Health in the Community

Osteoporosis Screening - Bone Density & Education

Osteoporosis affects 1.4 million Canadians. The We Care Osteoporosis program utilizes a Clinical Bone Sonometer, an ultrasound machine that scans the heel for bone weakness.

Results are produced in 10 seconds, indicating a low, medium or high risk for developing osteoporosis. Based on the results, trained nurses provide individualized recommendations on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes or possible referral to their doctor for more detailed testing.