GLA:D Canada is an evidence-based treatment program for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA). The program was first developed in Denmark and is now available in Canada.
This treatment approach includes an individualized Physiotherapy assessment, 2 x 90-minute education sessions and 12 supervised, small-group exercise sessions (twice a week for 6 weeks). All sessions are with a GLA:D-certified physiotherapist and can be billed to most insurance companies.
There have been over 30,000 participants world-wide in the GLA:D program. Some of the benefits of the program include: an average of 26% improvement in pain, over 30% of participants showed a marked improvement in activities of daily living and recreation, and over 40% of participants reported a marked improvement in quality of life. Participants with knee OA were less likely to need medication at their 12 month follow up than at the start of the program.
For more information on the GLA:D program, call our clinic at 902-446-4303 or visit www.gladcanada.ca