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GLA:D  For patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis

Horizon is pleased to offer the Good Life with Osteoarthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) program at six Horizon hospitals:

  • Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital
  • Miramichi Regional Hospital
  • Saint John Regional Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • The Moncton Hospital
  • Upper River Valley Hospital

GLA:D Canada is an evidence-based program to treat and manage hip and/or knee osteoarthritic symptoms and help manage and slow the progression of osteoarthritis, improve patient outcomes (increase function, decrease pain), and reduce the need for total joint replacements and opioid use.

Evidence suggests patients who are currently suffering with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and are awaiting surgery, as well as those who have recently been diagnosed could benefit from the education and exercise therapy offered through the GLA:D program.

Patients in the program may decide they no longer need surgery, or they will be better able to manage their symptoms while waiting for surgery. This program has potential to reduce surgical wait times and improve overall patient outcomes both before and/or after surgery.

The current GLA:D program includes supervised education and a targeted neuromuscular exercise program for people with symptomatic hip and or knee osteoarthritis which includes an assessment, two group educational sessions (90 minutes) and 12 group exercise classes. This program is current offered in-person by a physiotherapist who is certified to administer the GLA:D program.

Horizon will be sharing more information, including patient and health care worker testimonials in the coming months.

This program is currently accepting patients. Patients living with osteoarthritis can SELF-REFER to the GLA:D program by calling:

  • Fredericton & Upper River Valley Area – 1-833-928-2070
  • Miramichi Area – 506-623-3110
  • Saint John area – 506-648-7888
  • The Moncton Hospital – 1-833-944-0860 (toll free) or 506-857-5326

For more information about GLA:D, please visit: GLA:D Canada – www.gladcanada.ca

Horizon locations offering this service:

Facility Name Address Phone
Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (Fredericton) 700 Priestman St. , PO Box 9000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5N5 506-452-5400

Facility Name Address Phone
Miramichi Regional Hospital 500 Water St., Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1V 3G5 506-623-3000

Facility Name Address Phone
The Moncton Hospital 135 MacBeath Ave., Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 6Z8 506-857-5111

Facility Name Address Phone
St. Joseph's Hospital (Saint John) 130 Bayard Dr., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 3L6 506-632-5555
Saint John Regional Hospital 400 University Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4L2 506-648-6000

Facility Name Address Phone
Upper River Valley Hospital (Waterville) 11300 Route 130, Waterville, New Brunswick, E7P 0A4 506-375-5900