Free Bone Density Screenings at MedWest Fitness Center
The MedWest Osteoporosis Center will be conducting free bone density screenings to the public on Friday, January 20 from 11:00am until 1:00pm on the MedWest Fitness Center stair landing.
The screening will be done using the heel ultrasound scan and is ideal for people who have never been tested and want to know if they’re at risk for low bone density.
The screening takes only a few minutes, there is now prep, and all that needs to be done is remove a shoe and sock.
The Fitness Center staff will also be available to give Fitness Center tours for people who might be interested in the facility and the programs offered.
Osteoporosis is a bone thinning disease that affects 25 million Americans. It is often called a “silent disease,” because it progresses without symptoms or pain until there is a broken bone — usually in the hip, spine or wrist.
The Osteoporosis Center at MedWest-Haywood is dedicated to the prevention, detection, and treatment of osteoporosis. We offer a range of osteoporosis services, including risk assessment, nutritional counseling, and physical and occupational therapy. We also facilitate a monthly support group.
Bone densitometry is a safe, accurate, and painless procedure available for patients whose physician feels they need their bone health assessed.
Please call the MedWest Osteoporosis Center at 828-452-8850 for more information.