GLA:D® Program

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GLA:D® Program for Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

GLA:D®, Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.


Research from the GLA:D® program in Australia shows an average pain reduction of 36%, reduced analgesic consumption, reduction in perceived need for surgery, and clinically meaningful improvement in joint confidence.

Education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities, ensuring participants develop skills to self-manage their osteoarthritis. By strengthening and improving confidence with exercise, participants develop better capacity to become or stay active, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.

After your initial appointment the GLA:D® Program consists of:

  • A first appointment explaining the program and collecting data on your current functional ability

  • Two education sessions which teach you about OsteoArthritis, how the GLA:D® Australia exercises improve joint stability, and how to retain this improved joint stability outside of the program

  • Group neuromuscular training sessions (60 minutes) twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life

Program Costs

  • Initial Appointment (required for all new patients) $94 - Private Health Item Code 500

  • First GLA:D® Appointment $74 - Private Health Item Code 505

  • GLA:D® Group Sessions x 12 $599 - Private Health Item Code 560

  • Follow Up GLA:D® Appointment $74 - Private Health Item Code 505

GLA:D Group Sessions Schedule

  • Tuesday 9am and Friday 9am - other times may be added based on demand

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