Group exercise program for hip and knee osteoarthritis coming to Parkway

GoodLife with osteoarthritis in Denmark (GLA:D®) is an evidence-based education and personalized, targeted exercise program for people with symptomatic hip and/or knee OA. The program began in Denmark and was brought to Canada in 2016.

GLA:DTM Canada is a group based education and exercise program. It includes 2 education sessions focused on knowledge and treatment of OA, exercise and self-help. This is followed by 12 supervised exercise sessions based on Neuromuscular principles delivered twice weekly for 6 weeks. Participants have an option to provide data at 3 points in time (pre-program, 3 and 12 month follow-up) to be collected in a national database.

Results from the GLA:DTM Canada 2017 report1 demonstrate that participants experienced an average of 28% reduction in pain intensity and increased physical activity an average of 35%. Quality of life improved on average 10% for hip participants and 25% for knee participants. Additional findings and information on the program can be found on the website:

This program is set to begin at Parkway Physiotherapy in the very near future. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to call our clinic to inquire further or email


1. Davis AM, McGlasson RM. GLA:DTM Canada: Implementation and Outcomes, Inception to December 2017. Bone and Joint Canada, (June 7, 2018)