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If you suffer from osteoarthritis in the knee(s) or hip(s) then the GLA:D Canada Program may be the drug-free answer to your pain and decreased function.

What is GLA:D Canada?

Originally developed in Denmark, GLA:D is an 8-week education and exercise program proven to help those who suffer from osteoarthritis in their hip(s) and/or knee(s). Research has shown that participants of this program report less pain and reduced use of pain medication. Participants also report being more mobile and physically active after completing the GLA:D Program.

The GLA:D Program: What to Expect!

Denise Semple & Associates is proud to offer the GLA:D Canada Program to our Burlington patients. Our highly trained physiotherapists will guide you through the 8-week program. The program is structured into two sections: Education & Exercise

EDUCATION (2 Classes)

  • Osteoarthritis: risk factors & symptoms
  • Current available treatments
  • How to manage your symptoms
  • How exercise can help your condition
  • How to cope with daily activities

EXERCISE (12 Sessions)

  • Warm-up, circuit training, cool down
  • Build muscle strength through functional activity
  • How to control your movements
  • Increase joint stability to reduce pain
  • Apply exercises to daily activities

Our physiotherapists will measure your symptoms at your first visit and compare to your progress at 3 months and then 12 months post-program.

How Do I Sign Up for GLA:D?

If you want to reduce your knee and hip pain/stiffness without increasing your pain medications then we would love to help you! To sign up for the Denise Semple & Associates GLA:D Canada Program you can contact the clinic at 905-639-7113 to set up an assessment with Nicole Gleason PT, MScPT, BHSc, CSCS to see if this program is right for you. Or learn more about the GLA:D Canada Program here.


If you are interested in a same day appointment, please contact our office at 905-639-7113 or info@dsanda.ca

Additional Physiotherapy Services

Denise Semple & Associates also offers additional services outside of traditional orthopedic physiotherapy for our valued patients! These services include Vestibular Therapy, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, and the GLA:D Program.

Vestibular Therapy


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy