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VLA (Vitality, Longevity and Healthy Aging Analysis)


How do I achieve Vitality, Longevity and Healthy Aging (VLA)?

Learn the tools to live a longer, healthier life with more energy!
At Roughan Chiropractic we have selected team members who have received extensive training in maximising healthy aging and improving vitality, making them ideally suited to help you achieve your health goals. We use a scientifically validated test known as Biological Impedance Analysis (BIA), which assists us to design a programme specifically for your needs. Nutritional supplements, exercise recommendations and dietary advice will be provided, giving your body the building blocks for maximum health and energy.

What is Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA)?

BIA is a science that was originally developed for monitoring patients after surgery in a hospital setting. One of our trained team members at Roughan Chiropractic will connect leads to your hands and feet and pass a low voltage electrical current through your body. This is safe and painless, and provides your Practitioner with insight into aspects of your health such as how much fat and muscle that you have in your body. BIA can also help your Practitioner to monitor your cellular health and energy levels.

Who wants to live a longer, healthier life with more energy?

The key to longevity is not so much living long, as it is living well!

The chronic degenerative diseases of aging are now known to be mostly due to not living a genetically congruent lifestyle.

We are a chronically diseased society. The profile of diseases contributing most heavily to death, illness, and disability has changed dramatically during the last century. Today, chronic diseases – such as cardiovascular disease (primarily heart disease and stroke), cancer, and diabetes – are among the most prevalent, costly, and preventable of all health problems. The prolonged course of illness and disability from such chronic diseases as diabetes and arthritis results in extended pain and suffering and decreased quality of life for millions of people.

Our goal for you is to markedly extend your Health Span so that it matches your Life Span, thereby reducing or avoiding altogether the many years of lingering physical and mental disability typically experienced today.

The following are the Key “Biomarkers” which have been identified as accurately reflecting the individual’s aging status. Biomarkers are measurable, objective, indicative of aging status, and able to improved. These are what we will be monitoring for you on your VLA programme. These will be discussed with your actual assessment results and the specific programme that is indicated for you.

Our VLA programme can accurately measure:

  • Fat Mass
  • Body Fat
  • Total Body Water Content
  • Intra/Extracellular Water
  • Impendance Index
  • Muscle Mass
  • Phase Angle
  • Body Mass Index
  • % of ideal body weight
  • Composition (biological) age

More importantly, VLA measures the CHANGES in these readings.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call Roughan Chiropractic office at (03) 365 7828.

Initial VLA consultation $60 – Follow-up VLA consultation $40.


Roughan Chiropractic | Christchurch Chiropractors

Delivering the best in chiropractic spinal health care, and integrated health and wellness to the Christchurch and Hokitika, West Coast area since 1981.