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GLA:D Program

Are your aching joints getting you down? Have you been diagnosed with hip or knee osteoarthritis?

Our GLA:D program may be the solution you are after.

What is GLA:D?

GLA:D stands for Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark. GLA:D is a researched and evidence based program that is targeted towards people who currently have knee or hip osteoarthritis. The GLA:D program has been shown to decrease Osteoarthritis symptoms by 32%, so with this program, you can expect less pain, less time off work, and the ability to get back to your favourite activities. 

Run by our expert GLA:D physiotherapists, you will spend time in each class completing a range of cardiovascular and strengthening exercises. These are specifically targeted to make the muscles around your joints stronger, which will give your joints more support, decrease your symptoms, and help you do more of what you love day to day. 

The program runs for 6 weeks with classes running twice a week. With the choice to extend if you love the program after your 6 weeks are over. We recommend attending both classes where possible to get the most out of the program. You can join our GLA:D program at any time and there is no need for a referral from your GP. If you have been liaising with your GP to manage your osteoarthritis we would love to work with both you and your GP to create the best management plan for you.

Did you know that Osteoarthritis occurs in 1 in 10 people? You are not alone. Come and take charge of your health alongside your peers.

Our aims for YOU:

  • Decrease pain
  • Help you get back to doing the things you love
  • Prevent the need for joint replacements

Our GLA:D program includes:

  • An initial assessment with one of our GLA:D trained physios
  • 2 education sessions, so you can understand what you’re dealing with and take control of your condition
  • 6 weeks of 2 sessions per week strength and exercise sessions with our trained physios

Why should you join the Program?

The GLA:D program is proven to be an effective first line treatment for osteoarthritis. Successfully completing the GLA:D program can delay and even in some cases, prevent the need for joint replacement surgery. 

How to join the GLA:D Program! 

  1. Book in an Assessment 

Before you begin you will need to come in for an initial 1 on 1 assessment. This will enable our team to establish your baseline and gain a further understanding of you and your goals. We’ll give you a tour of the clinic and provide all the information you need to begin the GLA:D program. This is also when you can ask as many questions as you like!

2. Sign up for your 6 weeks!  

After your appointment our team will help set up everything you need and help you decide when you will begin! 

3. Start your 6 Week Journey! 

When are the classes? 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

10am – 11am 

How much does it cost?

All GLA:D appointments and classes are claimable on Private Health! 

  1. Initial 1:1 Assessment – Regular Physiotherapy Prices 
  2. 6 Week GLA:D Program- $564
    – 2 Classes per Week! 

If you would like to speak to one of our team members please click on the contact us or call us on (03) 9686 2373.