Bone Density Analysis:
The AP Spine is an ideal site for measuring a patient’s bone mineral density. This is due to the fact that it is a weight bearing area and is prone to osteoporotic fractures. The spine’s high concentration of metabolically active trabecular (soft, spongy) bone makes it the most sensitive site for monitoring response to therapy.
Bone mineral density (BMD) of the proximal femur is clearly the most important measurement in relation to risk of hip fracture, and even other osteoporotic fractures.
Complete Body Composition Analysis:
Nutrition, exercise and aging may have profound effects on an individual’s body composition.
Body composition measurement with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)* can look beyond weight and the traditional body mass index (BMI) to determine body fat distribution – an important risk factor in a variety of serious diseases.
Today’s body composition measurement tools can even make athletes make decisions on the training regimens they use to achieve the best performance.
In all these cases, body composition scans measurement contributes to a thorough patient evaluation and helps physicians monitor the effects of therapy, diet or exercise.
Resting Metabolic Rate:
Metabolic rate, or metabolism, is the rate at which the body expends energy. This is also referred to as the “caloric burn rate”. Knowing metabolic rate is vital for weight loss as well as for determining the proper feeding amounts needed to treat various disease states.
The MetaCheck from Korr Medical Technologies measures a person’s resting metabolic rate with a simple 10 minute breath test. The technology once reserved for hospitals and universities is now available at The Lamkin Clinic.
Testing metabolic rates will determine exactly how many calories a person may eat and still lose or maintain weight.
No more charts, averages, or guessing. For the first time in years, there is something truly new for the thousands of people who are trying to lose weight.
Cardiac Fitness Testing (VO2max):
VO2 is the rate of oxygen uptake, or consumption, measured during exercise. The maximum rate of oxygen uptake is called the VO2max or maximum VO2. VO2max is the ultimate measure of fitness and is reported in milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight per minute or ml/Kg/min. To achieve a high VO2max, a person must have a fit heart and lungs and significant lean muscle mass that is well conditioned.
VO2 testing is an ideal measure of cardiac fitness and can be followed over time to assess progress with your wellness program. VO2 testing is included in our Cenegenics evaluations as well as the Core System evaluation Optimum fitness and Cardiovascular Health.
Cognitive Screening Index by HeadMinder:
The HeadMinder Cognitive Stability Index is a general screening and diagnostic tool for assessing neurocognitive functioning. For individuals with concerns about loss of cognitive function, this simple test takes only thirty minutes and can provide a broad view of cognitive function and can be repeated annually. This test is included in our Cenegenics evaluation or individually with The Lamkin Clinic CSE-Cognitive Health Evaluation.
Complete Strength and Flexibility Assessment:
To know where you are going, you must know where you are…Establish a thorough and precise assessment of your strength and flexibility in our state of the art testing facility. The Lamkin Clinic’s University trained exercise physiologist, will provide experienced oversight during this comprehensive look at your current fitness status.
This assessment provides baseline numbers to create a revolving eight week routine to increase not only strength and flexibility, but balance and core strength. This assessment is included with the Cenegenics evaluation and our Optimum Fitness Core System Evaluation.
A VO2 test will also show the anaerobic threshold. The anaerobic threshold is the level of exercise intensity beyond which the body can no longer provide adequate oxygen to the muscles. Exercise below the anaerobic threshold should be comfortable even though the exercise extends for long periods. Exercise above the anaerobic threshold will improve cardiovascular fitness, but will also cause discomfort, fatigue, and muscle soreness.
Knowing the unique anaerobic threshold can be used to design a workout plan that will improve fitness and maximize calories burned. Measurement of VO2max or PeakVO2 will provide a true assessment of fitness level. The CardioCoach test will provide all of this data that is vital to proper fitness training. In addition, a CardioCoach test will also measure how many calories are burned during a workout at every exercise heart rate level. This information, along with a heart rate monitor, or a heart rate equipped bike or treadmill, can be used to calculate the precise amount of calories burned during a workout.