About the Program

The GLA:D™ Canada Program is led by our Exercise Specialists. 

GLA:D™ is a unique, seven-week, education and exercise program for people living with stiff and/or painful knees and/or hips, or those with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Research from GLA:D™ in Denmark shows participants report less pain, reduced use of pain killers, fewer individuals on sick leave, and being more physically active. 

We’ll work with you on:

  • improving your knowledge of osteoarthritis, risk factors and symptoms
  • coping with the difficulties of daily activities associated with osteoarthritis
  • controlling your movements and proper posture
  • building muscular strength through functional exercises
  • learning how to apply the exercises to everyday activities

Our Team Includes:

  • your family doctor
  • our Exercise Specialists

We’ll work on: 

  • education about osteoarthritis and the self-management of symptoms
  • neuromuscular exercises that teach you how to control your movements and build muscular strength

How it works:

GLA:D™ is a seven-week exercise-based program we have started running virtually.

  • 7-week program
  • two, virtual one-hour sessions each week

Who is this course for? 

Patients must meet specific GLA:D™ criteria in order to join this group program.

If you have questions, please contact us at 780-410-8000 so you can speak with one of our Exercise Specialists.

About the GLA:D program by the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation:


Research from the GLA:D program in Canada has shown:

  • a mean 15-29% improvement in pain;
  • over 30% of individuals experiencing a marked improvement in activities of daily living and sports and recreation;
  • over 45% of individuals experiencing a marked improvement in quality of life;

Other outcomes include a reduction in pain intensity and reduced use of joint related pain killers.



3 Wed 10:45AM - 11:45AM Register

GLA:D Healthy Movement Exercise Program

Osteoarthritis and other painful chronic conditions can make exercise and healthy movement feel impossible.

Our GLA:D program can help reduce pain, build strength, and improve your overall physical wellness. Learn to partner with your body to improve your physical movement patterns & maintain your mobility. We would like to help – let’s work to get your body moving right.