Skip to main content

Body Composition Testing

Why Get a Body Composition Test?

When looking at the composition of your body, your weight is just one factor. If you are trying to build more strength and muscle mass, you may weigh more since muscle weighs more than fat so it’s important to know what portion of your weight is coming from muscle vs. fat. Moving below the surface, understanding where your muscle mass is distributed across different parts of your body makes a big difference in your performance and nutrition goals, as well as injury prevention.

Identify Asymmetrical Muscle Mass

It may not be visible to the naked eye, but you can have asymmetrical tendencies in your body. Muscle imbalances can occur when one set of muscles in a limb are unequal in strength and size to the muscles of the opposite limb. You can also look at it on a general level by comparing the size and strength of the muscles in your legs to the muscles in your arms. What may seem like even a small difference in size can potentially cause an injury.

Gain Concrete Body Composition Numbers

With our InBody 570 body composition machine, we can help you measure your muscle/fat mass, where your muscles are located and your BMI. The InBody 570 works by sending a light electrical current through your body from extremity to extremity. From there, the device analyzes exactly what your body is composed of. It can also tell you how many calories you burn while at rest (BMR), which may be helpful when planning your nutritional goals. Using this type of tool could help you know where to build up the necessary mass and give you a better idea of where you’re at with your training goals.

InBody Body Composition Testing Device

Segmental Breakdown
   • Lean muscle vs. fat
   • Left arm vs. right arm
   • Left leg vs. right leg
   • Trunk

Basal Metabolic Rate
   • Properly train or plan your meals

BMI, % Body Fat & Visceral Fat
  • Determine risk for heart diseases or diabetes

During your body composition test, you will also receive a one-on-one consult with our physical therapists. If you’re training for a sport or want to improve your overall health, with your InBody Analysis, you can evaluate your current exercise and nutrition regime and understand how it relates to your fat reductions and muscle gains.

Watch this video of Tyler Patrick, Clinic Director of Therapydia Kona, give a quick walkthrough of the InBody Body Composition Test — you can get data on body fat %, muscle mass and BMR in minutes!

Jessica Jones

Physical Therapist

Jessica recently moved to Seattle from Boston, MA and is excited to join the Therapydia team. Her treatment experience includes orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, and vestibular therapy. Jessica received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2016. She has completed the Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and is in the process of completing a Comprehensive Vestibular Rehabilitation certification. Jessica believes in empowering and inspiring patients to take control of their health through education, movement, and exercise. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and levels while utilizing soft tissue techniques, neuromuscular re-education, balance training as well as therapeutic exercise. In her free time, Jessica enjoys yoga, dancing, kayaking, and hiking with her dog!


Move Better with Physical Therapy

Same-day or next-day appointments are available for new patients.

"*" indicates required fields

Are you an existing patient or new patient?*

Appointment Preferences

Day of the week
What days are you free to come in?
Time of Day
What times work best for you?
Select which option applies