The InBody 570
During patient check-in appointments, Symmetry’s InBody 570 is used to track patient progress. This specialized scale uses electrodes to analyze individual’s body composition, measuring a multitude of features in addition to one’s weight. Water weight, muscle mass, skeletal mass, and body fat are also taken into account. The InBody 570 also analyzes the contents of both arms and legs, as well as the trunk of the body, to see where patients are gaining and losing. This scale also has the ability to measure visceral fat, which is the most concerning fat as it surrounds vital organ tissue.
Why We Use the InBody
The InBody measurements are important in order to see what is happening within our patients’ bodies while they are on plan. Generally, over the course of the program, patients will lose body fat, gain and maintain muscle mass, become more hydrated, and retain less water, and the InBody allows our coaches to track these markers. Thus changes in body composition illustrate patient progress and help coaches discern how to better direct patients towards their goals.
Preparation for In-Body Weigh-Ins
Since the In-Body is a very sensitive instrument, to receive accurate results, it is important to properly prepare for your weigh-in or test results may be skewed.