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Metabolic & VO2 Testing

Two powerful tools for our weight management and athletic performance programs.

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What is Metabolic Testing?

Resting metabolic testing provides you with the exact caloric intake needed to achieve your weight management and athletic performance goals. The resting metabolic testing is a simple and comfortable 15 minute breathing test. During the test, the air you breathe out is analyzed to determine exactly how much oxygen your body consumed. The results determine your resting metabolic rate which is calculated to establish your target caloric zone. The caloric zone provides you with a specific number of calories to consume to achieve your weight management goals.

The test requires you to sit or lie in a comfortable position and breathe through your mouth. Abstain from eating or drinking fluids for at least four hours prior to the test. Your true resting metabolic rate is best measured in the morning on an empty stomach.


What is V02 Testing?

V02 testing provides you with a precise heart rate to maintain during cardio exercise allowing you to maximize weight loss or gain. Your V02 Max Test measures the amount of oxygen your body uses at different exertion levels while you exercise on a a bike or treadmill. A mask is worn during a short workout (15-25 minutes) in order to measure your oxygen intake. The recorded information is then used to calculate your individual target intensity zones. These intensity zones will give you the specific heart rate range to maintain during different levels of exercise intensity.

For best results, your V02 Max Test should be performed in the afternoon. You should wear comfortable exercise clothes with appropriate tennis shoes.

It is imperative that you complete the health history form and informed consent for participation in exercise testing prior to your appointment.

How much do the tests COST?

Having the necessary tools to finally achieve your weight management goals is now more affordable than ever.

Metabolic Test = $50
V02 Test =$75

The test includes the test measurements, use of necessary equipment, and consultation with your specialist to review your test results.  Payment is due at the time of service. We will help you file with your insurance company, but there is no guarantee of reimbursement. Medicare plans will not reimburse for these tests without a referral from a physician for evaluation and treatment.


What are others saying about metabolic testing?

Registered clinical exercise physiologist, collegiate coach, and educator Jerrod Donahoo M.S., exclaims,  “The RMR and VO2 testing services now available at Therapy in Motion are an affordable and valuable tool for athletes and the general public looking to manage their fitness level and weight.  The tests provide precise measures, and easy to comprehend results that will supply information that will allow people to truly understand their metabolism and fitness level.  In many cases this information is the missing piece to the puzzle for setting a baseline as well as breaking through plateaus during weight loss and weight gain programs, and exercise training.”  See more…

Jerrod Donahoo M.S., RCEP



*Services are not available at all locations. Call or click the location page near you for that center’s services.

Metabolic & V02 testing is specially designed for:

  • Fast and effective weight lossmaintenance or gain
  • High performance athletes looking to measure and improve fitness
  • Diabetics looking to improve health and fitness
  • Those with weight management goals as part of their physical rehabilitation



What do I need to do to get started?

To schedule an appointment call: (405) 447-1991

Complete the registration forms and bring the following with you to your appointment: An official form of identification, your insurance card, comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. For a map and directions to our Norman location click here!

Therapy In Motion is fortunate to be the only facility providing these services in the greater Norman area!



What to Expect

Every patient has a unique health history, diagnosis and personal goals.  When you come for your first appointment, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.

We work with most major insurance providers and do our best to help keep the paperwork pain-free.  If you’d like to confirm your insurance coverage, please let us know and we can verify when you schedule.  If your insurance provider requires a co-pay, we will ask for this payment at each visit.  We accept payments by cash, check or credit card.

When to arrive for physical therapy

When to Arrive

On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about an hour. We typically ask patients to arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in, complete paperwork and/or change clothes.

What to Bring for Physical Therapy

What to Bring

On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable). If desired, you may bring a change of clothing.

How Physical Therapy Works

How it Works

During your first visit, your physical therapist will do an initial evaluation and discuss your plan of care.  The therapist uses this information to set goals for your continued treatment.  Physical therapy goals may include improved movement, strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as decreased pain.  Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.

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