GLA:D PROGRAM

DO YOU EXPERIENCE SYMPTOMS OF HIP OR KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS?

Tall Tree is proud to announce we now offer GLA:D Canada. Based on Good Life with Osteoarthritis in Denmark (GLA:D®), 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 7-8 week education and exercise program for individuals with stiff and/or painful knees and/or hips or individuals with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Research from GLA:D® in Denmark shows participants being more physically active, reporting less pain, reduced use of pain medications and may delay or prevent the need for surgery. This initiative is supported by Bone and Joint Canada, The Arthritis Society, and the Physiotherapy Association of BC. Comprised of:

  • TWO EDUCATIONAL CLASSES going over the mechanisms of osteoarthritis and the most effective treatment strategies for this condition

  • MEASURED OUTCOMES AND MONITORED IMPROVEMENTS

  • AN iNDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT to determine eligibility and take measurements

  • 12 GROUP EXERCISE SESSIONS sessions twice a week of 6 - 8 individuals

This program is designed to help you do the things you want to do by reducing pain and use of pain killers, improve your quality of life, teach you how to control movement, and allow you to be more active. This is a group-based class with individualized exercises prescribed and modified by a physiotherapist.

For more information visit gladcanada.com

online booking available for assessment, for all other appointments please call in


PAYMENTS AND BILLING

  • Each session will cost $30 for a total of $420.00

  • After each session we will provide a receipt "Group-based Physiotherapy"

  • half of the fees ($210) will be collected on the day of their first session; the other half at the beginning of Week 4