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Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) is an 8-week education and tailored neuromuscular exercise program for individuals with hip or knee osteoarthritis. The program in Denmark has shown to decrease pain, improve physical function and increase levels of physical activity.

Saturday, March 4th – Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Day 1: Queensway Carlton Hospital, Innovation Room
Day 2: Queensway Carlton Hospital, Outpatient Department

The GLA:D program is being adapted to a Canadian context through GLA:D Canada, licensed to the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation through Bone and Joint Canada. The training program for GLA:D Canada is a 1.5 day course that provides the education necessary to work with individuals who have osteoarthritis (OA) in their knees or hips or who are at high risk of developing OA (Pre- OA).

The program is appropriate for individuals who have a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and exercise prescription and who currently work with individuals who have OA or who are at high risk for developing OA (Pre-OA).

The program includes:

  • The latest research on the degenerative process associated with OA
  • The latest knowledge and evidence on OA management strategies
  • How neuromuscular exercises can be used in the context of OA changes
  • How to assist individuals to implement the neuromuscular stability into their every day lives
  • Processes for registering program participants in the GLA:D Canada database
  • How to implement the program at a clinic, in a hospital, in a wellness facility or in another appropriate setting including providing the group sessions

The program is provided by certified therapists who attend a two-day training course. A training course for chiropractors, physiotherapists and registered kinesiologists will be held on March 4–5, 2017 in Ottawa and is currently being subsidized by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. For more information about the program and to register for the training course, visit