GLA:D Canada is a 7-week education and exercise program for those with stiff and/or painful knees and/or hips, or those with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis.
Originally developed in Denmark, this program uses certain exercise protocols combined with education to help people manage their pain and improve function. Research shows participants report less pain, reduced use of painkillers, fewer individuals on sick leave, and being more physically active.
Robyn Smalley, Kinesiologist and our Kinesiology manager, is the program lead and is one of only two certified trainers of the GLA:D program in Campbell River. Classes are taught by a Kinesiologist.
For upcoming course dates & times, please see our "Upcoming Events" page or
More information regarding this program can be found at http://gladcanada.ca/