1046 Howitt Street Wendouree
03 5335 3200

GLA:D™ Australia Program

Allied Health Care for the Ballarat Region

GLA:D™ Australia Program

GLA:D® is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of difficulties with mobility and disability in older people. It is also common in younger and middle-aged people. Approximately 5% of people between 35 and 54 years of age have osteoarthritis. Many of these people have injured their joint earlier in life. Approximately 30% of the population between 50 and 70 years of age have problems related to osteoarthritis and the percentage increases in older age groups.

Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark shows 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.

GLA:D™ 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:D™ Australia program if you have a hip or knee joint problem that resulted in visiting a health care provider.

GLADTM 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, 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.

The first group session will be starting on the 9th May 2017 with Lake Health Group`s Senior Physiotherapist Chris Stewart at 1046 Howitt Street, Wendouree. An initial assessment is needed prior to the group sessions. Lake Health Group is the only accredited GLA:D clinic in Ballarat. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the clinic via the options below :

Web:    www.lakehealthgroup.com.au

Email:   info@lakehealthgroup.com.au

Phone:  (03) 5335 3200

GLAD brochure

GROUP EXERCISE & GYM

Lake Health Group have ceased group exercise classes as of Thursday 6th August in line with government legislative requirements relating to Stage 3 COVID19  restrictions in regional Victoria.

Closure of the gym and Pilates area as well as cessation of groups is for a minimum of 6 weeks at this stage and relates to small exercise groups as well as the GLAD arthritis program.

For people in group classes please arrange for a one on one appointment with Josh or Jamie for them to construct a home program. For those currently doing GLAD with Lachie or Jasper this can continue but only in a 1 on 1 consultation basis.

We apologise for any inconvenience but your safety and that of all our clients and staff at Lake Health Group is our highest priority. We will continue to update you on the status of the gym and groups via social media, our website and our newsletter.

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If you are showing flu like symptoms including:

Sore throat

Cough

Fever

Shortness of breath

OR have travelled overseas and/or been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed coronavirus case within the last two weeks.

Please do not come into the clinic and call 5335 3200 to cancel your appointment.

This is extremely important for the health of all clients and staff.

We thank you for your patience at this time.

Updated 2nd  July 2020