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Best first line treatment for hip and knee osteoarthritisGLA:D (Good life with osteoArthritis: Denmark), is an evidence based education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark and adapted for use in Australia for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis. You will work on strengthening your body, as well as learning to move correctly and manage symptoms.
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The program consists of:
2 education sessions
12 supervised exercise sessions performed over 6 weeks
A follow up consult at the 3 month mark to re assessment outcome measures

Researchers of GLA:D found patients had:
  • improved joint confidence
  • reduced pain 
  • improved quality of life
  • less sick leave
  • were less likely to feel the need for surgery. 



Physical Therapy Session
  • Our Rehab focusses on addressing a specific problem. 
  • Your physio will tailor treatment depending on your injury or condition, and track progress over the duration of your rehab block. We will always prioritise rehab exercises performed under supervision, along with other physio treatment where required
  • This takes the guess work out of performing exercises at home, and will keep you on track and performing exercise safely. 
  • Rehab is performed over a 3 week, or 6 week block depending on your needs. If rehab needs to continue for longer as is required for certain surgeries for example,  we will tailor your approach moving forward. 

Common injuries for our rehab bundle

Weight Training
  • Shoulder issues
    - post surgery
    - rotator cuff injuries
    - instability/dislocation
  • Knee problems
     - ACL tear (pre + post operative)
     - medial + lateral ligament tear
     - kneecap pain/anterior knee pain
  • Back pain
     - long term low back pain
     - chronic neck pain
  • Ankle instability
     - ongoing ankle problems following an acute ankle injury
     - both acute (within last 6 weeks) and longer term problems


How do I get started with Rehab?
Simply book an initial physiotherapy appointment in order to get a comprehensive assessment done, prior to starting your rehab. 

Do I need a referral?
No. We accept all clients for rehab. 

Does TAC and worksafe cover rehab services?

Do you accept EPC/(now GPMP) care plans?
Yes. You need a referral from your GP for physiotherapy under any care plan. Please bring the documentation with you so that we can make the claim on the spot!
Can I claim rehab with private health insurance?
Yes! If you have physio extras cover we can swipe your card for on the spot claiming! If you don't have your card that fine too - we will take payment in full and give you an invoice that can be easily claimed through your health insurance provider. 

What should I wear? 
Wearing comfortable and loose clothing is best, in order to move well and freely during exercise

Do I need a water bottle and towel?
Yes please, it is preferable that you bring a small towel and drink bottle with you. 
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