GLA:D® is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Research has proven the GLA:D® program to be the best management for osteoarthritis.
The GLA:D® program if for anyone who suffers from hip or knee pain due to osteoarthiritis, regardless of severity. These classes help to reduce pain, increase strength and improve quality of life with osteoarthritis.
GLA:D® Australia training consists of:
1. A first appointment with your Physiotherapist explaining the program and collecting data on your current status
2. Two education sessions to teach you about Osteoarthritis, how exercises improve osteoarthritis, and other factors that can help you maintain less pain and higher strength and fitness levels with osteoarthritis. These will be evening lectures
3. Group training sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint
4. A follow-up appointment with your Physiotherapist at the end of the program to assess your progress and help with planning your maintenance of the exercises to help you manage your knee or hip pain
The 16 sessions will cost $660. You do not need a referral from your Doctor, however you may be eligible for a rebate from Medicare for some of the cost of the program, if deemed appropriate by your GP, or your private health insurer, DVA, Workcover and TAC*
To book into the GLAD program call reception on 9131 4977