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GLA:D Program for Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis

 

 

GLA:D® – “Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark” – is an internationally recognised program of education and exercise designed to help reduce the symptoms of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA). By strengthening the muscles using specific exercises that improve movement patterns and alignment, participants learn how to prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.

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Who can participate in the GLA:D program?
 

  • People of all ages with mild, moderate or severe osteoarthritis of the knee or hip can benefit from the GLA:D program.

  • People with a previous hip or knee joint replacement who have OA in the other knee or hip

  • People with ongoing symptoms in the joint that has been replaced.

 

What does the GLA:D program involve?

  • An initial assessment with your GLA:D trained physiotherapist to collect base line data and set your individualised program based on your ability.

  • 12 exercise session over 6-8 weeks held in small groups of 2 -3 people.

  • You can opt to complete both weekly sessions under supervision in the clinic or 1 with us and 1 at home if you feel confident to do so.

  • Each session takes 1 hour, there are 10 exercises to complete, each with several levels that you progress through as your strength and stability improve!

  • 2 education sessions so you get to learn all out OA, the latest treatments, how to effectively manage your OA and reduce flare ups.

To find out more about the GLA:D program