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THE GLAD BACK AUSTRALIA® PROGRAM IS A NEW EFFECTIVE PROGRAM BACKED BY EVIDENCE FOR PERSISTENT OR REPEATED LOWER BACK PAIN

This back exercise and education program will take you through how to best manage your back pain symptoms, strategies to improve your physical activity and achieve your personal goals.

After the GLAD Back® program’s success in Denmark over the past 5 years it has now commenced in Australia. Grand Slam Physio are proud to be among the first clinics in Australia to offer this program through both our Torquay and Geelong clinics.

This education and exercise program uses the latest evidence in chronic lower back pain research. Research from the GLAD BACK® program in Denmark found pain reduced by 31%, increased the participants level of physical activity and reduced their medication use for back related pain.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?:

GLAD BACK AUSTRALIA® program consists of:

  • An initial 1:1 appointment to ensure suitability for the program, explain the program and collect data on your current functional ability with GLAD Back Physio.
  • Two education sessions which teach you about lower back pain and all the elements which contribute to this
  • Twice weekly group exercise and education training sessions for eight weeks
  • Follow up 1:1 appointment to review your progress, goals and discuss your ongoing plan

HOW DOES IT WORK?:

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.

Am I eligible for this program? Please speak to your Grand Slam Physio regarding eligibility. You are not eligible for GLA:D Back if you have acute back pain (<3 months), have a complex medical history related to your back pain, are pregnant, are under 18 years of age, or do not speak/understand English (personal translators are allowed).

Grand Slam Physiotherapy is a registered GLAD BACK GLAD BACK AUSTRALIA clinic with certified GLAD BACK AUSTRALIA Physiotherapists. 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. If you have private health insurance with physiotherapy cover, you can also be covered for the appointments.

Book online in our Geelong or Torquay clinics with our hip physio or knee physio or call 52772151 to make an appointment or for more information.