GLAD Program at Bounce

Are you sick and tired of suffering day to day with the aches and pains of arthritic joints?

Do you want to take charge of your health and bounce back into the best years of your life?

If this sounds like you then the GLAD program may be the perfect solution for you!

What is GLAD (GLA:D)?

Other than being Glad to see us, GLAD stands for Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark. This program is a researched and evidence-based program for management and treatment of Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and/or knee.

OA is an extremely common condition that causes pain and disability in almost 1 in 10 Australians. In Australia it is often managed with surgery and medication, however the GLAD program offers a better way.

GLAD is a program of exercise and education, which has been shown to reduce the progression of OA symptoms by 32%, as well as reducing pain, reliance on painkillers, and less time off work. 

Along with education and exercise classes, the GLAD program is designed to be applied to your daily life, correcting your movements patterns and functional strength, further reducing symptoms and disability.

But what IS the GLAD Program?

The GLAD program runs for 8 weeks, and is lead by a GLAD qualified physiotherapist. The aim is to build stability of the joints, functional strength, improve movement patterns, and improve symptoms.

The program involves:

  1. An Initial Appointment - during which the physiotherapist will gather information and develop a baseline to work from, as well as explain in detail the contents of the program and expectations.
  2. Two Education Sessions - where the physiotherapist will teach you all about Osteoarthritis, how the GLAD program will benefit you, and what to do following the 8-week program.
  3. Two Group Classes per week for 6 weeks - where you will build strength and improve control and loading of the joints.
  4. Final Assessment - the physiotherapist will compare your final results to your baseline assessment to see how well you have progressed through the program.

Who can join the GLAD Program?

GLA:D® Australia is a program for anyone suffering from hip and/or knee pain associated with Osteoarthritis.

You may not be eligible to participate in the GLA:D® Australia program if you have -

  • Other sources of knee pain including; tumor, inflammatory joint disease, result of hip fracture, soft tissue or connective tissue problems
  • Inflammatory conditions that are more pronounced than osteoarthritis problems (for example chronic generalized pain or fibromyalgia)
  • are not able to understand English

If this sounds like you, don’t worry! We do offer many other options where you can still achieve your goals.


How does the GLAD Program work at Bounce & do I need a referral?

You can join our GLAD program at any time and there is no need for a referral from your GP, although if you do, you may be eligible for some Medicare rebates.


Who are your GLAD qualified physiotherapists at Bounce?

1. Jordan Coleman at Rowville

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Jordan has a passion in sporting injuries, rooted in his own personal experience of high level sport, as well as treatment of cervico-genic headaches, rehabilitation of spinal and other musculoskeletal injuries.


2. Meagan Carrington at Blackburn & North Ringwood


Meagan likes to combine her love for sport, dance, and health to provide the best care and treatment experience for all of her patients. Meagan aims to empower her patients to take a leading role in their treatment and rehabilitation process and assist them in achieving their goals.


3. Katelyn Carter at Rowville and North Ringwood

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Katelyn thoroughly enjoys being involved with sporting clubs and is currently working with the Nunawading Football Club and Knox Gymnastics and has had over 12 years of experience working with EFL/VFL/AFL teams.


4. Jesse Pardo at Blackburn

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Jesse is an experienced private practice physiotherapist with also a Biomedicine Qualification. He is currently consulting at Bounce Health Group Blackburn and is team Physiotherapist for "Melbourne Ice" in the Australian Ice Hockey League.


How do I book?

You can book your initial appointment online now or by calling reception on 1300 855 442.


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