The GLA:D Back program is an evidence-based treatment program for individuals with persistent and/or recurrent back pain that negatively affects their everyday life and function. The purpose of GLA:D Back is to help patients manage their back pain themselves through a well-described and structured course of treatment.
The program was developed in Denmark where it has been implemented throughout the country. GLA:D BACK consists of:
In Canada, GLA:D Back is currently available in Alberta (GLA:D Back Alberta) under license to the University of Alberta which is responsible for the certification of GLA:D providers as well as the GLA:D Back patient registry.
The GLA:D Back program is currently available for clinicians and residents of Alberta.