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The GLA:D Canada Program Vancouver

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.

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


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.

*Available at our Cambie & 8th location


  • Initial Assessment: $45
  • GLAD 14 x group session program: $600
    • GLAD Program Payment 1: $300
    • GLAD Program Payment 2: $300

*All GLAD program payments are subject to GST

*The GLA:D Program is administered by a registered Kinesiologist and is 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 5:30pm. The 7-week program consists of group education and exercise sessions.

For further inquiries or to register

Call 604-875-6207 or email treloarreception@hotmail.com

More information can be found at www.gladcanada.ca