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Programs & Services

GLA:D Canada in Alberta

GLA:D® is a group exercise and educational program developed in Denmark for people with symptoms of knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA).

GLA:D® is an eight-week program offered in a group setting with other Albertans living with osteoarthritis (OA). There are two education sessions followed by 12 supervised exercise sessions (twice / week).

The program is designed to teach Albertans about OA with an aim to reduce symptoms through a targeted exercises program. The program roll-out is led by the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network (BJH SCN).

More information can be found by visiting the BJH SCN website, the GLA:D® Canada website or by viewing the GLA:D® Canada overview video.

Some service locations may be offered by a contracted service provider and may have a cost for the service. Call the specific service location for more information regarding cost and specific program details.

Contact Details

St. Therese - St. Paul Healthcare Centre

Location Info
Physiotherapy Department
4713 48 Avenue
St. Paul, Alberta
T0A 3A3
780-645-3331 (extention 2191)
Hours of Operation

Call the clinic for program dates/times and details on how to register.

Service Providers May Include
certified exercise physiologists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, registered kinesiologists

Patients must have a confirmed diagnosis of osteoarthritis in their knee(s) / hip(s).

A trained GLA:D® provider can also provide this diagnosis. An x-ray is not required.

Service Access

Visit the GLA:D® Canada website for locations and contact the individual clinics for more information on class scheduling and registration.

Wait Times

There may be a waiting period at the GLA:D® clinic you would prefer to attend. Contact the individual clinic for more information on registration.

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of registration.


Fees may apply at specific locations. Call specific location for information.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services


Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network, Bone and Joint Canada, Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute, The Arthritis Society

Service Locations
Also Known As
GLA:D¿ Canada, GLA:D¿ Canada in Alberta, GLA:D® Alberta, GLAD