Services The GLA:D® Program

The GLA:D® Program

Our trained physiotherapists can help improve hip and knee osteoarthritis symptoms with an evidence-based program designed to reduce pain, improve strength and help you move more confidently.

The program is fully covered for eligible members* when delivered at an HBF Physio clinic.

The GLA:D® Program is available at all HBF Physio clinics.

No gap initial consult*

Eligible HBF members get a no gap initial general consult* with one of our physiotherapists.

*For eligible HBF members with physiotherapy extras at HBF Physio. Offer covers an initial general consultation. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Limit of one per person per calendar year. Waiting periods and other exclusions apply. View the full Terms & Conditions here.

The GLA:D® Program involves:

  1. An initial appointment to explain the program and measure your current functional ability
  2. Two education sessions that teach you about osteoarthritis, its risk factors, treatment options and self-management strategies
  3. Group exercise sessions twice a week for six weeks to improve your control of the joint, your confidence in the joint and your strength
  4. A review at three months to discuss your progress and goals and re-measure your functional ability
  5. Completion of a questionnaire on registration with the program, and then again at three and 12 months after registration to measure changes in areas such as pain, function, quality of life, and medication use

*The GLA:D program is fully covered for eligible members who hold eligible hospital covers. Members may participate in the program once per lifetime. Waiting periods and other terms and conditions may apply.

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