Your Initial Medical Health Assessment:
What type of assessment is performed?
A Medical Health and Exercise assessment will be performed. This includes measurement of your Resting Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Oxygen Levels, Percentage Body Fat analysis, Lung Function, Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference. We will then perform an exercise test, during and after which we will monitor your Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Oxygen Levels. We will then review and explain all of the results with you at the end of the session. Even more information about these assessments can be found by clicking here.
Is this assessment based on sound medical knowledge?
Yes, each element of our Medical Health and Exercise Assessment is based on recent, good quality, peer-reviewed clinical research done by well respected researchers and clinicians from around the world.
What type of clothing should I wear for my assessment?
You should wear comfortable clothing in which you would be prepared to exercise for approximately 10-15 minutes. If you generally get quite warm during exercise, then wearing shorts might be suitable, but bring something warm to wear after the session is completed. Women should wear a string top or short sleeved top, not a long sleeved top. We supply drinking water for during and after the exercise session.
What is the purpose of a Medical Health Assessment with Flynn Medical Exercise?
The purpose of our assessments is to give an overall picture of your health and identify any risk factors of which you probably were not already aware. Our exercise test is designed to measure your fitness levels and examine how your cardiovascular (heart and lungs) system deals with exercise, which puts it under a certain amount of pressure.
How should I prepare for my assessment?
You should follow the following protocol before attending your assessment to achieve the most accurate results:
- Don’t consume any large meals in the 5 hours before your assessment
- Don’t consume large amounts of water in the 4 hours before your assessment.
- Don’t consume coffee (it is a diuretic) in the 4 hours before your assessment.
- Don’t consume alcohol in the 24 hours before your assessment
- Don’t perform any significant exercise in the 12 hours before your assessment.
What time should I arrive at the clinic in advance of my assessment?
Please arrive at the clinic 5 minutes before your assessment is scheduled to begin so you can fill in the appropriate forms and get the maximum value out of your assessment time.
How long do the assessments take to complete?
The assessments take approximately 50 minutes to complete, which allows time at the end for a review of your results and for answering any questions you might have.
What is the total cost of an assessment with Flynn Medical Exercise?
The total cost of a Medical Health and Exercise assessment with Flynn Medical Exercise costs €95. However, discounts are available if the assessment is purchased as part of one of our Signature Exercise Programmes, more information about which can be found by clicking here.
Making an Appointment:
How do I make an appointment for an assessment with Flynn Medical Exercise?
You can make an appointment in the following ways:
- You can send us an e-mail at: email@example.com
- You can call us at: 0861546175
- Our opening hours are from 7:30am to 8:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
Do I need a referral from my G.P. or my consultant?
No, a referral from a medical practitioner (doctor) is not required. However, in order to claim the session back against your income tax, then a doctors referral is required and CANNOT be supplied by Flynn Medical Exercise.
Am I covered by my private health insurance?
All our clinicians are Chartered Physiotherapists, which means that if your Health Insurance Plan includes physiotherapy visits than yes you should be entitled to claim back some/all of the cost of the session from your Health Insurance Provider.
What are the opening hours of Flynn Medical Exercise?
- Our opening hours are from 7:30am to 8:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
After My Assessment:
When do I receive a report of my results after an assessment?
You will receive a report of your session immediately after completing it. This report will be discussed in detail with you and we will answer any questions you might have about any aspect of it.
Will my G.P./Consultant be contacted with the results of my assessment?
No, we will not contact your G.P. or your consultant with the results of your assessment unless you specifically request or give us permission to do so.
Are my assessment results confidential?
Yes, completely. We will not share your results with any other person unless you specifically request us to do so.
Do you accept Debit or Credit Card payments?
Yes we accept payment for all appointments with Debit Card or Credit Card as well as with cash. We do not accept payment by cheque.
Exercise Therapy and Signature Programmes:
Is each Exercise Therapy Session going to be the same?
No, each Exercise Therapy Session is different from the last. We do this to keep our exercise sessions new and exciting, which in turn means your more likely to keep enjoying and participating in them. It also means that over the course of a number of exercise sessions, your body gets a well rounded work out and isn’t sore in any one particular muscle group, which also means you are more likely to keep exercising with us!
Will I be sore or ache after my sessions?
We do our best to ensure that your exercise therapy sessions do not leave you with aches and pains. All our exercise sessions are aerobic in nature, which is less likely to leave you sore than resistance/anaerobic training sessions (i.e. weight lifting). However there is a chance that you will experience some small soreness or discomfort after our sessions, especially if you have not previously engaged in significant amounts of exercise.
What is the cost of Exercise Therapy sessions?
Exercise Therapy sessions cost €50 each but, as with our Medical Health and Exercise assessments, discounts can be obtained by availing of one of our Signature Exercise Programmes, more information about which can be found by clicking here.
How long are the Exercise Therapy sessions?
Exercise Therapy sessions are 45 minutes in length, which allow for a short review of your progress and achievements at the end of the session. That’s not too daunting, is it?
How do your Signature Exercise Programmes work?
When you sign up for one of our Signature Exercise Programmes, you will inevitably have a number of appointments to schedule, including Exercise Therapy Sessions and maybe one or two Medical Health (Re)Assessments. We recommend that you schedule your appointments on a bi-weekly basis (i.e. two appointments each week). This way you develop a schedule of exercising with us on two occasions each week, which is a good way to help you see results and also makes it easier to stick with the programme.
When commencing one of the Signature Exercise Programmes, when is the full payment due?
If you choose to participate in one of our Signature Exercise Programmes (more information about which can be found by clicking here), full payment will be due by your second appointment. For example, if after completing your Medical Health and Exercise appointment you decide to participate in the Achievement 6-week programme, your payment will be due on the occasion of your first Exercise Therapy session. Otherwise you will be charged at Pay-As-You-Go rates.
Lateness and Cancellation:
What if I am late for my appointment?
We ask all patients to arrive approximately 5 minutes before their session is due to commence. However, we understand that from time to time our patients are running late. Unfortunately, as we normally have a full and busy schedule, any time missed at the beginning of the session cannot be made up at the end of the session, and you will still be liable full payment for the cost of the session. Therefore, we encourage all patients to arrive on time to receive the maximum benefit from their sessions.
What if I have to cancel my appointment at short notice?
We ask that all patients give us at least 24 hours notice before cancelling an appointment with us, so we can assign your time slot to another patient. However, we understand that at times cancellation is necessary at short notice. We ask any patient who finds that they have to cancel an appointment in such fashion to give us as much notice as possible. If you cannot get through to us on the phone, leave us a voicemail or maybe send us an e-mail so we are more likely to get the message.