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:
- Standardized training and certification for physiotherapists, chiropractors and kinesiologists (under supervision from physiotherapists or chiropractors) in how to provide the GLA:D Back
- Education and exercise programs for patients
- Registration of patient data in a GLA:D registry
In Canada, GLA:D Back is currently available in Alberta (GLA:D Back Alberta) under license to the University of Alberta who are responsible for the certification of GLA:D providers as well as the patient registry.
The program is currently available in Alberta for clinicians and residents of Alberta. Check our website for updates as to when GLA:D Back will be launched in other provinces.
Further information about the GLA:D Back program can be found at: https://www.ualberta.ca/rehabilitation/research/research-groups/glad-back-canada/index.html and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.