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.

Osteoarthritis is the most common lifestyle disease in people 65 years of age and older, but it can also affect individuals as young as 30. This six-week education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis research and includes feedback from people with osteoarthritis and trainers on what works in the real world to help manage osteoarthritis symptoms.

Please refer to the GLA:D® flyer for more information:  GLA:D® flyer


Exercise Groups (Parkdale)  Tuesdays 10:30am – 11:30am

Fridays 1:30pm-2:30pm

Education Sessions (Parkdale)  Fridays 2.30pm-4:00pm


Exercise groups are run by a Physiotherapist and Allied Health Assistant. These hourly sessions run twice a week for six weeks and focus on improving muscle control around the joint leading to a reduction in symptoms and improved quality of life.

The program also includes two 90 minute education sessions which teach participants about Osteparthritis, how the GLA:D exercises improve joint stability, and how to retain this improved joint stability outside of the program


$10 per session or $5 per session for Health Care Card and Pension Card holders.


Participants are referred by their treating physiotherapist; eligibility generally covers all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee osteoarthritis symptoms, regardless of severity. Participants will need to attend a short pre-group assessment session prior to the first exercise group.

How can I join

For inquiries and bookings, please phone 03 8587 0200