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What is the GLA:D® program?

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.

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.

What are the benefits of doing the GLAD program?

If you are considering hip or knee surgery, such as a total joint replacement, try GLA:D first. There is a good chance that you will no longer feel you need surgery. 













Treatment for knee & hip arthritis

Professor Ewa Roos explains the origins of GLA:D® in Denmark

How can I find out more?

  • You can learn more about the GLAD program offered at En Pointe Health 

Senior Physiotherapy

What does the GLA:D program involve?

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

  • Two education sessions which teach you about OA, 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 twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.

Who can participate in GLA:D?

  • GLA:D Australia is a program for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity.

  • You may participate in the GLA:D Australia program if you have a hip or knee joint problem that resulted in visiting a health care provider.

Who may not be able to participate in GLA:D?

  • If you have other reasons for your hip and/or knee problem (for example, tumor, inflammatory joint disease, result of hip fracture, soft tissue or connective tissue problems

  • If you have other symptoms that are more pronounced than the osteoarthritis problems (for example chronic generalized pain or fibromyalgia)

  • If you are unable to understand and communicate in English

If you are unsure if you are able to complete the program, please get in touch with the clinic. Even if you cannot complete the GLA:D program our expert physiotherapy team can help you find other treatment and exercise options.

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What is the En Pointe Health Difference?

When you see a physiotherapist at En Pointe Health, you are gaining unique access to knowledge and expertise about the best available treatments for your individual pain and injuries. Our team’s clinical expertise is unique.
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