Osteoarthritis affects more than 4.4 million Canadians and it is estimated that this number will increase to 10 million Canadians by 2040. Osteoarthritis is a very common disease affecting the whole joint, but most of all, it affects the articular cartilage (the cartilage covering the ends of your bones). This articular cartilage becomes thin and fragile. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint that has cartilage-covered joint surfaces. However, the knee and hip are large joints that are frequently affected due to the loads that are put through the joints with daily activity.
While our therapists in Owen Sound can assist with osteoarthritis anywhere in the body, a new program has been developed in Denmark with proven results implementing hip and knee GLA:D program.