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GLA:D™ (Good Living with Arthritis)

GLA:D™ (Good living with Arthritis: Denmark) is an evidence based education and exercise program for those with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA). This program reflects best practice and is the best first treatment recommended by the AMA (Australian Medical Assoc.) and the APA (Australian Physio Assoc.) for anyone with mild, moderate or severe hip/knee osteoarthritis. It is also applicable for pre- or post- hip and knee joint replacement surgery.

In Australia OA is the most common lifestyle disease in individuals over 65 years but can also affect individuals as young as 30 years. Treatment of OA usually focuses on surgery but the GLA:D™ offers a better, safer and cheaper alternative. Research also shows that this program can enhance surgical outcomes.

GLA:D™ consists of:

Initial Assessment

The first appointment explaining the program and collecting the data on your current functional ability.

Duration: 20 – 45 mins
Fee: $50-130 (depending on professional level and appointment duration)
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Education Sessions

Two education sessions which teach you about OA, how the GLA:D™ exercises improve joint stability, and how to retain this improved joint stability outside the program.

Duration: 60 mins
Fee: $30
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Fee $630 (includes 2 GLA:D™ education sessions and 12 GLA:D™ Exercise Session Appointments)
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Exercise Sessions

Small group (maximum of 6) physio led exercise sessions twice a week for 6 weeks to improve the muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms, improved quality of life, improved functional capacity and help you to understand and self-manage your symptoms.

Duration: 60 mins
Fee: $52.50 casually. Reduced rates apply with GLA:D™ Starter and Maintenance Packs.
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Fee $630 (includes 2 GLA:D™ education sessions and 12 GLA:D™ Exercise Session Appointments)
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