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GLA:D Program

GLA:D Canada
Good Life with OsteoArthritis in Denmark, Canada

Who is the GLA:D program for?
Patients of any age suffering from joint pain as a result of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis).

What does the program include?
The program consists of twelve exercise sessions (twice a week for six weeks) in a small, group-based setting. There will also be two educational sessions to help patients
understand their condition and learn to manage it safely and effectively. Following the program, you will be asked to complete a survey 3 months and 12 months following completion. Exercise classes will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. The educational sessions will be scheduled on weekends as needed.


What does the exercise consist of?
The exercise classes will consist of a warm-up, neuromuscular exercises, and a cool-down. The exercises will be specific to each participant depending on their unique presentation to address their symptoms. Progress will be tracked throughout the program to monitor any changes. Classes are approximately 1 hour.


How can I become a participant?
All prospective participants must undergo an examination by Dr. Mark to determine if they are eligible to become a participant. If a patient is eligible, they will be asked if they would like to be involved in the data collection portion of the program.


How does the data collection work?
Participants will be asked to make an online account with GLA:D Canada. They can choose to release their data to GLA:D Canada for research purposes. Their information will not be released to anyone outside of GLA:D Canada or outside of the clinic even if they opt in.


You do not meet the GLA:D program criteria if you have been diagnosed with:

Active tumour/cancer
Inflammatory Joint Disease (ie. Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Pain as a result of a hip fracture
Connective tissue or soft tissue disease


Can I still receive chiropractic care during the GLA:D program?

Yes, it is encouraged that you receive chiropractic care during GLA:D program to optimize results and complement the exercises.

Can patients take a break from the classes in the middle of the program?
It is highly encouraged that the participants continue the program for 6 weeks straight, but exceptions can be made if necessary.

Can participants continue the program after the six weeks are over?
Participants will be encouraged to continue the exercises safely at home after the program is finished for optimal results. It is recommended to follow up with Dr. Mark if you are looking to further progress your exercises.

How can patient’s learn more about GLA:D Canada?
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