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 is the GLA:D program?
This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research. It also includes feedback from people with OA and trainers on what works in the real world to help patients manage OA symptoms.
It consists of:
- Two one-on-one physio appointments
- Two educational sessions
- Group exercise sessions twice a week for six weeks.
Your physio appointments with a certified GLA:D instructor, will further educate you about the program, understand your current main problems and take measurements on your level of function.
The two seminar sessions will 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.
While the exercise sessions will target improved muscle control of the joint which leads to a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.
Who can participate in the progam?
GLA:D™ Australia is a program for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee OA symptoms, regardless of severity or stage.
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.
Where is the location of the program?
All sessions (supervised exercise and seminars) will be on site at SportsFit Physio & Health in Glen Iris.
The total cost of the program is $650 (for on-site). Our Online GLA:D program is currently $450.
The program is claimable under private health insurance.