GLA:D® or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark is an evidence based education program and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
GLA:D® uses education and exercise to help with daily activities. You will work on strengthening your body, as well as learning to move correctly and manage pain symptoms to improve overall pain.
About the sessions:
- Twice a week for 6 weeks
- 12 sessions in total including 2 education sessions teaching you about osteoarthritis and exercise.
- Please call the practice for a list of available session times.
Research has found that after completion of the GLA:D® program symptom progression reduces by 32%. Other outcomes from the program include 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.
This program is unique in that the education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities. By strengthening and correcting daily movement patterns, participants will train their bodies to move properly, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.