GLA:D

24 Jan GLA:D Hip and Knee Program in Glen Iris

If you suffer with hip or knee osteoarthritis you should be doing GLA:D.  Why should you do GLA:D? Initial treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) should always include education, exercise and weight lose. Unfortunately not everyone starts with this approach, despite this being based on all the evidence and...

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22 Nov Exercise and Osteoarthritis

As outlined in Osteoarthritis - What is the best treatment?, exercise is one of the first line treatments for this condition. What exercise is best?  Land-based exercise such as walking and strength training are all effective in managing OA.  We recommend any exercise or group of exercises...

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08 Nov Osteoarthritis- What is the best treatment?

How can you treat osteoarthritis (OA)? Currently, there is no known way of curing cartilage loss. Initial treatment focuses on reducing symptoms and improving function of the joint. Based on evidence, the recommended treatment for osteoarthritis is outlined by the pyramid in Figure 1. [caption id="attachment_1851"...

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04 Nov Osteoarthritis- What is it and busting the myths

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease which affects the entire joint. It can occur in any joint but most commonly affects the knees, hips and hands.  OA is the most common chronic condition of the joints and is the leading cause of physical inactivity in...

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22 Oct GLA:D is coming to SportsFit

Do you suffer with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA)? We are excited to announce GLA:D is coming to Glen Iris and Malvern East to help you!  GLA:D®, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark which has...

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