GLA:D Canada Program

Good Life with Osteoarthritis in Denmark

 GLA:D Canada Program

Good Life with Osteoarthritis in Denmark

What is the GLA:D Canada Program?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, degenerative joint disease characterized by cartilage breakdown, inflammation, and pain. It limits mobility, affecting individuals’ capacity to perform daily activities and greatly reducing their overall quality of life. Research has shown that early intervention of a guided appropriate exercise program, education, and weight loss (if necessary) is critical in managing symptoms of hip and knee OA, and it can begin before a referral to orthopedic surgery.

Good Life with OA in Denmark (GLA:D) represents a nationwide evidence-based initiative that follows the current recommendation for the treatment of knee and hip OA. GLA:D ™ includes patient education and a neuromuscular exercise program conducted twice a week for six weeks. This program has been adapted for use in Canada and is offered by certified GLA:D ™ Canada therapists with or without a referral from a physician.

Balance 360 Health is proud to have certified GLA:D ™ Canada therapists who can provide this successful treatment program for those with hip and knee OA. This program promotes management of symptoms, improves function and quality of life, and increases physical activity levels.

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Facts about GLA:D Canada

  • over 87% of patients finding the program beneficial or very beneficial
  • 90% of patients using the education at least once per week
  • 51% of hip and 56.4% of knee participants reported an improvement in their Function
  • 6% of hip and 64.4% knee participants reported an improvement in their quality of life

More Information on GLA:D

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Why Choose Balance 360 Health?

  • GLA:D certified physiotherapists.
  • Expansive gym space.
  • Option to participate with others in an encouraging group class.
  • Appointments are covered by most extended health care plans.

The Balance 360 Health experience

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One on one treatment sessions. No assistants.
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Private and sanitized treatment rooms
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Well equipped clinical gym space and innovative technology
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Team communication  physician, insurers and other health care providers
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Outstanding customer service


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“CPA members are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the health, mobility, and fitness of Canadians. In partnership with provincial and territorial Branches and practice Divisions, the CPA enables members to learn, share knowledge, and enhance practice. The CPA provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enable our professional community to better serve Canadians.”

Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association

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GLA:D Canada

“Based on the success of the program in Denmark, the GLA:D® education and exercise program for knee and hip OA is now being made available in Canada. The program is being launched in regions within Ontario with plans for expansion across Canada over the next 3 years.”