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GLA:D Osteoarthritis


GLA:D Back certification courses for physical therapists: Registrations from 2021

Osteoarthritis and back pain are among the most common causes of discomfort and limitations in everyday life in the Swiss population. The current guidelines of various international professional societies recommend a combination of counseling, instruction and exercises for treatment.

The GLA:D® Switzerland program supports the application and implementation of the international guidelines in Switzerland. The goal of the GLA:D® Switzerland Program is to implement international best practice guidelines in practice in a quality-controlled manner ( and to enable people with osteoarthritis or back pain to enjoy a good quality of life.

Since May 2019, the first GLA:D® certified physiotherapists in Switzerland offer the Osteoarthritis Program in their practice or clinic. From May 2021, the GLA:D® Switzerland Back Program will also be offered.