• Knee or hip pain stopping you from doing the things you love?
  • Been told you will have to have a knee or hip replacement but that you are too young to have it yet?
  • Scared to play sport, join an exercise class for fear of making your joints worse?
Don’t give up hope. There is a proven treatment you can try.

All GLA:D Classes are held at our Burleigh Heads Physio Clinic

GLA:D®, Good Life with osteoArthritis: from Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
We are now running GLA: D at Burleigh. If you have OA in your knees and or hips, you can start.

Benefits of our GLA:D Classes:

  • Research from the GLA:D® program in Australia shows an average pain reduction of 36%, reduced analgesic consumption, reduction in perceived need for surgery, and clinically meaningful improvement in joint confidence.

GLA:D® Education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities, ensuring participants develop skills to self-manage their osteoarthritis. By strengthening and improving confidence with exercise, participants develop better capacity to become or stay active, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.

The Process for Joining GLA:D Classes

  • Book a 30 min appointment with our Physio Christina – in this appointment you’ll tell her about your goals for the program and she’ll assess you to see what your baseline joint range, strength and functional limitations are.
  • Then you’ll join the exercise class but you’ll be given exercises specifically for your current level.
  • These classes will be run 2 x/week for 6 weeks.
  • There’s also a 1-hour education session.

Class Times

Please contact us for further information (also below) or to book.

Conditions GLA:D Classes for Osteoarthritis can help with

  • Back pain
  • Lack of confidence with walking outside
  • Poor balance
  • Gait problems
  • Poor strength in upper and lower limbs

What to Expect

  • 50 minute classes run like a circuit class with 5-7 participants (modified for now due to COVID)

What to Bring

H2O, comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes. If you are diabetic, we ask that you know your blood sugar level before coming to class and bring your monitor.
you have private health insurance or a DVA gold card you may be able to claim a rebate from your health care provider for Group Exercise Physiology. Please check with your insurer.
have HICAPS onsite for immediate claiming.

Our GLA:D Classes for Osteoarthritis Gurus

Luke Skillington


This service is available at the following locations

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