Frequently Asked Questions
You may have questions, we have answers!
What do you use for body scanning?
We use a Styku 3D body composition scanner which yields invaluable body measurements.
Our Styku scanner recreates your body in 3D. Outlining body composition changes over time. Styku extracts hundreds of measurements and develops a personalized health risk assessment. With this technology, we are able to see and determine fat loss, muscle mass improvements, and your risk of disease.
What do I wear for the scan?
For best results, the manufacturer recommends fitted clothing such as leggings and a sports bra or boxer briefs. Hair must also be tied back. This is recommended so the machine has the most accurate readings.
What does a Registered Dietitian do?
Dietitians provide nutrition care throughout the entire continuum of life helping to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals. Dietitians take the science of nutrition and translate it into a practical and easily applicable plan geared to the achievement of health goals. Dietitians look beyond fads and gimmicks to deliver sustainable, diet related changes tailored to your personal needs, challenges and goals.
In Ontario, anyone can legally call themselves a "Nutritionist" and provide nutrition information. In contrast, Dietitian is, by law, a protected title. Dietitians are regulated health professionals that undergo comprehensive training. This includes an accredited four year undergraduate degree followed by an internship or Masters program integrated with an internship and successful completion of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam.
What can a Registered Dietitian help me with?
A Dietitian can help you achieve your health-related goals through the power of food and nutrition. This can include:
Health goals- alter body composition (lose fat, gain muscle, etc.), improve bone health, increase fiber intake, increase energy, consume less sodium, etc.
Medical conditions- help manage diabetes, high cholesterol, iron deficiency, high blood pressure, pregnancy/breastfeeding, etc.
Dietary preferences- navigating diets like vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, etc.
Allergies and avoidances- working around lactose intolerance, celiac disease, soy allergies, peanut allergies, etc.
Lifestyle and behavior- skills for meal prepping, eating habits, cooking skill level, etc.
In Ontario, anyone can legally call themselves a "Nutritionist" and provide nutrition information. In contrast, Dietitian is, by law, a protected title. Dietitians are regulated health professionals who undergo comprehensive training. This includes an accredited four-year undergraduate degree followed by an internship or Masters program integrated with an internship and successful completion of the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam.
Development of customized program
We pride ourselves on the development of customized programs. For both the individual looking to develop a better relationship with exercise and food or with Human Resources departments looking to reduce workplace absenteeism and improve the quality of life for their employees.
What is a stress echocardiogram test for in this program?
A stress echocardiogram allows us to screen for myocardial and valvular abnormalities in addition to potential blockages in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. It allows us to see how well your heart is functioning under high demand situations such as intense exercise.
We perform our modified stress echocardiogram to ensure that our customized exercise program can be designed safely for each individual and is consistent with your current cardiovascular abilities.
The test involves walking on a treadmill where the speed and slope of the treadmill are increased gradually, using our Medically Fit protocol while monitoring heart rate and rhythm blood pressure response, EKG changes if any during exercise and recovery will be compared.
The exercise stress test usually takes about 60 minutes to complete including ultrasound imaging before and after the exercise component.
What does a Clinical Exercise Physiologist do?
A Clinical Exercise Physiologist has completed at least four years of tertiary studies. Beginning with an analysis of movement patterns, strength, medical history, and your goals to develop exercise programs that assist in the recovery of chronic diseases, improvement of cardiovascular function, body composition, flexibility and strength.
Additionally, Clinical Exercise Physiologists provide movement counseling and lifestyle education to address musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, metabolic, neuromuscular, and aging conditions.