GLA:D™ Osteoarthritis Program

GLA:DTM, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. 
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About GLA:D™

GLA:D Australia training consists of:

  • A first appointment explaining the program and collecting data on your current functional ability
  • Two education sessions which teach you about osteoarthritis, how the GLA:D Australia exercises improve joint stability, and how to retain this improved joint stability outside of the program
  • Group neuromuscular exercise training sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve muscle control of the joint which leads to reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life

GLA:D Australia is run in private, public, and hospital physiotherapy clinics. The cost of the program can vary depending on location and size of the group. Please discuss this with your physiotherapist. You do not need a referral from your doctor, however you may be eligible for a rebate from Medicare for some of the cost of the program, if deemed appropriate by your GP.

Reduce Pain

Improved Quality of Life

Reduced Use of Joint-related Pain Medication

Increased Physical Activity

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Morning8:30am
GLA:D/ Pre-arthroplasty with Ned
 11:15am
GLA:D/ Pre-arthroplasty with Ned
  
Afternoon12pm
GLA:D/ Pre-arthroplasty with Jenny
  1pm
GLA:D/ Pre-arthroplasty with Jackie
12pm
GLA:D/ Pre-arthroplasty with Jenny
 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Afternoon1:30pm
GLA:D/ Pre-arthroplasty with Andrew
  

 1:30pm
GLA:D/ Pre-arthroplasty with Margaret

 

Service Location

  • Stepney Healthcare Hub
  • Morphett Vale

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Adelaide Hydrotherapy, 11a Welland Avenue, Welland SA 5007

Overview

Our physiotherapists Nicola Glen, Jenny Roberts and Tenille Schammer offer hydrotherapy sessions weekly at Adelaide Hydrotherapy, Welland.

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Mitcham Rehab 9 Princes Road, Kingswood SA 5062

Overview

Our APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist Anita Bruce and Podiatrists Carlie Altmann and Jarrod Hales are available weekly at Mitcham Rehab.

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by appointment

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sportsmed 59 Ocean Street Victor Harbor SA 5211

Overview

Our orthopaedic surgeons provide regular consultation services at Victor Harbor. The surgeon currently consulting in Victor Harbor is Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand Surgeon Dr Domenic Leonello. Dr Leonello has extensive experience in providing our patients with the best possible orthopaedic care and treatment, with a focus on long-term outcomes.

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St Agnes Specialist Centre 1251 North East Road Ridgehaven SA 5097

Overview

Our Hip and Knee Surgeon Dr Adrian Bauze consults weekly at the St Agnes Specialist Centre. Dr Bauze specialises in preventative care, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of ailments, injuries and conditions including bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve and arthritis pain of the hip and knee.

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Northcare Physio 192 Park Terrace Salisbury Plain SA 5109

Overview

Our Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Adrian Bauze consults at Northcare Physio in Salisbury Plain every Wednesday with appointments available for urgent enquiries. Dr Bauze is a hip and knee specialist.

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The Chiropractic Works 4/48 Main Road Normanville SA 5204

Overview

Our Podiatrists Bryce Woolard and Ambrose Willoughby are available weekly at The Chiropractic Works in Normanville. Bryce consults every Thursday, while Ambrose consults every Monday and Tuesday.

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sportsmed 2 Buronga Avenue Mount Gambier SA 5290

Overview

Consultation services are offered fortnightly at Mt Gambier by Dr Domenic Leonello (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon), Dr Tony Spriggins (Hip and Knee Surgeon), Dr Rob Wallace (Hip and Knee Surgeon) and Dr Nick Wallwork (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon).

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Summit Health Centre 85 Wellington Road Mount Barker SA 5251

Overview

Our Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist Surgeon Dr Justin Alexander consults regularly in Mt Barker at Summit Health Centre, providing a convenient service for patients in the Adelaide Hills region.

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Advantage Health Group 53 Eighth Street Mildura Victoria 3500

Overview

Our Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Shahram Shahrokhi and Dr Tony Spriggins consult at the Advantage Health Group in Mildura, Victoria. Dr Shahrokhi consults every fortnight with appointments available for urgent enquiries and specialises in the shoulder, hip and knee. Hip and Knee Surgeon Dr Spriggins consults monthly.

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Goolwa Medical Centre 9 Crocker Street Goolwa SA 5214

Overview

Our Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Domenic Leonello and Dr Claire Bolton currently consult at the Goolwa Medical Centre, monthly on a Monday. Dr Leonello is a Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon with extensive experience in providing our patients with the best possible orthopaedic care and treatment. Knee and Hip Surgeon Dr Claire Bolton specialises in sports knee injuries, ACL reconstruction, hip and knee replacements and lower limb trauma.

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8 Parap Place Parap Northern Territory 0820

Overview

Our orthopaedic surgeons have consulted and operated in Darwin since 2004, offering world-leading and outstanding quality of care. They currently consult from the rooms of Territory Sportsmedicine at Parap as well as offering telehealth services to patients remotely.

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Broken Hill Base Hospital 176 Thomas Street Broken Hill NSW 2990

Overview

Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon Dr Justin Alexander consults with public patients in regional New South Wales at the Broken Hill Base Hospital.

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sportsmed 225 Military Road, Henley Beach SA 5022

Overview

Henley Beach is a specialist healthcare clinic consisting of physiotherapists, podiatrists, massage therapists and orthopaedic surgeons. Our Henley Beach team offer patients access to world-leading and modern healthcare in their local community.

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sportsmed 344 Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood SA 5051

Overview

Blackwood is a specialist healthcare clinic featuring physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise physiology and massage services. Our Blackwood team offer patients access to world-leading and modern healthcare in their local community.

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sportsmed 118-120 Main South Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162

Overview

Our Morphett Vale team offer patients access to world-leading and innovative healthcare services in their local community.

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sportsmed 32 Payneham Road, Stepney SA 5069

Overview

Stepney is a state-of-the-art healthcare hub featuring a range of services and facilities, including South Australia’s only purpose-built orthopaedic hospital, two specialist clinics, sports doctors and general practitioners, allied health services including physiotherapy, massage, exercise physiology and podiatry, a gym, a clinical pilates studio, a pathology centre, radiology suite, pharmacy and onsite café.

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Meet our GLA:D™ Physiotherapists

 
Jackie Lee
Inpatient Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Ned Pontifex
Sports, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, MACP
Blackwood, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Jenny Roberts
Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Margaret Tidswell
Physiotherapist
Morphett Vale
 
Andrew Webber
APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub, Morphett Vale
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Can I participate in GLA:D™ Australia?

GLA:D Australia is a program for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity.

You may not be able to participate in the GLA:D Australia program if:

  • You have other reasons for your hip and/or knee pain, including tumour, inflammatory joint disease, result of hip fracture, soft tissue or connective tissue problems
  • You have other symptoms that are more pronounced than the osteoarthritis problems (for example chronic generalised pain or fibromyalgia).

Cost

The total cost of the program is $490, however if you have private health insurance you may be covered for a percentage of the cost. We recommend you check with your private health provider to know exactly what you are entitled to for the program and the gap you may be expected to pay.

You may also be eligible for a rebate from Medicare for some of the cost of the program, if deemed appropriate by your GP. A GP referral is not required to participate in the program.

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