Patients who have been through the GLA:D program have learned many things about how to manage osteoarthritis (OA) and maintain their quality of life including:
There are millions of people in Canada who have osteoarthritis and who have not been diagnosed or offered access to effective treatments. GLA:D patients are therefore working closely with us to develop a coordinated strategy to provide education on OA to encourage people to seek the care they need and to provide hope. This information will include how to access:
We are hosting monthly education sessions for individuals who have symptoms of hip and knee OA. There are 2 repeat sessions of 45 mins which are held virtually at 12 EST on Tuesdays each month. The sessions are provided at no cost and cover:
These sessions are hosted in small groups with a clinician providing clinical information and a GLA:D patient who is available to provide their experience with OA including how changing movement patterns has helped them remain physically active. In the sessions individuals are encouraged to ask questions so they can better understand their options for diagnosis and management.
To register for the sessions, please go to the registration page.
How Can You Help?
There are a number of ways you can help us to share information and improve the lives for people with hip and/or knee OA. All you need to do is contact us through LearnaboutOA@gmail.com and we will work with you to disseminate the message through:
To learn more about the strategy and help us to help people “learn about OA” contact us at LearnaboutOA@gmail.com