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Knee Osteoarthritis & the GLA:D Program

By November 8, 2018 No Comments

Knee Osteoarthritis & the GLA:D Program

Did you know one in ten Australians experience knee osteoarthritis? Exercise, education and weight loss have been internationally recognised as the first line treatments for the management of knee OA – all of which involve Physiotherapy! Knee OA is one of the most common conditions seen by Physiotherapists and our dedicated team at Platinum Physio can help you get started on your road to recovery today!

See our Q&A Video on the GLA:D Program..

How can Platinum Physio help me?

Our experienced Physio team are passionate about providing you with the best care and improving your quality of life! We are excited to offer the highly regarded GLA:D program, at Platinum Physio, endorsed by the Orthopaedic community as the best practice management for knee osteoarthritis.

The GLA:D program: Supervised Physiotherapy Exercise Program

The GLA:D program was designed by researchers in Denmark specifically for people with symptoms of knee and hip osteoarthritis. We are excited to offer the GLA:D program at Platinum Physio, because we are able to ensure you fully understand your condition and this will empower you to make the best health choices now and in the future, including how you might actively avoid surgery. You will also be guided through an individualised exercise program specifically tailored to your needs.

The benefits of the GLA:D program have been well established and include significantly reduced levels of pain reported by patients, reduced used of pain killers to manage the symptoms of knee and hip OA and overall improved functioning in your everyday life!

The GLA:D program is a great opportunity to take control of your osteoarthritis and develop some key management strategies for life; an opportunity not to be missed!

What does the GLA:D program involve?

  • An initial assessment with one of our Physios prior to the program, to establish your baseline and develop an individualised program for group sessions
  • The program runs over a 6 week period and involves 12 exercise sessions (2 x weekly) and 2 educational sessions run and supervised by our Physiotherapists
  • A review assessment to reassess how you went with the program and measure the progress you have made