Services - GLA:D Hip and Knee
GLA:D is a ground breaking education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Over 17,000 people with hip and knee OA have undergone this program in Europe with an average symptom reduction of 32%. Other outcomes included less pain and reduced use of joint related pain killers.
What’s more impressive is that the program works just as well for people with severe OA as it does for those with mild OA. In fact 72% of people that do the program either delay or avoid getting a hip or knee replacement. If you are awaiting a hip or knee replacement it has been shown to be an excellent pre-operative preparation program with participants having far better outcomes post-surgery. If you have just had a knee or hip replacement it can be an excellent post-operative recovery program.
Pretty much anyone can participate in this flexible program no matter how unfit or immobile you are, as it is adaptable to the individual.
This program is unique in that the education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities. By strengthening and correcting daily movement patterns participants will train their bodies to move properly, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.
Pottsville and Cabarita Physiotherapy is one of the first clinics in Australia to partner with GLA:D to offer this amazing program.
To read more about GLA:D and the supporting research, click here to visit their page