GLA:D® Program

Best first-line treatment for hip & knee osteoarthritis

Mead Physio Group is excited to announce our official certification and commencement of the world-recognised GLA:D® Program - simple, cost effective and non-invasive treatment for hip and/or knee osteoarthritis.

Suitable for all individuals who experience any hip and/or knee pain or symptoms of osteoarthritis, regardless of severity.


GLA:D® is an education and exercise program designed to help reduce the symptoms of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis. It is offered world-wide and has the strongest supporting research evidence of its effectiveness.


There are 2 education sessions and 12 supervised exercise sessions over 6 weeks. Each session runs for approx. 60 minutes and are run by our Mead Physio clinicians who have been trained by GLA:D® Australia.

2x education sessions

Part A and Part B cover the science behind arthritis, and how to manage your arthritis, respectively. These sessions are run at Exercise Right & Rehab each Wednesday evening 5-6pm.Entry is FREE.
Bookings are essential

12x exercise sessions

You will take part in a total of 12 exercise sessions over 6 weeks. The GLA:D® exercises are a set of 10 exercises, plus warm-up and cool-down, aimed at improving the strength and function around your hips and knees. Sessions are conducted in small groups of 4-6 people.

Osteoarthritis Treatment Pyramid

First line treatment: Educating patients about osteoarthritis, supervised exercise therapy, and weight management.
First + second line treatment: Supplementing primary treatments with medications, passive therapies like TENS and manual therapy, braces, shoe inserts, walking aids, and injections.

First, second + third line treatment: Surgery is reserved for cases where primary and secondary treatments are ineffective. However, most individuals can manage osteoarthritis symptoms without surgery.

How can I be a part of the GLA:D® Program?

To take part in this program, you can be referred by your doctor or you can refer yourself. You will need to book and pay for an initial assessment with a GLA:D® accredited Mead therapist to establish your fitness level and goals before your program commences.



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