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GLA:D Program

The goals of the GLA:D program are to increase strength, control and endurance for tasks in the affected joints.

Stemming from almost 2 decades of research, the Good Living with Arthritis: Denmark (GLA:D) program is an internationally acclaimed program that delivers the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatment and management of hip and knee osteoarthritis. The GLA:D program was first designed and delivered in Denmark, where it is now a primary program to be undertaken prior to investigating surgical options for joint replacements.   

The foundations of the GLA:D program are based on educationexercise and weight control. This was also reflected by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2018, when they updated their arthritis management guidelines to include education, exercise and weight control as the primary methods of managing osteoarthritis. 

The goals of the program are to increase strength, control and endurance for tasks in the affected joints.  This often leads to increased functional ability and decreased pain levels.  This is achieved through educating you about how arthritis affects your body and providing a 6-week exercise program that includes twice weekly gym sessions tailored to your current functional capacity.  We will also advise you on potential programs that are available for weight loss, which could be fully funded by your private health insurance.    

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