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GLA:D Canada in Alberta

GLA:D® is an exercise-based 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 and then 12 supervised exercise sessions (twice / week).

Designed to teach patients about OA and reduce their symptoms through targeted exercises. Alberta is piloting the program for Albertans through the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network.

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Some service locations may be offered by a contracted service provider with may have a fee for service. Call a specific service location for more information.

Fees may apply at specific service locations.

Contact Details

University of Calgary Main Campus

Location Info
Room KNB 258, Active Living
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 1N4
Getting There

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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

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Wait Times

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