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GLA:D™ Canada Remote Certification Course – October 14-15, 2023 (ET)

Location: Toronto (online)

Dates: Saturday, October 14, 2023 - Sunday, October 15, 2023

GLA:D™ Canada Remote Certification Course – October 14-15, 2023 (ET)

Course Sponsor/Host: GLA:D™ Canada
Location: Toronto (online)
Registration Dates:
Registration Fees: $540



Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time                                   
Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Instructor Name: Crystal MacKay, PhD, MHSc, BScPT, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Cost per person: $540

Brief Description:

GLA:D™ Canada is an 8-week education and exercise program for individuals with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis or symptoms of osteoarthritis. The program was developed in Denmark, where it has shown to reduce the progression of pain symptoms by 27%, reduce use of painkillers, time on sick leave, and improve physical activity levels at 1 year post program. The program is composed of 3 parts: 1) 2-3 education sessions, 2) 12 sessions of tailored neuromuscular exercises, and 3) a national database for quality monitoring (your clinic will have access to its own participant’s data). This program is unique because it teaches participants correct movement patterns that can be applied to their everyday activities.

Certified GLA:D™ Canada trainers (a researcher in the field of arthritis and a highly experienced practicing physiotherapist) will be instructing this 1.5 day course. The GLA:D™ Canada training sessions will prepare you to provide the program to your clients. The first day will be a combination of lecture and training on how to deliver the neuromuscular exercise training the second day will be lecture and information on the implementation process.

Training consists of:

Theoretical component detailing the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis and up to date research on treatment
Information on how to implement the program within your clinical setting, adhering to the GLA:D™ Canada program standards and data collection
Practical Instruction on how to deliver the neuromuscular exercise program and functional tests

The course will include:

A training manual
A user profile on the GLA:D™ Canada website, which will grant you access to up to date programming materials and access to a community of all trained GLA:D™ Canada therapists
Materials to promote your program
Follow up implementation support to launch the program at your location

Please visit our website: for more information and read our “Getting Started with GLA:D” document to get a better idea of how this program could be right for your clinic.

Register for a training course here:

Contact Name: Rhona McGlasson

Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 647-537-8664

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