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GLA:D Osteoarthritis Management in the News

Dr Christian Barton speaks to channel 7 regarding the latest in OA management.

The latest research shows us that a combined early intervention of education, exercise and weight control is recommended both nationally and internationally as first line treatment for the management of hip and knee Osteoarthritis.

GLA:D®, 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.

Research from the GLA:D® program in Denmark shows symptom progression reduces by 32%.


The GLA:D 6 week exercise program is centred around education and neuromuscular retraining. Neuromuscular retraining aims to improve the ability to generate an optimal muscle firing pattern, to increase dynamic joint stability and to re-learn movement patterns and skills necessary during activities of daily living. Research shows that this will lead to a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.

PROmotion's Graeme is one of the 400 physiotherapists in Australia trained in the GLA:D Osteoarthritis management program. 

If you or someone you know is suffering with pain or a reduction in function from hip or knee osteoarthritis - book in today to use movement as your medicine!