Discovering the Cause of Weight Gain
At MassAttack we value diagnostic techniques and apply the most up to date and medically sound techniques to assist in establishing the undelying cause of your weight gain to ensure you achieve long lasting results.
Professionally alligned with Australia's leading medical laboratory, we provide a full patient referral and interpretative service.
Hormonal Uptake Screening
Although many practitioners test for hormones, rarely do they implement testing and interpretative procedures to establish effective hormonal uptake. This forms the foundation of care plans for all MassAttack patients which is why we have such a strong reputation for delivering results.
Many health care models utilise symptomatic screening as a non invasive means of prescribing treatment routines. However, although we use this model to provide baseline information, it only provides a platform for further investigation. Unlike others, we do not rely on it alone in the formation of your effective care management plan. We prescribe treatments that get to the cause, not just to relieve the symptom.
Targeted Pathology Testing
For many patients, getting to the cause requires testing beyong those usually performed in routine blood or saliva testing. Depending on your individual circumstances, we may suggest further testing to investigate your functional, biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormonal status. The results provide essential information to assist us in the diagnosis, and development of your care management plan. They are fundamental to the treatment and management of patients seeking a holistic approach to health.
Digestive Health Analysis
A healthy digestive system is not as simple as consuming yoghurt or taking a probiotic! Further testing may be recommended if indicated in the analysis process. Intestinal parasites, particularly those found in temperate climates, such as Dientamoeba fragilis and Blastocystis hominis, are often overlooked as a potential cause of disease and unexplained weight gain. Other dysbiotic conditions such as yeast overgrowth or bacteria's such as helicobactor pylori, are also linked to hormonal imbalances associated with weight gain.
VLA testing includes a scientifically validated test known as Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA). BIA measures biomarkers of health, including muscle, fat and energy production. These biomarkers will tell you many things about your health including body fat levels, energy, toxicity, inflammation and response to treatment. This service is available in clinic.
Our Lab Testing Providers
MassAttack chooses healthscope Functional Pathology to perform specialised medical laboratory testing services to Functional Medicine practitioners and their patients.
Healthscope tests are performed within their expansive core laboratory by a team of highly qualified scientific and technical staff. The tests may be used to establish the cause of disease or imbalance and provide a tool for early intervention and management.