We are excited to be introducing our patients to the FDA approved InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer.
So, what does this incredible machine do? Well, it does a LOT. Simply put, it provides information about what you are made up of…do you have enough muscle, too much fat, are you more likely to have serious health issues due to too much visceral fat, too much systemic inflammation, etc…? Did I mention this unit has cleared FDA testing?
It is now considered to be one of the gold standards for body composition assessment. This might seem like an odd piece of equipment for a sports medicine chiropractic office, but in reality, all sports chiropractors should all have one. It is vital to have a quality body composition analyzer as so many patients need to improve their muscle:fat ratio as an imbalance in this plays a direct role in a patient’s ability to recover. In addition, we can determine the intracellular water weight vs. the extracellular water weight in the body. This helps us in a unique and validated fashion to determine whether a patient has systemic inflammation. This is very important to be able to assess. On the topic of visceral fat, the major contributor to vascular health and an indicator that most have probably never had checked, yes, the 570 has you covered (it’s validity has been compared to abdominal CT scans). Continue Reading →