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WHAT IS GLA:D?

It is an evidence-based practice treatment program for patients with symptomatic knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. It is an education and neuromuscular exercise program developed in Denmark.

LiquidGym is a certified GLA:D site with licensed therapists.

What are the results from the program that was developed in Denmark?

  • A 27% reduction in pain intensity
  • A 37%-45% reduction in use of joint related pain medications
  • An over 30% increase in self-reported physical activity levels

What is the program?

GLA:D is an 8-week education and exercise program that takes place in a group setting, under the supervision of a Physiotherapist.

How do you get started?

Call to schedule an initial assessment. During the assessment, the physiotherapist will determine if you qualify for the program. The assessment is one hour at a cost of $100 (covered by extended health benefits).
Following the assessment there are 12 exercise sessions—twice a week—and 2 education sessions at a program cost of $420.00

What can you expect in the exercise session?

Maximum class size is 6 to allow for the physiotherapist to modify exercises on an individual basis. The exercise session consists of 3 sections: warm up on a bike, a circuit neuromuscular exercise section and a cool down.

For more information about this program visit GLA:D Canada.

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