Testing and examination
To get the full picture of physical capacity and reaction to physical activity.
A number of different tests and examinations are performed, which together provide an overall picture. Below are some examples of tests performed at the Paliesius clinic.
CPET (Cardiopulmonary exercise test)
CPET is a stress test to evaluate the cardio-pulmonary system and its function. The testing is done to evaluate the physical reaction to load and oxygen consumption. The test provides initial thresholds and zones for intensity in physical activity and exercise. CPET is an important clinical instrument for evaluating aerobic effect (VO2 max) and is fundamental for determining intensity zones. CPET also enables accurate evaluation of heart, lung or circulatory problems.
Testing in the field
Field testing is done to determine thresholds and training zones under real conditions. Testing in the field is done during the exercise or sport that is relevant to the individual. During field testing, the ECG is measured wirelessly throughout the activity. At individually set intervals, blood pressure, lactate and blood sugar are measured to get a comprehensive picture of the body’s reaction in physical activity.
Body Composition Analysis (BCA)
BCA is a method of measuring body fat, protein, minerals and water. It allows a more differentiated image of the body than e.g. Body Mass Index (BMI). Repeated measurements can show changes in fat mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and body fat percentage. BCA is also an important visual tool for physical change.
Standardized clinical tests are performed to evaluate blood pressure, skin, lungs, throat and heart (standard ECG). If indications occur during the ECG, a cardiologist consultation is performed with an ultrasound examination of the heart. Blood tests are important for evaluating the function of the larger systems and for identifying any risks of cardiovascular disease, endocrine diseases, kidney disease, liver disease or infection.
Blood samples are taken for screening and evaluation of the following major systems: cardiovascular, digestive, renal function and muscle. In addition to general parameters, tests for minerals, thyroid hormones, blood fats and glucose are also included.