GLA:D for osteoarthritis

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GLA:D is a treatment program for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis. Do you want to follow this program? We are happy to help you. Contact us or schedule an appointment online!

Questions about this treatment? Please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to assist you.

Osteoarthritis is a common condition in the Netherlands and has a major impact on daily life. Osteoarthritis affects the entire joint, but the cartilage is particularly affected. This is a natural shock absorber in our body that helps the joints move smoothly. When someone has osteoarthritis, the cartilage begins to break down over time. If this happens, it can cause pain, stiffness and difficulty moving. This is often accompanied by a feeling of instability and/or difficulty with, for example, squatting and climbing stairs.

If you have these complaints, GLA: D can be a solution for you. GLA:D stands for Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark and is a treatment program for people with osteoarthritis hip and knee osteoarthritis. This successful program was developed at university in Denmark and is now spreading across physiotherapy practices in the Netherlands.

GLA:D treatment program

It consists of information and an exercise program. During the exercise program you will work on strengthening the muscles around the hip and knee, but you will also work on mobility. You do this in a group together with your physiotherapist, and the exercises are of course tailored to your fitness level. The aim of this is to improve the quality of life and postpone or even completely avoid surgery.

At Fysi, our practices are affiliated with the GLA:D network:

At Fysi in Tilburg we specialize in this type of treatment. Our goal is to ensure that you experience less pain through a tailor-made process. We are happy to help you! Take Contact with us or schedule an appointment directly online.

Questions about this treatment method?

Please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to assist you!