GLA:D Australia Training Courses

GLA:D Australia Training Courses

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.

Interested in learning how to implement the GLA:DTM Australia Program at your clinic or department?



November Sydney course registration now open!

3:00pm – 9:00pm Friday 16th and 11:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 17th of November

Location: Sports Lab, Alexandria

Tutors: Dr Christian Barton, Matt Francis, Daniel Vukovic and Kay Robinson.



December Melbourne course announced!

8:30am – 5:00pm Monday 3rd and 8:30am – 12:30pm Tuesday 4th of December

Location: La Trobe University, Bundoora

Tutors: Dr Christian Barton, Dr Jo Kemp and Matt Francis



More courses are planned for 2019, including Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Darwin ACT and Brisbane.

Dates TBC!


Please register interest for future courses via the link below


or email us directly –


Please note: the GLA:D Australia course is only open to Physiotherapists registered in Australia and only Physiotherapists who have successfully completed the course can deliver the GLA:D Program.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis can influence treatment
  • Know the best treatments for hip and knee osteoarthritis including the evidence
  • Know the best exercise approaches for treating people with hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Confidence to provide group and individual exercise class for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of your treatment to insurers, and other health professionals
  • Be able to deliver effective patient education to people with arthritis
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to deliver an effective treatment program to people with hip and knee arthritis which can also generate new revenue for you and/or your clinic


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!