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 :
Phone: (03) 5335 3200