Group Physiotherapy - Arthritis

Group physiotherapy

Arthritis Programs

If you have arthritis, participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve your arthritis pain, function, mood, and quality of life. Joint-friendly physical activities are low-impact, which means they put less stress on the body, reducing the risk of injury.

Regular exercise can boost strength and flexibility in people who have arthritis. Stronger muscles can better support your joints, while improved flexibility can aid joint function.

Some of the Other Health Benefits of Moving Regularly for People Living With Arthritis:

  • Strengthen the muscles around your joints
  • Help you maintain bone strength
  • Give you more energy to get through the day
  • Make it easier to get a good night’s sleep
  • Enhance your quality of life
  • Improve your balance

Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any exercise program.

Bellefleur Fitness has 2 group rehab programs for individuals with arthritis that are supervised by our qualified physiotherapists and rehab assistants.


GLA:D® is a 7-week education and exercise program developed in Denmark for people with symptoms of knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA).

Those participants of GLA:D® program

  • Have reduced pain
  • Take fewer pain killers
  • Take less time off work
  • Are able to be more active

Who Can Register?

To be eligible for this program only individuals who have joint problems from the hip and/or knee that have resulted in them being diagnosed with hip or knee OA may qualify. Individuals who have had joint problems due to other reasons are excluded.

If you are looking for rehab classes for post hip and knee surgery or for other reasons, please see our Happy Hip and Knee program.

Program Outline

  • 7 weeks (2 x per week)
  • 2 x 90-minute education sessions that will teach you about the symptoms and risk factors of osteoarthritis, treatment and self-management options, as well as tips on how to overcome everyday challenges
  • 12 x 60-minute exercise sessions guided by a Physiotherapist that will help improve posture, build strength and you will learn how to apply these exercises in everyday activities.


Classes may be covered by private health benefits under certain conditions. Please contact us for more information.

Contact our team for upcoming schedule dates.


Designed and supervised by a registered Physiotherapist alongside a qualified rehab assistant, these weekly classes will help you to improve your hip/knee mobility and maximize your strength. This class is an excellent way to prevent hip/knee surgery, prepare for hip/knee surgery, facilitate your recovery post hip/knee surgery, and get you back to your previous fitness level.

Who Can Register?

  • Clients suffering from hip and/or knee pain and/or arthritis
  • Individuals that have undergone a hip/knee replacement surgery
  • Those looking to prevent surgery
  • Those searching for exercises that are low impact and joint friendly
  • Individuals looking to improve their strength and everyday function

Program Outline

  • 4 weeks (2 x per week)
  • 8 x 45-minute exercise and education sessions that will help improve your posture, build strength, core stability, and balance and provide you with the knowledge of proper alignment and tips to overcome daily challenges due to hip/knee pain or limited function.


($45 per class)

Classes may be covered by private health benefits under certain conditions. Please contact us for more information.

Contact our team for upcoming schedule dates

Please complete the form below and a Bellefleur Fitness representative will contact you to find out if our Fitness Studio is right for you.

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