What is the GLA:D program?

GLA:D® (Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark) 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.

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.


About the sessions held at Arthritis ACT:

Covid19 Update

As the rules around group exercise are being relaxed most land based group exercise programs are recommencing. Please contact us on 1800 011 041 to book you place. If you would like to join our classes but you are still uncertain about attending group classes, please contact us for options we may be able to provide to meet your needs.

  • Twice a week for 6 weeks
  • Small group classes will run on Monday’s, Tuesday’s & Thursday’s
  • There are 14 sessions in total, including two educational sessions teaching you about Osteoarthritis and Exercise
  • Education session 1 and 2 are free for members to come and see what the program is about
  • An initial assessment is required with the Physiotherapist prior to commencing the program.
  • Suitability for the GLA:D Program will be determined at the initial appointment. Alternative programs may be discussed.