The best first treatment for hip and knee arthritis
GLA:D® (Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark), is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research. It also includes feedback from people with OA and trainers on what works in the real world to help patients manage OA symptoms.
OA is the most common lifestyle disease in individuals 65 year of age and older but can also affect individuals as young as 30 years of age.
GLA:D® Australia is a program for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity.
Current national and international clinical guidelines recommend patient education, exercise, and weight loss as first line treatment for osteoarthritis.
GLA:D® Australia training consists of:
Cost? Please discuss this with us. You might be eligible for a rebate from Medicare for some of the cost of the program, if deemed appropriate by your GP.
You may not be able to participate in the GLA:D® Australia program if:
GLA:D® Australia program offers a safe alternative that may avoid the need for surgery.
Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark found symptom progression reduces by 32%.
Other outcomes include less pain, reduced use of joint-related pain killers, and less people on sick leave. GLA:D® participants also reported high levels of satisfaction with the program and increased levels of physical activity 12 months after starting the program.
This program is unique in that the education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities. By strengthening and correcting daily movement patterns, participants will train their bodies to move properly, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.
GLA:D® Australia: A great first line treatment for knee and hip osteoarthritis
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