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GLA:D™ Canada
Hip and Knee Program


What Exactly is GLA:D™ Canada?

The GLA:D™ Canada program is a nationwide evidence-based initiative that follows the current recommendations for the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis.

It is a 7-week education and exercise program led by a GLA:D™ certified Physiotherapist. It is for individuals with stiff and/or painful knees and/or hips or individuals with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis.


Research from GLA:D® shows participants become more physically active, report less pain, reduce their use of pain medication and in some cases, prevent the need for surgery. This initiative is supported by Bone and Joint Canada, The Arthritis Society, and the Physiotherapy Association of BC.

Program Overview  ​

Individual assessment to determine eligibility, take baseline measurements, set goals

Two 60-minute group education sessions discussing osteoarthritis, how to manage symptoms, and the benefits of exercise.

Group exercise classes

 2 days per week for 6 weeks

(maximum 5 people)

Data collection to track your progress happens at your first visit, 3 months, and 12 months after completing the program.


Each group session is $35 for a total of $490

You will receive a receipt after each session for Physiotherapy and these can be submitted to most extended health benefits.

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