
Cost of the Pre-Operative Assessment is $190.
Book your Health Assessment now.
We think about wellbeing as a concept wider than the health of your body. Wellbeing is about all the other things in life that are important for you to live well.
How you feel about yourself, your emotions and your psychological wellbeing. If you are so inclined then also things about your beliefs, spirituality, religion and your purpose here on this earth. Wellbeing is about living well, even if your physical body is not in a classic state of wellness. Wellbeing is about finding a path that you are happy walking. There are many paths to wellness. We can provide just the right mix of science, open-mindedness and compassion to support you on your wellness journey.
Your Wellness Check is conducted by Wiremu Matthews our Integrative Health Consultant, or Dorotka Wisniewski our Integrative Wellness Coach. Wiremu and Dorotka can help you take the initial steps on your wellness journey and support you on your path.
Improve your wellbeing today.