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Osteohealth New Zealand - Osteo Health

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Name
Osteohealth New Zealand
Category
Professional Services
Address
10 Juniper Place
Burnside
North
Christchurch
Postal Address
10 Juniper Place
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
03 357 4335
Mobile
0210232614
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Owner
Cath King - 03 357 4335
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Description
Osteohealth NZ Ltd provides a safe, low-cost, non-invasive ultrasound bone density scan of the heel to help assess risk of Osteoporosis. We also offer advice on preventative measures.

We are motivated by the fact that we can make a difference to the very high occurrence rate of Osteoporosis in New Zealand. Osteoporosis is largely preventable and people need clear-cut answers and advice as to what is happening to them and how to resolve any problem. There are many life-style factors involved in the development of osteoporosis which, when corrected, can prevent the onset of the disease, and even reverse the progression of the disease.
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 1 Aug 2016
Professional Services
Professional ServicesStatusDetails
Health & Wellbeing Services Yes
Updated: 1 Aug 2016
Description
Our portable ultrasound system is effective at identifying “At Risk” people even as early as twenty years old. We recommend people have a first scan at age 30 to identify any problem. Normally a further scan at age forty is recommended, with another follow-up five years later and thereafter two-yearly. That way you can monitor your progress and offset any changes before they develop into full-blown osteoporosis. People are living longer these days, which makes bone health more important than ever.

To take the measurement, you will need to take off your shoe and sock and sit down. The technician will apply a gel to both sides of your heel, and then position your foot in the machine. If your foot is small, a positioning insert that raises your foot will be put in the bottom of the machine. The technician will put straps around your leg to hold your heel in position. The transducers that send and receive the sound wave will then be put into contact with your heel. The measurement takes only a few minutes and you will be given a report about your bone quality, showing your risk of fracture. There is no sensation or noise associated with the measurement procedure.
Updated: 1 Aug 2016

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