GLA:D™ Canada is a 6-8 week group education and exercise program delivered by certified therapists at Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic for people with symptoms of hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Register today – limited spots available.

Who can benefit? Anyone with symptoms of hip or knee OA. Research shows people who complete the program:

  • Report less pain
  • Reduce use of pain killers
  • Take less time off work

GLAD™ Canada is made up of 3 parts:

2 Education Sessions

2 60-minute education sessions will teach GLA:D™ Canada participants about:

  • What is osteoarthritis, risk factors and symptoms
  • Current available treatment for osteoarthritis
  • How to self-manage your symptoms
  • Why and how exercise can help with your osteoarthritis
  • How to cope with the difficulties of daily activities associated with osteoarthritis

12 Neuromuscular Exercise Sessions

60 minute group exercise sessions twice a week for 6 weeks led by a certified therapist. You will:

  • Learn how to control your movements and proper posture
  • Build muscular strength through functional exercise
  • Learn how to apply these exercises to everyday activities

Data Collection for Quality Monitoring

The program measures how you’re doing at your first visit, 3 and 12 months after you have started the program. This information will help us monitor how the program is working for people with osteoarthritis all over Canada and ultimately will help us improve the program.

When: November 25, 2019

Where: Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at Plaza of Nations (B103 – 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5E7)

Register: Email or phone 604 642 6761

Limited spots available.