DXA Scan: Measure and Monitor Bone Density

At Silicon Valley Athletics (SVA), we understand the importance of bone health in achieving peak bone mass, performance, and overall wellness. Maintaining normal bone density is crucial for effective strength training and other fitness programs.

That’s why DXA Scans are included in our training packages. Whether you’re an athlete striving for optimal performance or concerned about bone health, our DXA Scan service provides valuable insights into your bone density and overall bone health.

Included in Select SVA Training Programs

At SVA, we believe that optimizing performance and bone health should go hand in hand. That’s why we are proud to offer a complimentary DXA Scan with your first purchase of 10 or more sessions. Please note that the DXA Scan is not included with every package of sessions or programming.

Comprehensive Body Composition Analysis

While a full body scan is not used to diagnose bone health, we use it for comprehensive body composition analysis. Our DXA Scans can detect low bone mineral density (BMD) readings. If a very low BMD score is identified, we can refer you to a doctor for further evaluation. Additionally, our scans provide detailed reports on body fat, resting metabolic rate (RMR), visceral fat, and muscle imbalances, offering a thorough understanding of your physical health to tailor your training program effectively.

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Comprehensive Assessment

By including DXA Scan in our training programs, we ensure that you receive a comprehensive assessment of your bone health. This integrated approach allows us to address any potential issues related to bone density and tailor your training regimen to meet your fitness goals.

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Personalized Training

Armed with insights from DXA Scan results, our experienced trainers can personalize your training program appropriately. Whether it’s incorporating strength training exercises to promote bone density or adjusting your regimen to account for bone sensitivities, we ensure that your training plan is optimized for overall wellness.

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Holistic Approach

By including DXA Scan in all our training programs, we emphasize the importance of a holistic approach to health and performance. We understand that achieving your fitness goals requires more than just physical training—it requires a comprehensive understanding of your body’s unique needs, including bone health.

What is DXA Scan?

DXA Scans, also known as Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry or a DEXA Scan, is a precise imaging technique used to measure bone mineral density (BMD). This bone density test is the gold standard for assessing bone health and is highly effective in diagnosing osteoporosis and evaluating fracture risk.

How Does DXA Scan Work?

During a DXA Scan, you will lie comfortably on an open X-ray table while a specialized machine passes low-dose X-rays through your body. The machine takes bone density measurements by evaluating the energy absorbed by your bone tissue and producing detailed images.

DXA Scan Results and Interpretation

DXA Scan results are presented as a T-score and Z-score. T-scores compare your bone density to that of a healthy young adult, while Z-scores compare your bone density to that of someone of the same age, gender, and size. Your healthcare provider will interpret the results and discuss their implications for your bone health.

Why is Bone Density Important?

Bone density is a critical indicator of bone health. Low bone density increases the risk of fractures and can lead to complications such as osteoporosis. As a bone density scan, DXA Scans help identify bone-related issues, allowing for early intervention in the case of broken bones and other injuries, or simply helping to maintain bone health.

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Key Benefits of DXA Scan:

  • Accurate Measurement: DXA Scans measure bone density accurately, allowing for early detection of low bone mass and osteoporosis.
  • Comprehensive Assessment: DXA Scans can assess body composition, including muscle mass and soft tissue, providing a holistic view of your health.
  • Quick and Painless Process: DXA Scans are a non-invasive imaging test that is quick, painless, and requires minimal preparation.
  • Risk Assessment: DXA Scans provide fracture risk assessment by measuring bone density and identifying other risk factors such as age, gender, and medical history. From hip fracture to other bone fractures, bone density tests can easily point out issues.
  • Personalized Recommendations: Based on DXA Scan results, our trainers can offer personalized recommendations to improve your bone health, including specialized fitness programs, lifestyle modifications, and calcium supplements.

Who Should Consider Bone Density Testing?

  • Post-menopausal women: Women post-menopause are at increased risk of bone loss and osteoporosis.
  • Individuals with risk factors: Those with risk factors such as low body weight, family history of osteoporosis, or certain medical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, liver disease, or kidney disease.
  • Athletes: Athletes, especially those in sports with high-impact activities, can benefit from monitoring bone density to prevent injuries.
  • Anyone concerned about bone health: Whether you’re young or old, maintaining optimal bone health is crucial for overall wellness.
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Why Choose SVA for DXA Scan?

  • State-of-the-art technology: We use advanced DXA machines for accurate and reliable results.
  • Experienced fitness professionals: Our team of experts includes fitness professionals trained in interpreting DXA Scan results and providing personalized recommendations.
  • Comprehensive approach: We offer DXA Scan as part of our integrated approach to health and performance, ensuring you receive holistic personal training tailored to your needs.

Take Charge of Your Bone Health with DXA Scan at SVA

Schedule a DXA Scan with Silicon Valley Athletics today and take proactive steps towards maintaining strong and healthy bones. Contact us to learn more about our DXA Scan service and how you can get your test results. Your bones are the foundation of your body—invest in their health with SVA training programs.

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