Glad Program For Hip And Knee Arthritis



GLA:D or Good Life with arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people living with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

This program reflects the latest evidence in OA research. It also includes feedback from people with OA and trainers on what works in the real world to help patients manage OA symptoms.

WHAT DOES GLA:D INVOLVE?


GLA:D Australia training consists of:


* A first appointment explaining the program and collecting data on your current functional ability
* Two education sessions which teach you about OA, how the GLA:D Australia exercises improve joint stability outside of the program
* Group neuromuscular training sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symtpoms and improved quality of life.


BACKGROUND OF THE GLA:D PROGRAM


Research from the GLA:D program in Denmark found symptom progression reduces by 32%. Other outcomes include less pain, reduced use of joint related pain killers and less people on sick leave. GLA:D participants also reported high levels of satisfaction with the program and increased levels of physical activity 12 months after starting the program.



CAN I PARTICIPATE IN GLA:D AUSTRALIA

This program is for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity.

You may participate in the GLA:D program if you have a hip or knee joint problem that resulted in visiting a health care provider.

What to wear and bring:

* Comfortable clothing

* Enclosed shoes ie; sneakers

* Towel and drink bottle

Cancellations: We require 24 hours notice should you need to cancel your session, If you do not attend your class or fail to provide the notice required, a cancellation fee of the full cost of the session will be deducted from your pass


CURRENT TIMETABLE

Tues - 1.30 - 2.30pm

Thurs - 9.30 - 10.30am

Times may occasionally change at short notice




PRICES: 

You also need to attend 2 education sessions that are booked at suitable times prior to commencing classes

45min GLA:D initial assessment- $110


14sessions GLA:D program (12 exercise sessions and 2 education sessions)- $560


3 month GLA:D follow up- $95


You may be eligible for a rebate from your private health insurer on completion of your sessions.