What is GLA:D Australia?
GLA:D®, Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
Research from the GLA:D® program in Australia shows an average pain reduction of 36%, reduced analgesic consumption, reduction in perceived need for surgery, and clinically meaningful improvement in joint confidence.
GLA:D® Education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities, ensuring participants develop skills to self-manage their osteoarthritis. By strengthening and improving confidence with exercise, participants develop better capacity to become or stay active, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.
Our program is run from our Newington Active site at 110 Skipton St, Ballarat Central and comprises of:
- 1 x 1:1 Assessment Session
- 2 x small Group Education Sessions
- 12 x small Group Exercise Sessions (twice per week over 6 weeks)
- 1 x 1:1 Final Assessment and Future Planning Session
The cost of our program can be paid in full or part payments as you progress through your rehabilitation. There are several intakes throughout the year.
Holly McEldrew (Physio)
Caitlin Hughes (Physio)
If you would like to learn more or believe you may benefit from an assessment please do not hesitate to contact our friendly reception team on (03) 5331 3066 to request your appointment.