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.
Get Started with our GLA:D pack
- 1 x initial assessment to explain the program and assess your goals and functional ability
- 2 x online 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
- 12 x GLA:D specific group exercise sessions (recommended twice per week for 6 weeks) to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life
- 1 x follow up assessment in 3 months to ensure you are making progress.
To read more about GLA:D and the supporting research, click here to visit their page