Research shows that exercise has the MOST evidence of ANY available treatment for hip and knee osteoarthritis!

GLA:D®, Good Life with osteoArthritis: 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 Australia shows an average pain reduction of 36%, reduced analgesic consumption, reduction in perceived need for surgery, and clinically meaningful improvement in joint confidence.

74% of those who desired surgery prior to completing the GLA:D®  program had not undergone surgery and no longer desired surgery at 12 months.

Claim from your Private Health Fund.

Book a GLA:D Assessment →
GLAD Good Life with osteoArthritis
sports woman running at beach

Is your hip or knee pain so bad that you are considering surgery? Try GLA:D® First.

Education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities, ensuring participants develop skills to self-manage their osteoarthritis. By strengthening and improving confidence with exercise, participants develop better capacity to become or stay active, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.

  • Initial Assessment with a Physio
  • 6 week program (2 classes per week for 6 weeks) or 12-week program (recommended! 2 classes per week for 12 weeks), taught by GLA:D® trained physios and exercise physiologists
  • 2 free Education Sessions – teaching you about osteoarthritis and exercise
  • 3 month follow up assessment with a Physio / EP

Join at any time!

Read our insight Osteoarthritis and GLA:D®


GLA:D Australia logo    

Classesview our timetable here

Education Sessions:

  • Session 1: 6 April 2024 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Understanding osteoarthritis and it’s treatment options
  • Session 2: 13 April 2024 1:3pm – 3:30pm – Exercise, diet and self-management of osteoarthritis.

Anyone is welcome to attend these free education sessions, you do not need to be part of program or an existing patient. Bookings are essential.

To book: call us on 6262 9664 or email [email protected]

Tickets to Session 1:

Tickets to Session 2:


Subscribe to our insights.

Stay up to date with what’s new at our practice and the latest scientific research delivered straight to your inbox.

Thanks! Keep an eye on your inbox for updates.

touch icon

Schedule your next visit

Our online booking system allows you to book from a range of services and classes provided through Higher Function. BOOK NOW →
calendar icon

See our timetable

All the classes you know and love. We have classes for all levels – taught by physiotherapists and exercise physiologists. VIEW TIMETABLE →
rebates referrals icon

Referrals & rebates

You do not need a GP referral to see us. We are Primary HealthCare Providers and we are registered with AHPRA/ Medicare. LEARN MORE →