WHAT IS THE GLA:D PROGRAM?
Based on Good Life with OA in Denmark, the GLA:D CanadaTM program is a nationwide evidence-based initiative that follows the current recommendations for the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis. In Denmark, this program has been shown to have the potential to improve the quality of life of patients living with mild, moderate, and severe osteoarthritis, and may delay or prevent the need for surgical intervention.
WHAT DOES THE GLA:D PROGRAM INCLUDE?
- Assessment by a registered Physiotherapist certified to administer the GLA:D CanadaTM Program
- Two, 1.5 hour long educational sessions
- Twelve, hour long supervised neuromuscular exercise classes (4-8 patients per class)
- Collection of data at pre-program, and at 3 and 12 months post-program on a range of outcome function, quality of life and pain
WHO CAN PARTICPATE IN GLA:D CANADATM?
Individuals who experience symptoms resulting from hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (e.g. pain, limited function, decreased quality of life.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAM?
The cost of the program is $450 CDN. The GLA:D CANADATM is a physiotherapy delivered program and billable to extended or private health care insurance.
Individuals who may not be able to participate in GLA:D CanadaTM are those with:
- Hip and/or knee problems resulting from other suspected reasons, including but not limited to tumor, Inflammatory joint disease, soft tissue or connective tissue problems
- Other symptoms that are more pronounced than the osteoarthritis problems (ex. Chronic pain or fibromyalgia)
- Inability to understand and communicate English (due to the strong emphasis on the educational component of the program)
To book, call our central GLA:D number at our sister clinic at 403-454-1600
For more research detail visit: http://gladcanada.ca/