Have you heard about GLA:D®?
Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D®) is an 8-week education and exercise program for people with symptoms or diagnosed with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA). The program educates patients on OA, how to self-manage their symptoms, current treatment options, and the importance of exercise and how to exercise safely with their symptoms. The individually tailored neuromuscular exercises focus on increasing muscle strength around the joint to improve stability. The program teaches functional exercises that can be applied to everyday movements and sustained long term.
The program is delivered by certified physiotherapists, registered kinesiologists or chiropractors who undergo a 1.5 day training and certification process. To refer your patients to this program, direct them to the GLA:D™ Canada website http://gladcanada.ca/ to find a clinic nearest them.