1046 Howitt Street Wendouree
03 5335 3200

GLA:D Program

Allied Health Care for the Ballarat Region

GLA:D® is a program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis. It incorporates both education and exercise to manage pain and symptoms. This evidenced based program has been shown to be the best way to manage osteoarthritis.

Treatment for knee and hip arthritis

Physiotherapists Lachlan Ramsay and Jasper Walker-Corbet at Lake Health Group are trained in the GLA:D® program and can provide you with the tools you need to better manage your osteoarthritis symptoms. They regularly undertake assessments and GLA:D® groups to cater for the local demand ensuring long waits to join the program are avoided.

Research from the program in Denmark has shown a symptom progression reduction of 32%.

This program provides a unique combination of education and exercise which participants can apply to everyday activities. By strengthening and correcting daily movement patterns, participants will be able to train their bodies to move properly and thus prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.

The GLA:D Program can help to:
  • Reduce pain levels
  • Diminish the reliance on joint related pain killers
  • Increase participant’s activity levels.
  • Reduce the need for arthroscopic knee and hip surgery
  • May prolong the need for hip and knee joint replacement.

Private Health Insurance will cover a percentage of appointments, depending on an individuals level of health cover.

Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC). The EPC is a government initiative that allows people with chronic injuries or ailments to access health professional services to assist with the management of their condition with the benefits of a Medicare Rebate.

The EPC Plan cannot be used for exercise sessions.


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.


If you are showing flu like symptoms including:

Sore throat



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