What is the LEAR Health Assessment?
The LEAR Health Assessment examines your current state of health and physical activity capability. By accumulating this information, it will allow us to set you on a journey to review and enhance your lifestyle, we will support you in transforming your health and achieving your goals.
The Assessment and what it involves
2 hour comprehensive combined Health and Physical Assessment divided into 3 parts; Medical Screening, LEAR Movement Screen and Cardiovascular Evaluation, led by your designated Health Partner.
Following 90 minutes of analysis, your Health Partner will then spend 30 minutes presenting your results and outlining their tailored prescription for you. This can include any combination of Physiotherapy, Sports Massage, 1:1 Training or class participation that your Health Partner has determined will be the best way for LEAR to support you to achieve your goals.
After your Assessment, you will remain in direct contact with your Health Partner via email, where they will provide support in keeping you on track with your personalised prescriptive programme.
Before the Assessment
A Health and Physical Activity questionnaire will need to be completed. The questionnaire will contain health related questions, which will highlight any health or lifestyle factors that may have an effect on your current health state. Please wear loose, appropriate clothing to attend the assessment, and we advise no watches or jewellery are worn. You will be asked to wear a Polar heart monitor during the cardiovascular analysis.
Part 1 – Medical Screening Testing
The medical screening tests are done to enable an initial overview of the current level of health and fitness acquired. Your results will be compared to normative data, which will provide an indication of how we can help you to improve. The following information will be gathered:
Part 2 – LEAR Movement Screen
You will be examined on aspects of your movement, flexibility, mobility and body control through a series of 22 different movements.
Part 3 – Cardiovascular evaluation (Aastrand Cycle Test OR 6-minute Walk Test)
The Aastrand Cycle Test or 6 minute Walk Test will be used to examine your current aerobic capacity. The test you are asked to participate in will be dependent on your current functional abilities and any injuries.
Following your assessment, your Health Partner will discuss your results with you and you will receive them in a document for your own records. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions and also to get your first prescribed sessions booked in.
After your Health Assessment, you will stay in direct contact with your Health Partner. By having access to your Health Partners email you can stay in touch, keep us up to date with progress or any concerns or queries you may have with your programme and keep us up to date with any health changes that may take place.
If you and your Health Partner agree that strength training will be beneficial to you (and you are on one of our contracts), you will have a 'Test Session'. This is essential for us to assess your current level of strength in the gym setting and build a programme for you to get stronger, in line with your goals.