Live the good life—even with osteoarthritis.
The GLA:D (Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark) program is a group education and exercise program for people with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Developed by researchers in Denmark, the program aims to improve participants’ movement patterns and day-to-day function, ultimately reducing pain, stiffness, and other symptoms of osteoarthritis. For more information, check out www.gladcanada.ca.
Participants generally show reduced symptoms, reduced pain, reduced use of pain medications, increased physical activity levels 12 months after starting the program, and mental health benefits from meeting others coping with similar challenges.
GLA:D Canada at Connect.
Since GLA:D Canada is a research-based program that applies education and exercise to everyday activities, it complements our other programs and supports our focus on healthy movement at all stages of life and ability.
When you participate in the GLA:D Canada program through Connect, your sessions will be led by a GLA:D certified physiotherapist or exercise specialist.
Next class: Please contact us at 587-416-3332 to register for the next GLA:D session!
GLA:D Canada group sessions
Our GLA:D Canada program includes two, 90-minute education sessions and twelve, 60-minute group sessions, twice a week. Meet people in your community who share similar challenges, receive instruction on home exercises and movement techniques, share your triumphs, and swap tips on how to manage osteoarthritis.
Group program (14 sessions): $400
Initial assessment required prior to enrollment to determine eligibility. Program must be prepaid in full. Eligible for self-submission to extended health benefits.