Exercise & Rehabilitation


The GLA:D Canada program is a nationwide evidence-based initiative that follows the current recommendation for the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis based on the successful GLA:D program in Denmark (Good Living with Arthritis in Denmark).

The GLA:D Program is an exercise and education program for individuals with knee or hip osteoarthritis. This program is unique in that the education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities. By strengthening and correcting daily movement patterns, participants train their bodies to move with improved control and alignment, prevent symptom progression, and reduce pain. Research from GLA:D® in Denmark show participants being more physically active, reporting less pain, reduced use of pain medications and may delay or prevent the need for surgery.

GLA:D is also an excellent pre-habilitation program for those waiting for joint replacement.

The GLA:D program is an individual one-on-one exercise and education program that typically involves weekly sessions for 6 to 8 weeks. The first session will be the assessment and will include a medical history. Each session will progress at your own pace while building your own exercise program. The final session will include a re-assessment and final outcome measures to document your improvement.

Contact us for a Fact Sheet about the GLA:D program.

Common Conditions

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Hip arthritis
  • Bone on bone
  • Knee swelling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Limp
  • Trendelenberg gait
  • Walking stick
  • Prehab
  • Joint replacement
  • Quadriceps strengthening
  • Hip stability

Ready to Move Well & Stay Well – book into the GLA:D program

Located downtown at the Savoy Professional Offices – 777 Blanshard Street, Suite 103, Victoria

Back in Action

We can help you get Back in Action 
Most back pain is from mechanical irritation of discs, joints or ligaments. Mobilization, exercise and education are key requirements to resolve mechanical back pain. Some back pain is from inflammatory arthritis with the most common being ankylosing spondylitis which requires medication to reduce inflammation along with mobilization and exercise to limit spinal stiffness.

Research confirms that exercise and education are the key components to managing back pain. Needles and pills do not provide lasting results and surgery is the last resort. In our experience we find patients are concerned about the TIME & COST of attending for physical treatment of back pain or confused about which treatments or exercises will help.

Our solution for your chronic back pain…
Back in Action is suitable for chronic conditions such as spinal stenosis, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, spondylolisthesis, postural spinal pain, osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures.

Back in Action is a package of 5 physiotherapy sessions organized to give you some hands-on help, education on activity modification and a customized exercise program selected from our structured spinal mobility and core stability programs. Our goal is to help you move well and manage your back pain independently.

Contact us for a Fact Sheet about Back in Action that details what to expect from this 5 session package.

Back in Action must be booked by contacting our office.

Common Conditions

  • Spondylosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative instability
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Postural spinal pain
  • Osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Sciatica

Back in Action will give you clarity and consistency to help you manage chronic back pain

Located downtown at the Savoy Professional Offices – 777 Blanshard Street, Suite 103, Victoria


The BodyFit program is an exercise rehab program designed by an experienced physiotherapist who will help you:

  • Review Fitness – where you are now and what could be improved – weight /cardio /strength /mobility
  • Rehab Injuries – exercises specific to your rehab
  • Restore Ability – specific to your needs
  • Reach Goals – goals that are realistic and important to you

Ross Baines is an experienced physiotherapist with an interest in exercise rehab to help patients get fit for life and to manage some mechanical issues as they do so. Ross will use his experience with strength and conditioning, spinal mobility, circuit training, run drills, swim drills, pilates and functional exercise using kinetic link training to customise an exercise program at the gym, the pool or the nearby trails.

BodyFit is suitable for conditions such as:

  • Post-operative rehab – after joint replacements, spinal surgery, tendon or ligament repairs
  • Medical conditions – such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer.
  • Chronic injuries – like shoulder instability, tendon injuries or patello-femoral pain.
  • Multiple trauma – car accidents and falls resulting in fractures and multiple soft tissue injuries benefit from customized exercise.

Contact us for a Fact Sheet about BodyFit that details what to expect from this 5 session package.

BodyFit must be booked by contacting our office.

Common Conditions

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Wear & tear arthritis
  • Bone on bone
  • Joint effusion
  • Degenerative instability
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Facet joint arthritis

BodyFit = Review Fitness / Rehab Injuries / Restore Ability / Reach Goals

Located downtown at the Savoy Professional Offices – 777 Blanshard Street, Suite 103, Victoria


Hydrotherapy is water based exercise to improve joint motion, progress weight bearing and functional exercise for strength and balance. Your physiotherapist is skilled in using the following features of hydrotherapy to design exercises to help you.

Buoyancy – Water supports the body and reduces weightbearing through joints. This can assist in managing pain, regaining mobility and performing activities that may not be achievable out of the pool. Floats and pool noodles can further utilise the effect of buoyancy in performing exercises.

Resistance – The resistance of the water, speed of movement and use of equipment such as paddles, floats, kickboards and pool noodles can increase water turbulence and the effort required by muscles to gain improvements in strength, endurance, coordination and balance.

Turbulence – to challenge balance and stability.

Contact us for a fact sheet about Hydrotherapy.

Hydrotherapy must be booked by contacting our office.

Common Conditions

  • Postop rehab for joint replacements
  • Knee reconstructions
  • Progressive weight bearing after fracture or surgery
  • Ligament or tendon reconstructions
  • Spinal pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
  • Improve fitness and endurance
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Balance and stability training
  • Aquafit

Hydrotherapy can help you Move Well and Stay Well

Located downtown at the Savoy Professional Offices – 777 Blanshard Street, Suite 103, Victoria