GLA:D 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 shows symptom progression reduces by 32%.Other outcomes include less pain, reduced use of joint related pain killers, and less people on sick leave.

This program is unique in that the education and exercises 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.

To read more about GLA:D and the supporting research, click here to visit their page. 

Our GLA:D exercise and education classes are run by Deirdre Tempany.

Deirdre is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a Masters degrees in Manual Therapy from the University of Western Australia. She obtained her initial Physiotherapy degree from Trinity College, Dublin. Since moving to Australia in 2010 she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, both public and private.

Deirdre has undertaken specialised training with GLA:D Australia in the treatment of Osteoarthritis in hip and knee joints, and is now taking bookings for small, neuromuscular training sessions.