First line treatment for hip and knee arthritis.

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March 20, 2018

 

Healthy Lifestyle

Living A Healthy Lifestyle With Arthritis

Exercise and movement.

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:DTM involve?

This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research.  It also includes feedback from people with OA and physiotherapists on what works in the real world to help patients manage OA symptoms.

GLA:DTM Australia training consists of:

  • A first appointment 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 training sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life

The GLA:D™ program is run at Grand Slam Physiotherapy. You do not need a referral from you 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.

Background of the GLA:D® Program

Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark found symptom progression reduces by 32%.

Other outcomes include less 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.

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.

Find out more about GLA:DTM

Grand Slam Physiotherapy

1-3 Hepner Place

North Geelong, 3215

P: (03) 5277 2151

E: info@grandslamphysio.com.au

W: www.grandslamphysio.com.au