Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA)
Bio Impedance Analysis is a tool we use to determine body composition. This system uses resistance and reactance measurements to help provide the doctor with information about your body composition makeup including body fat, muscle mass, water weight, and water distribution.
To see a video that shows what a BIA is click HERE. For more information about why it's important clinically, click HERE. And this video explains a bit more about how it is used for assessing chronic diseases HERE.
BIA, or bioelectric impedance analysis, is a fast, accurate, and safe way to measure six key body composition elements. Through the study of the electrical properties of the body and their changes over time, health professionals can easily measure clients’ overall health and quickly chart their progress. BIA analysis is quick, painless, and completely non-invasive, using four electrodes placed on the body: no needles or bloodwork required.
BIA can be performed on any living thing: humans, animals, and even plants. It can be used in clinical, educational, or research settings. Body composition assessment provides healthcare professionals and their clients with a powerful, accurate window into disease and health.