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Organization: GLA:D Canada - Education and Exercise for Osteoarthritis  
Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst St
Toronto, ON
M5T 2S8
Intersection: Bathurst St and Dundas St W
Location: Toronto (Kensington-Chinatown)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Service Description: An 8-week education and exercise program delivered by certified therapists for people with symptoms of hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) * the program teaches participants how to control movements to improve everyday functional activities * the goal of the program is to reduce symptoms, increase physical activity and quality of life for its participants * the program includes:
  • 2-3 education classes
  • 12 tailored neuromuscular exercise sessions (twice a week for 6 weeks)
  • quality monitoring of the program through collecting participant's outcome results from functional tests

Program is offered in rehabilitation and wellness settings across Ontario such as gyms and physiotherapy clinics

Fees: Set fee
Application: Visit the website to find a participating GLA:D Canada location
Eligibility / Target Population: People with hip or knee osteoarthritis
Languages: English
Area Served:
See Also: Arthritis
Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for Seniors

This information was last completely updated on December 21, 2017

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"About Us"
The GLA:D ™ program was developed in Denmark and to-date more than 10,000 individuals have participated. Results have shown that participants reported less pain, decreased use of pain-killers, less days on sick leave and improved quality of life.