What is GLA:D?
GLA:D® is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
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 will train their bodies to move properly, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.
What are the benefits of GLA:D?
Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark shows symptom progression reduces by 32%. Other outcomes include a lower pain, reduced use of joint related pain killers, and less people on sick leave. GLA:D® participants also reported high levels of satisfaction with the program and increased levels of physical activity 12 months after starting the program.
What does the GLA:D program involve?
The program involves 12 group exercise sessions and 2 education sessions as well as initial and follow up assessments to determine how you have improved as a result of GLA:D.
Groups are no bigger than 4-5 people, so bookings are essential.
Small groups allow for a safe exercise environment and ensure the physiotherapist can modify exercises as appropriate to you.
We also offer one-on-one sessions at selected times.
Please contact us on (03) 9393 3988 if you would like to book your initial GLA:D assesment.