Canberra's original GLA:D® Physiotherapist, Jacqui Couldrick, is at Belconnen PEP!

What is GLA:D® Australia?

GLA:D® 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 Denmark shows symptom progression reduces by 32%.
Other outcomes include a less pain, reduced use of joint related pain killers, and less people on sick leave. GLA:D® participants also reported high levels of satisfaction with the program and increased levels of physical activity 12 months after starting the program.

This program is unique in that the education and exercises provided can be applied to everyday activities. By strengthening and correcting daily movement patterns, participants will train their bodies to move properly, prevent symptom progression and reduce pain.


The GLA:D® Program

Each program includes:

  • Group education session

  • One-on-one assessment

  • Home Exercise Program

  • Follow up appointment with Jacqui after 6 weeks

Patients can choose from 3 program options:

GLA:D® Level 1

  • Home exercise program completed by patient at home x2/week for 6 weeks.

GLA:D® Level 2

  • Home exercise program completed by patient:

    • at home x1/week and

    • at Belconnen PEP clinic with Jacqui x1/week

GLA:D® Level 3

  • Home exercise program completed by patient:

    • At Belconnen PEP clinic with Jacqui x2/week.

To sign up to the GLA:D® ​program contact the Belconnen PEP Admin Team on (02) 6162 0252. 

You'll be GLAD you did!