The content of GLA:D® is based on the latest scientific evidence as well as information from researchers, clinical experts and patients. GLA:D® transforms recommendations from national and international clinical guidelines into a structured course of treatment. It consists of patient education and exercise as well as data registration of the course in a national GLA:D® register.
The basic principle of GLA:D® is help-to-help-yourself. The aim is for you to have less pain and better functioning after the GLA:D® course, together with a better understanding of your pain and of what you can do yourself to improve your everyday life.
GLA:D® is developed at the University of Southern Denmark for both knee, hip and low back patients. GLA:D® for Knee and Hip was established in 2013 by Ewa Roos and Søren Skou. GLA:D® Back was established by Alice Kongsted, Per Kjær, Jan Hartvigsen and Inge Ris in 2017.