Frequently asked questions

What is METS?

At METS we provide personalised programmes for weight loss, fatigue and health.

METS can help you:
  • Lose weight and more importantly keep it off
  • Gain energy and reduce fatigue
  • Prevent and manage certain chronic diseases
  • Reduce joint stress and pain
  • Take control of your health

What does it involve?

Using technology only available previously to athletes and research METS can produce a nutrition, activity and lifestyle programme based on your metabolic results to get you FAT burning and gaining energy.

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How long will an appointment take?

Please allocate 1 hour for your initial appointment. Follow up appointments may be less and your practitioner will advise accordingly.

What do I have to do before my appointment?

In order for you to get the most out of your visit it is required that you follow our pre-test protocol. For more information please.

Further information will be sent out with your pre-test instructions.

Why should I visit METS?

The truth is you can't manage what you don't measure.The issue with many current health programmes is they use a one size fits all approach using prediction equations and guesswork.METS eliminates the guesswork by accurately assessing and evaluating your metabolism, body composition and weight to design a programme tailored just for you.

Take our free metabolic questionnaire, simply click here.

Why do I need to measure my metabolism when I can use online calculators and activity trackers?

Calorie calculators, even those used by health professionals are based on population wide data and assume average energy needs based on sex, age, height and weight. They are inaccurate and often misleading, with one major study finding a +/- 30% error. It is important to note that they can't calculate what fuel is being burnt (fat or glucose) - a key measure when it comes to weight loss and health. Click here to read more.

What are your opening hours?

METS offers appointments from 7am on Tuesdays and Fridays and until 7pm on Mondays and Thursdays. Bookings are essential.

How much does it cost?

Our clinical weight management services are in line with other allied services and start at just $99, and less with health rebates. Programme costs will depend on goals, outcomes and the level of professional help required.

For a detailed quote please don't hesitate to call on our friendly staff on 9523 0523.

Are Medicare rebates available?

Yes. Patients referred via their doctor may be eligible for Medicare rebates for up to 5 visits. Click here for more details.

Are private health fund rebates available?

Yes, as an Exercise Physiologist/Dietitian health rebates are available. To find out if you are eligible for a health rebate and rebate amounts please contact your health fund service provider. Please click here for more details.

Why do you require upfront payment?

Evidence and experience has shown that upfront payment improves compliance and outcomes. This applies to all programmes and referrals.

What kind of results do you get?

Our recent data has shown METS management to be 3-4 x more effective than conventional weight loss interventions. Clients generally achieve 5% weight loss which has been shown to be clinically significant and associated with a reduction in Diabetes risk, pain and medication requirements. Many clients also report improved energy, sleep and overall wellbeing. However everyone is different, and as a chronic disease and weight management advisory service we do not ensure weight loss.

Do I need a doctors referral?

No, visits to METS can occur privately without referral. Test results can however be forwarded to a GP if requested.

What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule?

Please refer to our cancellation policy for terms and conditions.