New Rehab Program for those with Arthritis
GLA:D Good Living with Arthritis Denmark (GLA:D®) an 8 week rehabilitation program for people with Hip or Knee arthritis. This program helps individuals to manage the symptoms of hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA). The program is being made available free of charge. The GLA:D program has been shown to help people with hip and knee OA reduce pain and stiffness and become more physical activity. The GLA:D® program includes:
- 12 exercise sessions: 2 times per week for 6 weeks; GROUP exercise sessions with up to 8 people, to be completed within 8 weeks
- 2 education sessions: 1.5 hours each
When you have hip or knee OA, the muscles around the joint can become weak and cause changes to the position of the joint. This can be part of the reason you have pain and difficulty moving. The GLAD program teaches you how to control your movements to make your muscles stronger and reduce stress on the joint. Research has shown that 12 sessions over 6 weeks is needed to make lasting changes to your muscles, movement, pain and function. Call 416-231-7070 to book a GLA:D assessment at Stonegate CHC or 416-604-6264 at The Four Villages.
New Pulmonary Rehab Program for those with COPD
Living Well with COPD-is a free Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. It includes exercise and education for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Exercise is supervised and designed to improve balance, strength and cardiovascular health. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals will facilitate the education sessions. The Team includes a Certified Respiratory Educator, Physiotherapist, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and Pharmacist. Educational sessions will include a wide variety of COPD related topics from medications and vaccination to nutrition and anxiety management. The program runs for 8 weeks, twice per week.
This program is offered through a partnership with Stonegate CHC and The Four Villages CHC. Smoking cessation support, including access to free nicotine replacement therapy, is available to everyone in the community at Stonegate CHC as well. Call 416-231-7070 for more information about this program or take this Referral Form Living Better With COPD 2022 to your primary care provider who can make a referral.
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