Osteoarthritis Exercise Classes Led By Physiotherapists in Canberra

Back In Strength is happy to offer the GLA:D program for those who have osteoarthritis in their hip and/or knee.

What is the GLA:D® Program?

GLA:D® is a research-based exercise and education program designed to help reduce the symptoms of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis. Through exercise and education, the program helps people with OA become stronger, feel more confident to be active and understand how to manage their condition. Research from GLA:D® has found the program can reduce symptom progression by 32%. It can also lead to less pain and reduced use of joint related pain killers.

Before joining this program you will need to book in for the initial sessions, where suitability for the GLA:D program will be determined. Alternative programs may be discussed.

Inclusions & what to Expect From a GLA:D Program Class

Included in the Program:

  • An initial session
  • 2 free education sessions
  • 6 weeks of supervised exercise twice a week
  • A follow up sessions at 3 months to assess your improvement
  • Run by a physiotherapist

An initial session allows you to have a better understanding of the program and helps you find out more about your current functional ability. The two education sessions teach you about Osteoarthritis, how exercise improves joint stability, and how to keep improved joint stability outside of the program.

Common Conditions: Osteoarthritis of the Knee and/or hip

Looking to Make an Appointment?

Booking either an appointment is the most convenient way to lock in the practitioner & time you want. Need assistance? Give us a call, Back in Strength is here to help!

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Kevin KeeffeKevin Keeffe
03:40 06 Dec 23
A careful planning process with the client to develop a small class clinical pilates program, with great and careful supervision from Brie. Good equipment and plenty of room in the studio in Deakin
Diana GrangerDiana Granger
14:25 14 Jul 23
Guinea GoldGuinea Gold
22:19 25 Oct 21
Jean was amazing! Friendly, evidence-based and positive. First went to see her when I was in huge pain and facing surgery. She took the time to work out how to reduce my pain and started me on a program to treat my injury. Several months later - no pain, no weakness and no need for surgery. Highly recommended!
Joe HatchJoe Hatch
02:08 11 Aug 21
Lovely staff and very helpful advice and rehab help
Tracie WilliamsTracie Williams
11:15 28 Jul 21
First time goer and not the last! Hamish spent time hearing about my injury and a doable plan was made for me. The app they use lets me remember what exercises I have to do and the ability to touch base during visits using the app keeps myself and Hamish on the same page. Strongly recommend Back In Strength.
Louise BresnahanLouise Bresnahan
22:51 24 Jun 21
The best physio practice in Canberra!Everyone is so friendly and professional and l thoroughly enjoy my Pilates classes. One on one treatment sessions are very be beneficial too.I've recommended them a few times on a couple of fb groups I'm in and others have seconded the recommendation.Definitely the best at what they do.
Jan BakerJan Baker
02:26 10 Aug 20
I have found Back in Strength to be very professional. After looking in other places, my neurosurgeon recommended Back in Strength to me after spinal fusion surgery. The treatment was tailored to my personal needs and explanations were made clear. It was a one-to-one experience which was followed up with home exercise., which could be digitally monitored.
Lisa ColquhounLisa Colquhoun
09:21 13 Jun 19
I have been attending Back in Strength for 5 years. I started Clinical Pilates, for a back condition, with Anne, then Jo and now Maeve, all who provide a professional approach to rehab. Working with me, they have developed and supervised an exercise program designed for my condition, with regular reviews and updating. Their knowledge and holistic approach has enabled me to improve strength, endurance, standing and sitting tolerances. I continue to attend weekly and cannot imagine otherwise. Highly recommend.
Melinda KouparitsasMelinda Kouparitsas
01:40 13 Jun 19
The Back-in-Strength Physios are amazing, I have been going to them for four years after some major injuries and extensive back surgery. They helped with my rehab and now I choose to continue with weekly clinical Pilates classes and live a pain free life. I have had classes with many of the physios and would recommend them all - currently with the awesome Maeve.