GLA:D® Hip & Knee Exercise Class

Need a Geelong or Torquay Hip and Knee Physio

The best first line treatment for hip and knee osteoarthritis

Hip and knee osteoarthritis are very common injuries that can cause major impacts on not only sport but activity participation and may also impact socialisation and sleep with high levels of pain. We have hip physio and knee physio with specific training and specialities to not only help treat your pain through manual therapy but also get you strong through targeted strengthening hip and knee exercises. One service we may suggest is GLA:D hip and knee physio lead exercise classes.

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. This education and exercise program uses the latest evidence in osteoarthritis research. Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark found symptom progression reduced by 32%, reduced pain and increased level of physical activity.

WHAT:

GLA:D TM Australia training consists of:

  • An initial appointment to explain the program and collect data on your current functional ability with hip physio and knee physio
  • Two education sessions which teach you about osteoarthritis and how exercise improves joint stability
  • Twice weekly group neuromuscular training sessions for six weeks

HOW:

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.

Grand Slam Physiotherapy is a registered GLA:D TM Australia clinic with certified GLA:D TM 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.

One of the exercises you may complete during GLA:D TM Australia exercise class