GLA:D – Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark


GLA:D is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA). Tamar is accredited in this revolutionary new program and we’re excited to now be offering it.

What does the program involve?

  • An initial consultation explaining the program and assessing for suitability.
  • Two education sessions.
  • Physio supervised group training sessions twice a week for six weeks (12 total)
  • 3-month follow-up assessment

What are the benefits of the program?

Research from the GLA:D Program in Denmark found symptom progression reduced by 32%. Other outcomes included:

  • Less pain
  • Reduced use of pain medication
  • Increased levels of physical activity
  • Reduction is perceived need for surgical intervention

What conditions can the program help with?

The GLA:D Hip and Knee Program is designed for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity. You may participate in the GLA:D Hip and Knee Program if you have a hip and/or knee joint problem that resulted in visiting a healthcare provider.

For further information check out the GLA:D Australia website

Alternatively, give us a call on 9528 2233 to find out more, book in for an assessment or to join one of our information sessions.

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