GLA:D™ Hip and Knee program for Osteoarthritis
GLA:D™ (Good living with Arthritis: Denmark) is an evidence based education and exercise program for those with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA). Developed by researchers in Denmark, this program has 28 000 participants on the Danish national registry since 2013. Researchers report results such as: 32% decrease in OA symptoms, improved joint stability, reduced pain medication use and increased activity levels continuing at 12 months review. The specific neuromuscular exercises and education session aim to:
- Help you better understand how to manage symptoms
- Make your joint feel more stable
- Improve your function and level of activity
The GLA:D™ Australia program has only recently been established, and the national registry will enable participants to be part of ongoing research into hip and knee osteoarthritis management. This program is ideal for anyone with mild, moderate or severe hip/knee osteoarthritis. It is also applicable for pre- or post- hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Register for the FREE Education sessions or phone to enquire about how to join the program. Upcoming education sessions are Monday 15th July and Monday 22nd July, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
To learn more about the GLA:D™ Australia program, head to their website. There is a particularly relevant report by Norman Swan on osteoarthritis treatment.