DEXA Body Composition Scan

Holistic Physio Fitness DEXA Northern Beaches will give you the most accurate
body composition baseline, so you can set realistic, achievable targets.


Holistic Physio Fitness is one of only a few DEXA Scanners on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. DEXA (or DXA) is a medical scanning technology originally developed to measure bone density. It passes a very low dose of dual-energy X-rays through the body to provide a high resolution image and precise measurement of body composition – specifically bone, fat and lean mass (muscle). It is the gold standard for body composition scanning worldwide, giving you the most precise reading to the gram of your total body composition.

For Your Body Composition

Holistic Physio Fitness uses the lowest radiation DEXA to give you an accurate report showing precisely how much fat and muscle mass you have so you can set realistic, achievable targets with your training and diet. Subsequent scans serve to keep you motivated and make the necessary changes to achieve your goal, either alone or with your personal trainer.


For Monitoring Bone Health

DEXA scans can also be used to diagnose osteoporosis, a condition that often affects women after menopause but may also be found in men. Osteoporosis involves a gradual loss of calcium, as well as structural changes, causing the bones to become thinner, more fragile and more likely to break.

The procedure is also effective in tracking the effects of treatment for osteoporosis and other conditions that cause bone loss.


What’s Involved?

A DEXA scan is quick, painless and non-invasive. You will be instructed to lie flat on a padded table, staying very still, while the scanning arm passes above you. You remain fully clothed, preferably underwear, shorts and t-shirt or similar though you may be asked to remove heavy clothing, shoes, jewellery and metal objects. The scan will take around 6 minutes and your DEXA report analysed by our professionals will be ready immediately. Too easy!

THE Technology

To ensure that Holistic Physio Fitness brings you the best-quality scans, we use the MediLink MedixDR.

The MedixDR features state-of-the-art 2D narrow-angle fan beam technology based on a 256 element detector, which provides excellent image quality as well as fast exam times, making it the ideal solution for all types of practices. Because of the reduced magnification and distortion effects (parallax errors) inherent to wide-angle fan beam densitometry, the 2D narrow-angle fan beam technology in the MedixDR ensure that area, BMD and geometric measurements are always accurate.

MediLink MedixDR

MediLink MedixDR

THE Process


We will show you how your body composition, cardio fitness, and metabolic health compares to your ideal physical snapshot.


We’ll make sure you’re making progress and recommend the best diet and fitness plan for your body.


Eliminate the guesswork and possess an unprecedented understanding of your body!

All scan appointments (apart from extended consults) run for 15 minutes and include the following:

    • An explanation of your results post scan. The procedure takes around 6 minutes so you can discuss your results for the remainder of the time.
    • Body composition results at the highest level and accuracy. DEXA is the gold standard.
    • Calculation of your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR).
    • A comprehensive report.
    • All scans are performed by an accredited Exercise Physiologist/Physiotherapist.
    • The option after your scan to receive an extended consultation and discuss the results, and learn how we can personalise a diet and/or training plan for you. RECOMMENDED! READ MORE ABOUT EXTENDED CONSULTS

1 Scan + Consult


Full explanation & goal setting. Ideal for first timers.

1 Scan


Ideal for following up on your progress.

2 Scans


just $80 each! That’s a discount of $30

Ideal for following up on your progress, or give away to a friend!

3 Scans


just $75 each! That’s a discount of $60

Ideal for tracking 12-week progress, or to share with 2 buddies!

Bulk Value!

5 Scans


Only $70 each! That’s a discount of $125

Monitor your progress with pinpoint precision, or bring 4 mates!

Extended Consultation



Get a better understanding of your results. Recommended for first timers!

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