What is GLA:D®?

GLA:D® is a 7 week education and exercise program for those with stiff and/or painful knees and/or hips, or those with knee and/or hip osteoarthristis.

Kendra Wilson, PT, BScPT has run our program for a few years and has witnessed great success. Our participants have experienced decreased pain, and increased function. Joining her in offering the program is Amanda Bondarevich, PT, MScPT

This program is unique in that it has been designed with the input of individuals with osteoarthritis (OA) and health care professionals who treat people with mild to severe OA. These individuals made it clear that the focus on both education and exercise was required and that it needed to be applied to everyday activities. By strengthening the muscles in functional movements and correcting daily movement patterns, participants train their bodies to move properly, thereby preventing symptom progression and reducing pain.

About our Program
® Assessment & Classes at our Sturgeon Medical Clinic location
Includes 2 education sessions, and 6 weeks of guided exercise sessions

The GLA:D® program is made up of 2 components:

The Education Sessions
These two educations sessions are extremely beneficial to attend as they will provide you with information that you will take with you throughout the program, and through your continued recovery. 

There are 2 education sessions to start the course of approximately 90 minutes each which will occur the week prior to the first exercise class. These are very important to attend to prepare the foundation for what we will be doing in the classes.

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Registration for this program will be first come first serve, so don't forget to register and confirm your spot! To secure your spot, we recommend you book your pre-assessment, and require payment for the course prior to the start date.

The Exercise Sessions
Neuromuscular exercise sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control and stability of the joint, which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life. Participants are educated on how to include the neuromuscular exercises in daily physical activity and advised to continue to be physically active to ensure that the improvements in muscle stabilization are maintained in the long term.


Prior to the program, 
you are required to have an assessment with Kendra Wilson or Amanda Bondarevich, (unless you have been assessed or treated within the last 3 months). This can be booked upon registering.

We are offering our program at a cost of $435. The course runs for 7 weeks and this includes 2 education sessions and 12, 75 minute exercise/physio classes).
*The assessment fee prior to starting is not included in the above price and is booked individually prior to start date.

You can also receive a receipt for physiotherapy services once the entire course is completed, so if you have an insurance plan that covers physiotherapy you will be able to claim with this receipt.

What to Expect

We understand that you may have a few questions before visiting our clinics for your initial appointment.

Book an Appointment

Book in for an appointment with one of our qualified Active Physio Works Physiotherapists &
Registered Massage Therapists.


We understand each person is different so we offer a variety of techniques that are best suited to your individual needs.