GLA:D® is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark shows symptom progression reduces by 32%.
Other outcomes include a 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.
La Trobe University is now bringing you GLA:DTM Australia so that physiotherapists can provide this successful program to Austrailian’s with hip and knee osteoarthritis.
|JANE ROONEY is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist – sub speciality knee and Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (1997). She has has over 25 years experience as a clinician and is a Clinical Leader at Lifecare in Prahran. Jane’s professional interests are ACL injuries , patellofemoral pain and instability and knee injury rehabilitation including knee OA management.|
|DR CHRISTIAN BARTON – is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at La Trobe University focusing on improving the management on knee and lower limb pathologies, with a particular emphasis on research translation. Clinically he consults with difficult to treat long term knee (from OA to the younger athlete) and running injury patients at Complete Sports Care in Hawthorn.|
|JASON WALLIS works for Cabrini Health and Eastern Health’s osteoarthritis hip and knee service (OAHKS), and was the first physiotherapist to implement GLA:D Australia. Jason is completing his PhD at La Trobe university focused on increasing physical activity and improving health outcomes for people with knee osteoarthritis.|
You will be GLA:D you came!