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.