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Physiotherapist led first line evidence based treatment for knee and/or hip osteoarthritis

This education and exercise program reflects the latest evidence in osteoarthritis (OA) research. The program can delay or prevent surgical intervention and help you with long term favourable outcomes in both pain and function.

What is involved?

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


  • Initial and review appointments booked individually
  • Group education sessions (2 x 1 hour) online : Wed evening 6pm
  • Group exercise sessions (2 x 1 hour per week for 6 weeks): Mon 12-1pm & Thurs 2-3pm


  • $564 per person for the x2 online education and x12 exercise sessions
  • Initial and review appointments paid separately
  • Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates available

3 programs to run throughout the year commencing in April, July and October depending on demand

For more information about the program download the GLA:D flyer