Our Programs

We offer several group programs aimed at restoring functionality, improving mobility, or simply giving back to our community!

Osteoarthritis: GLA:D Canada Program

Performance Sports Therapy is excited to be the first clinic hosting the GLA:D® (Good Life with OsteoArthritis from Denmark) program in Ottawa’s east end!

It is an 8 week education and exercise program delivered by a Physiotherapist for people with symptoms of hip or knee osteoarthritis.  The program aims to:

  1. Reduce symptoms and pain
  2. Improve quality of life
  3. Teach participants to control movements and improve functional activities.

It involves 1 assessment, 2 group education classes, and 12 neuromuscular small group exercise sessions.  Participants may also contribute to quality monitoring by reporting their outcome results and functional tests to GLA:D Canada.

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Osteoarthritis: GLA:D Canada Program

Performance Sports Therapy is excited to be the first clinic hosting the GLA:D® (Good Life with OsteoArthritis from Denmark) program in Ottawa’s east end!

It is an 8 week education and exercise program delivered by a Physiotherapist for people with symptoms of hip or knee osteoarthritis.  The program aims to:

  1. Reduce symptoms and pain
  2. Improve quality of life
  3. Teach participants to control movements and improve functional activities.

It involves 1 assessment, 2 group education classes, and 12 neuromuscular small group exercise sessions.  Participants may also contribute to quality monitoring by reporting their outcome results and functional tests to GLA:D Canada.

Feedback about the program across Denmark has been fantastic, with over 20,000 people reporting, on average:

  • 27% reduction in pain intensity
  • 37%-45% reduction in use of joint related pain medications
  • Over 30% increase in self-reported physical activity levels

 

GLA:D Class Schedule

 

Morning classes:

  • 9 – 10 am, Tuesday and Friday at Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday at Beacon Heights Retirement Residence

 

Afternoon classes:

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday at Beacon Heights Retirement Residence
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday at Beacon Heights Retirement Residence

 

Evening classes:

  • 5 – 6 pm, Tuesday and Thursday at Performance Sports Therapy
  • 6 – 7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday at Performance Sports Therapy

 

Please call 613-742-1230 or email Stephanie at stephanie@PSTottawa.ca for more information or to book an assessment.

 

*Physiotherapy receipts are provided so each session can be claimed with your private insurance!

Osteoporosis: Bone Force Program

2 million Canadians have osteoporosis. One in three women & one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime By the time an individual has their first osteoporotic fracture, the disease is already advanced. Osteoporosis can lead to pain, disfigurement, lowered self-esteem, decreased mobility and decreased independence. In Canada, there are 25,000 hip fractures yearly, with 70% related to osteoporosis. Hip fractures result in disability in 50% of survivors, and cause death in 20% of cases. Exercise is the only therapy that can reduce fracture risk by slowing bone density loss, increasing muscle mass, and improving strength and balance.

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Osteoporosis: Bone Force Program

2 million Canadians have osteoporosis. One in three women & one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime By the time an individual has their first osteoporotic fracture, the disease is already advanced. Osteoporosis can lead to pain, disfigurement, lowered self-esteem, decreased mobility and decreased independence. In Canada, there are 25,000 hip fractures yearly, with 70% related to osteoporosis. Hip fractures result in disability in 50% of survivors, and cause death in 20% of cases. Exercise is the only therapy that can reduce fracture risk by slowing bone density loss, increasing muscle mass, and improving strength and balance.

What is Bone Force?

  • A comprehensive, one-on-one clinical physiotherapy assessment and fracture screening at Performance Sports Therapy for individuals with all stages of bone loss
  • Two one-hour exercise and education classes, twice a week for eight weeks
  • Safe and progressive small group exercise classes with individually tailored exercises
  • Classes provide education on osteoporosis, and safe adaptations for activities of daily living and recreation
  • Exercises follow the Too Fit to Fall or Fracture Exercise Guidelines from Osteoporosis Canada, and are chosen from Osteoporosis Canada’s Bone Fit training course for clinicians
  • One goal is to teach individuals how to independently manage their condition and continue with the exercises long term, either at home or a gym

Who is a candidate for Bone Force at PST?

Clinical diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis AND/OR Individuals at high risk of fractures include:

Persons age 50+ with one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have had a vertebral fracture
  • Have had a hip fracture
  • Have had two or more fragility fractures
  • Have had one or more fragility fractures and are also currently taking glucocorticoids
  • Are at high fracture risk based on a comprehensive fracture risk assessment using CAROC or FRAX

All ages are welcome, including younger patients with risk factors including long-term corticosteroid use. Individuals will be assessed and screened for suitability

Team SponsorshipProgram

PST is excited to announce we are implementing Functional Assessments for teams in order to assess if the athletes have any pain, weakness, asymmetry, or none of the above. Depending on what we find in the assessment, we will provide recommendations (treatment, rehab, training, or keep doing what you're doing!) Assessments will be $100/athlete and for every 10 people we see, we will sponsor the team or association $250. The nice part is, it doesn't have to be the athletes we are seeing, it can be anyone associated with the team - coaches, trainers, parents, teachers, etc. So the more people who come in, the more kickback the specific team gets (i.e. 40 people = $1,000.00 sponsor) . The vast majority of people have coverage so the assessment is basically free and the team gets a nice donation!

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Hours

  • Monday 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday 7am-7pm
  • Wednesday 8am-8pm
  • Thursday 7am-7pm
  • Friday 7am-7pm
  • Weekends CLOSED
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

5-5303 Canotek Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 9M1
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What can we help with?

*emails are only viewed by the Sports Medicine Clinic. For inquiries relating to your family doctor, please call 613-742-1230

Hours

  • Monday 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday 7am-7pm
  • Wednesday 8am-8pm
  • Thursday 7am-7pm
  • Friday 7am-7pm
  • Weekends CLOSED
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

5-5303 Canotek Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 9M1

What can we help with?

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Hours

  • Monday 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday 7am-7pm
  • Wednesday 8am-8pm
  • Thursday 7am-7pm
  • Friday 7am-7pm
  • Weekends CLOSED
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

5-5303 Canotek Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 9M1

What can we help with?

*emails are only viewed by the Sports Medicine Clinic. For inquiries relating to your family doctor, please call 613-742-1230

Hours

  • Monday 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday 7am-7pm
  • Wednesday 8am-8pm
  • Thursday 7am-7pm
  • Friday 7am-7pm
  • Weekends CLOSED
  • Holidays CLOSED

Phone #

613.742.1230

Address

5-5303 Canotek Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 9M1