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.

What does GLA:D involve?

This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (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.

GLA:DTM 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:DTM Australia exercises improve joint stability, and how to retain this improved 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 symptoms and improved quality of life

Can I Participate in GLA:DTM Australia?

GLA:DTM Australia is a program for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity. You may participate in the GLA:DTM Australia program if you have a hip or knee joint problem that resulted in visiting a health care provider.

GLA:DTM Australia is run in private, public, and hospital physiotherapy clinics. The cost of th program can vary depending on location and size of the group. Please discuss this with the provider listed below. You do not need a referral from you 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.

OA Treatment in Australia

OA is the most common lifestyle disease in individuals 65 year of age and older, but can also affect individuals as young as 30 years of age. Current national and international clinical guidelines recommend patient education, exercise and weight loss as first line treatment

for osteoarthritis. In Australia, treatment usually focuses on surgery and the GLA:DTM Australia program offers a better and safer alternative.

For more information on the GLAD Program please follow the link below:

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