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

What is GLA:D Canada?

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.



2 Group Education Sessions

12 Group Exercise Classes

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 (60 minutes) and 12 group exercise classes. This program is currently offered in-person by a physiotherapist who is certified to administer the GLA:D program.

Horizon offers the Good Life with Osteoarthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) program at the following location:

  • 25 Alison Blvd, Fredericton
  • Miramichi Regional Hospital
  • Saint John Regional Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Jones Lake Plaza, Moncton
  • Upper River Valley Hospital
  • Oromocto Public Hospital

Patient Testimonials

Patients living with osteoarthritis can SELF-REFER to the GLA:D program by calling:

  • Fredericton: 506-450-3624
  • Miramichi Area – 506-623-3110
  • Saint John area – 506-648-7888
  • The Moncton Hospital – 1-833-944-0860 (toll free) or 506-857-5326
  • Upper River Valley Area – 1-833-928-2070

For more information about GLA:D, please visit: GLA:D Canada.

GLAD Program Delivery Sites


21 Alison Blvd, Fredericton 

Horizon locations offering this service:

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

Facility Name Address Phone
Jones Lake Plaza (GLA:D Physiotherapy Program) 1600 West Main, Suite 201, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 1C6 506-857-5326

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