GLA:D Program

A personalized group exercise program for hip and knee osteoarthritis.

The GLA:D ®  program is a well researched, evidence based program to help people with Osteoarthritis to feel well and live well.

The program is a combination of education and individualized group exercise facilitated by Registered Physiotherapist who are certified to offer the program.

How does the program work? 

  • The program is 7 weeks long
  • There are 2 one hour sessions per week
  • All sessions take place in person at our clinic
  • Prior to starting the program, each participant is assessed by a physiotherapist to determine eligibility and to measure physical function
  • Week 1 focuses on education
  • Weeks 2 - 7 involve completing personalized exercises in a group setting


What kind of exercises will I be doing?

Exercises will work on improving strength and stability in the trunk, hips and knees as well as overall functional abilities.

All the exercises included have been shown to be effective for hip and knee OA from past research in the GLA:D Ⓡ program.


What are the Benefits of the GLA:D Ⓡ  Program?

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved function - such as walking faster, more ease with stairs, more ease getting in and out of chairs
  • Improved quality of life
  • Connecting with other people living with osteoarthritis
  • Opportunity to contribute to research and continued refinement & improvement of the program.


Who are the Instructors

Invest in yourself!

Assessment: 130.00

Program Cost:  490.00 for the 7 week program

Some extended benefits may cover the program as it is taught by Registered Physiotherapists.  Contact your insurance company to see if you are covered!

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