Women's Bone Health Program
at Scottsdale Healthcare
Low bone density can occur at any age and can eventually lead to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist. It is important to take action now to find out your risk for developing osteoporosis.
Scottsdale Healthcare’s Bone Health program offers screening, diagnostic testing and exercise classes and support groups. Our goals is improve the quality of life for those dealing with osteopenia or osteoporosis.
Are you at risk for osteoporosis?
This 20 minute session includes a consultation with a Nurse Practitioner on bone basics, nutrition and exercise for healthy bone maintenance, assessment of your osteoporosis risk specific to gender and age, supplement and medication education.
For more information or to schedule your screening,
please call 480-323-3663.
Do you need a DEXA Scan?
At the Women's Diagnostic Center, bone density testing is done by a simple X-ray procedure called a DEXA Scan. Testing is quick, easy and will assist your physician in determining whether you have bone loss.
To schedule an appointment please call our
centralizing scheduling department at 480-882-4703.
Exercise for Osteoporosis and Healthy Bones
Bone is a living tissue. It responds to exercise by becoming stronger. If your bones are not called upon to work, such as during physical activity, they do not become strong. Thus, a lack of exercise particularly as you get older, may contribute to lower bone mass.
Scottsdale Healthcare offers two opportunities for exercise for building healthy bones.
This fitness class focuses on improving bone density, muscle mass, flexibility and balance.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Cardiac Rehab, 9201 E. Mountain View Rd., Suite 150
Cost of class is included in membership fee.
Call 480-323-4600 for membership fees and information.
One on One Fitness Instruction and Personal Training:
Offered Monday - Friday at Essential Touch Wellness Center;
located inside Shea Medical Center.