Covington Orthopedic Institute can perform a full battery of blood and dietary/ lifestyle analysis depending on your needs. Upon analysis, your results will be explained and an individualized protocol will be prescribed as necessary.
This knowledge, together with compliance with your physician’s recommendations can significantly enhance your ability to proactively manage your own health and wellness on a long term basis. Protocols can be designed to help aid your body in the healing process, possibly prevent future disease and slow the aging process.
Available Testing Options:
Bone Mass Density – Measures the strength of a patient’s bones and determines if there is osteoporosis condition which signifies the degree of fracture risk.
Covington Orthopedic is one of only three facilities in the state of Louisiana that a patient can go to have a DEXA scan performed.
DEXA scanning is a way to calculate a patient’s bone density and muscle/fat mass. It is the next step to recovery, high performance, and a better you.
DEXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) is perfect for anyone who is trying to determine ideal body weight, as it can identify where patients are prone to storing fat, as well as design diet and exercise programs. DEXA scans also measure bone mass density (BMD). This testing is helpful in diagnosing those who may be at risk of osteoporosis.
Whether you are an athlete looking to perform in peak condition, someone who is looking to get to their ideal weight, or if you are at risk for osteoporosis or osteopenia, make an appointment with Dr Darr today and be sure to mention DEXA.