GLA:D®, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
What does GLA:D™ involve?
This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research. It also includes feedback from people with OA as well as our physiotherapists on what works in the real world to help patients manage OA symptoms.
GLA:D™ Australia training consists of:
- A Physiotherapy consultation explaining the program and collecting data on your current functional ability.
- Two education sessions which teach you about OA, how the GLA:D™ Australia exercises improve joint stability, and how to retain this improved joint stability outside of the program.
- Group neuromuscular exercise training sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.
GLA:D™ Australia is a program for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity.
You may participate in the GLA:D™ Australia program if you have a hip or knee joint problem that resulted in visiting a health care provider.
Call North East Life Physiotherapy on 03 5722 1424 for further information, or ask one of our Physiotherapists.