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GLA:D Hip and Knee Program

The GLA:D Canada program refers to the GLA:D (Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark) program implemented in Canada. The GLA:D program is an evidence-based initiative designed for individuals with hip and knee osteoarthritis. It originated in Denmark and has been adopted in various countries, including Canada. Key features of the GLA:D Canada program include

Exercise and Education Program

GLA:D Canada focuses on a combination of exercise and education to manage symptoms of hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Target Population

The program is specifically tailored for individuals with hip and knee osteoarthritis, aiming to improve their overall quality of life and functional capacity.

Structured Program

GLA:D Canada typically involves a structured and supervised program of exercise sessions, including specific neuromuscular exercises designed to address the needs of individuals with osteoarthritis.

Core Components

  • Education: Participants receive information about osteoarthritis, its impact on daily life, and strategies for self-management.
  • Exercise: The program includes a set of exercises that focus on improving joint stability, muscle strength, and overall function.

Outcome Measurement

The program often includes the use of standardized outcome measures to assess participants’ progress and improvements in pain, function, and quality of life.

Community-Based Implementation

GLA:D Canada may be offered in community-based settings, such as physiotherapy clinics or community centers, making it accessible to a broad range of individuals.

Research and Evidence-Based Approach

The GLA:D program is grounded in research and follows an evidence-based approach to ensure that interventions are effective in managing osteoarthritis symptoms.

If you are interested in participating in the GLA:D Canada program or want more specific details, consider reaching out to Physiocare Rimbey.

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