Are you experiencing pain or stiffness in your hip or knee? These may be symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA).
Priest Valley Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation are now offering GLA:D Canada, an 8-week education and exercise program developed in Denmark for people with symptoms of knee or hip OA. This program will teach you the right way to move to reduce your OA symptoms. GLA:D Canada is an education and targeted neuromuscular exercise program developed in Denmark and has been shown to produce positive long term outcomes (1 year post program) in over 10,000 participants.
People who have taken the program report:
- a 27% reduction in pain intensity
- a 37% and 45% reduction in use of joint related pain medications for knee and hip OA participants respectively
- 20% of GLA:D® participants with knee OA were on sick leave, compared to 30% at baseline
- An over 30% increase in self-reported physical activity levels
Where can I find out more you may ask?? Priest Valley Physio will be offering a FREE info session on Tuesday, July 24th, call 250.549.2552 to register!
If you are unable to attend or would like more information, please call Priest Valley Physiotherapy and speak with one of the program coordinators.