GLA:D™ Canada2019-04-01T12:15:29-04:00

GLA:D™ Canada


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Course TypeCourse/ Seminar
Date06/08/2019 - 06/09/2019
Instructor NameCrystal MacKay, BScPT, MHSc, PhD Scientist, West Park Healthcare Centre
AddressMontfort Hospital, 713 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1K 0T2
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DistrictEastern Ontario
Brief Description

GLA:D™ Canada is an 8-week education and exercise program for individuals with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis or symptoms of osteoarthritis. The program was developed in Denmark, where it has shown to reduce the progression of pain symptoms by 27%, reduce use of painkillers, time on sick leave, and improve physical activity levels at 1 year post program. The program is composed of 3 parts: 1) 2-3 education sessions, 2) 12 sessions of tailored neuromuscular exercises, and 3) a national database for quality monitoring (your clinic will have access to its own participant’s data). This program is unique because it teaches participants correct movement patterns that can be applied to their everyday activities.

Certified GLA:D™ Canada trainers (a researcher in the field of arthritis and a highly experienced practicing physiotherapist) will be instructing this 1.5 day course. The GLA:D™ Canada training sessions are 1.5 day course that will prepare you to provide the program to your clients. The first day will be a combination of lecture and training on how to deliver the neuromuscular exercise training the second day will be lecture and information on the implementation process.

Training consists of:

  1. Theoretical component detailing the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis and up to date research on treatment
  2. Information on how to implement the program within your clinical setting, adhering to the GLA:D™ Canada program standards and data collection
  3. Practical Instruction on how to deliver the neuromuscular exercise program and functional tests

The course will include:

  • Meals and refreshments during the 1.5 day course
  • A training manual
  • A user profile on the GLA:D™ Canada website, which will grant you access to up to date programming materials and access to a community of all trained GLA:D™ Canada therapists
  • Materials to promote your program
  • Follow up implementation support to launch the program at your location

This 1.5 day course is valued at $480. Please visit our website for more information and read our “Getting Started with GLA:D” document to get a better idea of how this program could be right for your clinic.
Contact NameRhona McGlasson
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Contact Phone(647) 537-8664