GLA:D Canada is a 7 week education and exercise program for all individuals who experience any severity of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms.
GLA:D Canada is made up of 3 parts:
2 – 3 Education Sessions will teach GLA:D Canada participants about:
12 Neuromuscular Exercise Sessions – 60 minute group exercise sessions twice a week for 6 weeks led by a certified therapist. You will:
Data Collections for Quality Monitoring
The program measures how you're doing at your first visit, 3 and 12 months after you have started the program. This information will help us monitor how the program is working for people with osteoarthritis all over Canada and ultimately will help us improve the program.
Please wear comfortable gym clothes and running shoes. You may also bring in water bottles to the exercise session. Please make sure that your water bottle has a secure lid so that there are no water spills on the ground. Please come to each session 15 minutes early for warm up before the exercise class.
Please note that after the program is successfully completed, you will be asked to come in after 3 months for a follow-up appointment. You can book the follow-up on the last day of your GLA:D program. The follow-up appointment is $25 and will be charged on the day of the visit.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Khadija Jafar at 416-482-2546 or KJafar@cmcc.ca
* Davis AM, McGlasson RM. GLA:D™ Canada: Implementation and Outcomes Inception to December 2017. Bone and Joint Canada, [June 7, 2018] http://gladcanada.ca/