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