GLA:D™ Osteoarthritis Program
The Sports Medicine Centre of Excellence is proud to be one of the first clinics in the area to offer the GLA:D™ Canada program, which is for all people with osteoarthritis (OA).
Pioneered in Denmark and brought to Canada, the implementation of the program is currently being funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The program is lead by our chiropractor, Dr. Andrew Romanelli.
GLA:D™ Canada is an eight-week education and exercise program for those with stiff and/or painful knees and/or hips, or with those with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis.
Research from GLA:D in Denmark showed participants reported less pain, reduced use of pain medications, missed fewer days of work, and increased their physical activity levels.
The first step is to have an assessment with Dr. Romanelli to ensure you are likely to benefit for the program. Then participants will receive two educational sessions and register online with the GLA:D program. Baseline tests will be conducted . The neuromuscular exercise sessions will then take place twice weekly (one-hour each) over the course of six weeks.
The class is limited to six participants due to the specialized nature of the program, and to offer each participant feedback when performing the exercises. We use a rolling recruitment, to allow people to start at any time, so call us today!
GLA:D Canada website