Knee and hip osteoarthritis management

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Education and exercise program to manage osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.

What is it?

Education and exercise support for anyone suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. 

Known as GLAD which stands for Good Living with Arthritis in Denmark™, it is a graded neuro-muscular exercise program delivered by appropriately trained physiotherapists.

The program includes:

  • 2 to 3 education sessions
  • 2 group exercise sessions per week, for a total of 6 weeks

Who can use these services?

Anyone with hip or knee osteoarthritis.


$7.50 per session. The cost may be reduced or waived if needed.

Do I need a referral?

64 years and under

No. You do not need a referral to access this service. Self-referrals are accepted.

65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

  • Yes, you need a referral from My Aged Care who will carry out an assessment.
  • A doctor or health professional can refer you to My Aged Care. See 'Make a booking'.


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Make a booking

64 years and under

Call 1300 637 744 (MERRI H).

65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. Tell them you want Merri Health as your preferred provider.

Your doctor or health professional can also complete this online form.

Health professionals

Referrals can be directed to:

Service Access Entrance 2 Level 2, 110 Chifley Drive Preston VIC 3072

Questions can be directed to:

Yashwant Rathi Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Merri Health

This service is funded by the Victorian Government

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My Aged Care is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Visit the Department of Health website for more information.