Based on the success of the program that originated in Denmark, the GLA:D education and exercise program for knee and hip osteoarthritis is now being made available in Canada. The program is being launched all over Ontario and we here at Aurora Sports Medicine Professionals are pleased to announce we will be launching the GLA:D program in the Spring of 2019!
The GLA:D program was originally launched in Denmark in 2013. Since this time there have been over 30,000 people through the program across Denmark. Results have shown an average reduction in symptoms of 32%. Other outcomes include a reduction in pain intensity, reduced use of painkillers, and fewer individuals on sick leave. Program participants also report high levels of satisfaction with the program and increased levels of physical activity 12 months after starting the program.
GLA:D Canada is an 8-week exercise and education program aimed to assist those individuals who suffer from stiff and painful knees and hips due to arthritis.
Individuals who participate in the GLA:D program will undertake a 12 session, Neuromuscular Exercise program where they will be able to learn how to control their movements with proper posture, build strength and apply education principles to everyday activities. Individuals will also partake in two, 90-minute education sessions where they will learn about current research in arthritis, self-management of the arthritic process and learn how exercise will aid in improving activities of daily living.
Arthritis can affect all age groups, not just the elderly. Everyone can benefit from neuromuscular training! We can tailor the GLA:D program to fit your needs and abilities.
Visit your doctor or speak to your Physiotherapist if you feel you would benefit from the GLA:D program. Please feel free to contact Giacomo Fabrizio MScPT, Clinic Director for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org