Parkview Sports Medicine offers DEXA body compositions
DEXA scan is a quick, painless
minimal X-ray scan. It is the gold standard for body composition.
It tells us a lot about body composition, as well as basic
bone density information. We don’t get any diagnostic bone density
information, but we can get some very overall health information.
We are going to get things such as muscle imbalances.
We’re going to see what body composition is. We can track injuries
and the rehab that they’re getting to make sure that
we are maximizing the rehab. We can also fix any muscle imbalances and
find any areas that might be at risk for stress fractures. You
lay out an X-ray table. The arm is going to pass over you. It takes
7 to 10 minutes for most individuals without putting an individual
in a very uncomfortable position, such as dunking
them in a water tank. For those who might have claustrophobia
issues, it’s a really great way to do so without a bod
pod, where your closed in during the entire scan. So, this
is open air. All you have to do is lay there wearing no metal, with your
knees and ankles strapped together.