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About Build a Bone

The University Orthopaedic Center is pleased to offer the Build A Bone program. This unique, innovative program is a four-part series of two-hour classes where you will learn how to care for and strengthen your bones and optimize your bone health. We also focus on treating and preventing low bone density or osteoporosis. Our classes are taught by medical professionals and educators at the University of Utah and focus on exercise: posture, body mechanics, weightlifting, core strengthening, balance and walking. We also review individual medical aspects and nutrition for optimal bone health.

Past Build a Bone participants can enroll in an ongoing exercise class, which focuses on reviewing technique and learning new exercises.The class is offered two days a week. Call for dates and times.

University Orthopaedic Center also offers bone density scanning (DEXA scan), which can measure the strength and density of your bones.

DEXA Scan & Imaging

(801) 587-7005

Patty Trela
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Classes offered and the topics* they cover:

1. Bone Health2. Walking & Balance
  • Posture and body mechanics
    • What is normal bone?
    • What is bone density?
    • What is osteoporosis?
    • What is osteopenia?
  • Behavior changes needed for bone health
  • Nutrition for bone health
  • Learn how to use a pedometer
  • Learn a walking program designed for you
  • Learn balance exercises to prevent falls
3. Medical & Weight Lifting4. Core Strength & Nutrition
  • Aspects of bone health
  • Weight lifting to build bone in your arms, legs and spine
  • Learn proper posture
  • Learn exercises to improve posture and trunk or "core" strength
  • Learn what foods to eat for good bones

*Class content is subject to change

DateTimeCosts
Jan 7, 11, 14, and 18 Tuesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
$125.00 for all four classes
March 4, 8, 11, and 15 Tuesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
$125.00 for all four classes
May 6, 10, 13, and 17 Tuesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
$125.00 for all four classes
July 8, 12, 15, and 19 Tuesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
$125.00 for all four classes
Sept 2, 6, 9, and 13 Tuesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
$125.00 for all four classes
November 4, 8, 11, 15 Tuesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
$125.00 for all four classes
University Orthopaedic Center 590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Map
801-587-7109
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As a 36-year-old cyclist, I consider myself to be in pretty good shape. This being the case, I have to say I was surprised when I recently found out that I have osteopenia. I have read articles in the past about this being a concern for the cycling population but until I had a recent bone density scan, I hadn't worried about it too much. The results showed that I was on my way to having osteoporosis. I'm grateful to have the information I need to help my bones. Now I can change my exercise program to strengthen my bones before I end up with a fracture.
Thanks,
John