GLA:D Hip + Knee Program
Exercise Rehabilitation for Hip + Knee Osteoarthritis.
GLA:D Program at Kinematics
GLA:D® (which stands for Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark) is an educational and exercise program to alleviate the symptoms of hip and/or knee Osteoarthritis, promoting a better quality of life for all affected by this condition. The program involves:
- 2x 1:1 appointments with a GLA:D certified Physiotherapist
- 2x educational sessions on osteoarthritis, risk factors, treatment options, and self- management strategies.
- 12x group exercise sessions over a six-week period.
New + existing K clients with hip +/or knee Osteoarthritis welcome!
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.
GLA:D® 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.
In 2012 a clinical research team in Denmark designed a program, based on research, for people with hip or knee OA. GLA:D® – “Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark” – is a program of education and exercise designed to help reduce the symptoms of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis.
There are 12 supervised exercise sessions over 6 weeks, and 2 education sessions. Each session – education and exercise – will take about 60 minutes. These sessions are run by our physiotherapists who have been trained by GLA:D® Australia.
GLA:D® has been shown to help people of all ages with mild, moderate and severe osteoarthritis by reducing pain, increasing mobility and enhancing quality of life. Often surgery such as joint replacement can be avoided.
Studies in Scandinavian countries have also shown that people who have completed the GLA:D® program before having a total knee joint replacement tend to recover more quickly. Similar ‘prehab’ results have been found for total hip replacement.
No you don't! However, you may be eligible for an Enhanced Primary Care plan from your GP which will provide a rebate towards your 2x 1:1 sessions with a physiotherapist.
Yes! Both the 1:1 and small group exercise class sessions are claimable with private health insurance if you have physiotherapy extras cover.
Initial code: 500
Follow-up code: 505
Group class code: 560