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GLA:D™

Patients require a referral into this program by their family physician. 

Good Life with Osteoarthritis Denmark (GLA:D™) is an 8-week evidence-based education and exercise program for individuals with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis (OA).

In this workshop series, patients will learn self-management techniques to help build confidence, strengthen joint stability, and improve functionality.

GLA:D™ Canada participants report reduced symptoms of pain, increased physical activity, and improved quality of life.

The program consists of:

2 Education Sessions:

  • What osteoarthritis is, risk factors and symptoms
  • Current available treatment for osteoarthritis
  • How to self-manage symptoms
  • Why and how exercise can help with osteoarthritis
  • How to cope with difficulties and daily activities with osteoarthritis

and 12 Neuromuscular Exercise Sessions:

A GLA:D certified therapist leads hour-long group exercise sessions twice a week for six weeks, during which time participants:

  • Learn how to control movement and proper posture
  • Build muscular strength through functional exercises
  • Learn how to apply these exercises to everyday activities


UPCOMING SESSIONS

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Upcoming Sessions

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