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Transform Your Life with Evidence-Based Osteoarthritis Care

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 week education and exercise program for individuals with stiff and/or painful knees and/or hips or individuals with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis.

This initiative is supported by Bone and Joint Canada, The Arthritis Society, and the Physiotherapy Association of BC.


All assessment, education, and exercise sessions are provided by a registered Kinesiologist with GLA:D Canada certification. Referral or X-rays are not required. An assessment will be done to determine your suitability for the program.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

  • Feeling of instability, looseness, or giving way
  • Stiffness especially in the morning or after sitting for long periods
  • Reduced motion in the joint
  • Pain when standing or walking
  • Pain while at rest
  • Red, hot or swollen joints

GLA:D has been shown to have the potential to improve the quality of life of people living with mild, moderate, and severe osteoarthritis of the knee and/or hip. Some noted benefits include:

  • Reduction in pain
  • Decreased use of pain medications
  • Increased participation in daily activities
  • Reduction in time off work may delay or prevent the need for surgery

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Join the GLA:D Canada Program in Vancouver

If you’re ready to improve your quality of life and manage the symptoms of knee and/or hip osteoarthritis more effectively, the GLA:D Canada Program at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic is here to help. Our dedicated team is committed to providing you with the support, knowledge, and care you need to live a more active, pain-free life.

Contact us today to learn more about the program and to schedule your initial assessment.

*Available at our Cambie & 8th location


Assessment Only: $70

Assessment and program (14 x group sessions): $740

*The GLA:D Program is administered by a registered Kinesiologist and is usually not eligible to be claimed by third party benefits / funders.

*Available at our Cambie & 8th location


Offered at our Cambie location, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9-10am. The 7-week program consists of group education and exercise sessions.

For further inquiries or to register

Call 604-875-6207 or email reception@treloarphysio.com

More information can be found at www.gladcanada.ca

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GLA:D Canada Program Vancouver FAQs

The GLA:D Canada Program is unique because it’s an evidence-based initiative that combines education and exercise to specifically address hip and knee osteoarthritis. Unlike general physiotherapy or exercise programs, GLA:D is tailored to improve joint stability and reduce symptoms through specific movements and knowledge, directly targeting the root causes of osteoarthritis discomfort. This program is part of a national initiative, ensuring a high standard of care and consistent, positive outcomes for participants.

Individuals experiencing stiffness, pain in the knees and/or hips, or those diagnosed with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis are ideal candidates for the GLA:D Canada Program. It’s suitable for people experiencing mild, moderate, or severe osteoarthritis symptoms. An initial assessment at Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic will confirm your suitability for the program, ensuring it aligns with your specific health needs and goals.