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» Services : GLA:D Canada for Osteoarthritis

WHAT IS THE GLA:D® PROGRAM?

Short for

Good

Life with

OsteoArthritis from

Denmark,

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

In Denmark, this program has been shown to improve the quality of life of patients living with mild, moderate, and severe osteoarthritis, and may delay or prevent the need for surgical intervention.

WHAT DOES THE GLA:D® PROGRAM INCLUDE?

  • Two, 1.5 hour long educational sessions
  • Twelve, hour long supervised neuromuscular exercise classes (4-8 patients per class)
  • Collection of data at pre-program, and at 3 and 12 months post-program on a range of outcome function, quality of life and pain

WHO CAN PARTICPATE IN GLA:D™ CANADA?

Individuals who experience symptoms resulting from hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (e.g. pain, limited function, decreased quality of life) are ideal for the GLA:D® program.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAM?

The cost of the program is $475 CDN. GLA:D™ Canada is a physiotherapy delivered program and billable to extended or private health care insurance.

Individuals who may not be able to participate in GLA:D™ Canada are those with:

  • Hip and/or knee problems resulting from other suspected reasons, including but not limited to tumor, Inflammatory joint disease, soft tissue or connective tissue problems
  • Other symptoms that are more pronounced than the osteoarthritis problems (ex. Chronic pain or fibromyalgia)
  • Inability to understand and communicate English (due to the strong emphasis on the educational component of the program)

To book, call Momentum Health at 403-455-0025 for this program at all locations.

For more research detail visit: https://gladcanada.ca/

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