GLA:D Program

‘Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark in Australia’



The GLA:D® program (Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark) is a program designed for people living with Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis. For more information about Osteoarthritis, read our blog.

The Program

The program runs over 6-8 weeks and involves:

  • Initial assessment with a GLA:D Physiotherapist
  • 2 free education sessions at RHP
  • 12 exercise sessions (over 6 weeks)
  • Follow-up assessment with GLA:D Physiotherapist

This program is based on the best research to date. It also contributes to the research, so if you would like more info, head to GLA:D Australia.

And the results of this research?

  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced need for pain medication
  • Less time off work
  • Increased day to day capacity
  • Patients are delaying or removing themselves from surgical lists as well!
  • Over 95%

Medicare, Private Health Insurance, DVA

Are all accepted.

Medicare will cover your initial and follow-up sessions provided your GP provides an appropriate referral. Ask us if you need some more information!

Private Health Insurance funds do cover group exercise with a Physiotherapist as well as the initial and follow-up sessions.

Approved DVA conditions and card holders are eligible. For more information, please contact us.

Contact us to arrange for RHP Physiotherapy for an individual one-on-one appointment with one of our highly trained staff.


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