GLA:D Program for Osteoarthritis at Hawthorn & Ocean Grove

We are thrilled to be offering the GLA:D program at Hawthorn & Ocean Grove with Physiotherapists Richard Sydenham and Tara Boylan. Both Richard (Hawthorn) and Tara (Ocean Grove) are trained in the GLAD program, which stands for Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark, an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

The GLA:D program focuses on providing education and exercises that can be easily applied to everyday activities. Participants will develop skills to self-manage their osteoarthritis and become more confident and comfortable with exercise. By strengthening their muscles and improving their confidence with exercise, participants can develop a better capacity to become or stay active, prevent symptom progression, and reduce pain. Check out our blog about this program here.

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What is involved if you take part int the GLA:D Program

  • Initial 60 min assessment with one of the GLA:D trained Physiotherapists
  • Follow up 30 min private session with the GLA:D trained Physiotherapists
  • 2 x 60 min group exercise classes per week, over a 6-week period (12 in total)
  • 2 free education sessions with our GLA:D trained Physiotherapists

Whilst the GLA:D program is designed to be done over 6 weeks, if you love the class you can continue on or speak with your practitioner about continuing your care through Clinical Pilates or Exercise Physiology at the clinic.

Research from the GLA:D program in Australia has demonstrated impressive results, with patients reporting significant pain reduction and a reduction in perceived need for surgery. Additionally, participants experienced clinically meaningful improvement in joint confidence.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please contact us to learn more or to book an appointment with Richard or Tara.

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