GLA:D® steht für Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark und wurde 2013 in Dänemark eingeführt mit dem Ziel, internationale Best Practice Richtlinien in der Praxis umzusetzen.
GLA:D® Rücken wurde 2018 an der Universität von Süddänemark in Zusammenarbeit von Forschern, Patienten und Klinikern entwickelt.
Verantwortlich für GLA:D® Dänemark sind Jan Hartvigsen und Inge Ris Hansen.
Professor of Clinical Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Research, University of Southern Denmark
Verantwortlicher GLA:D® Back Denmark
«I have been involved in research for many years, but research alone does not change clinical practice. So I became involved in GLA:D® Back because I wanted to be part of the paradigm shift away from reliance on medication and passive therapies. Guidelines everywhere now recommend that people with persistent or recurrent back pain should remain physically active and receive education about why they have pain and how to deal with pain in their daily lives. So far, GLA:D® Back has helped thousands of patients achieve better function and enabled them to live better lives. They also consume less pain medication and have confidence in their back. 8 out of 10 people are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the program, and clinicians consistently report that the program gives them confidence that they deliver evidence-based care for their patients.»
Inge Ris Hansen
Teaching Assistant Professor
Projektleiterin GLA:D® Denmark
«Most clinicians are familiar with research-based and guideline recommendations for low back pain patients, but find it challenging to implement these and change daily practice and routines. We developed a ready-to-deliver programme based upon research and guideline recommendations to help clinicians deliver best practice for patients with recurrent back pain problems: GLA:D Back. The programme was developed with input from international researchers, clinicians and patients to assure its feasibility for all involved. The GLA:D Back research is not only focused on effectiveness but also on implementation mechanisms. The data delivered by clinicians delivering and patients participating in GLA:D Back contribute to the ongoing development of best care for low back pain patients and is fed back into GLA:D Back. Overall, GLA:D Back is very well received by clinicians. We know now that themes as the gain of using the programme, buying in on the programme, practicalities and clinicians attitudes are essential factors to address to facilitate the implementation. This helps us to improve the GLA:D Back, and to support clinicians to help their patients.»
GLA:D™ wurde 2016 erfolgreich in Australien eingeführt.
«GLA:D™ Australia began in November 2016, after being inspired by the fantastic outcomes seen in the GLA:D™ program in Denmark. GLA:D™ Australia is led by Prof Kay Crossley, Dr Christian Barton and Dr Joanne Kemp of Latrobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne. Since its inception, GLA:D™ Australia has trained over 700 physiotherapists, and is now provided in 160+ clinics in all states of Australia. Over 2000 Australians with knee and hip OA have now received best practice treatment through the GLA:D™ program.»
GLA:D™ wurde 2015 erfolgreich in Kanada eingeführt.
«The GLA:D™ Canada program has been implemented in clinics from the east to the west coast of Canada where it is reducing the symptoms and increasing the quality of life for patients in large and small communities.»
«I found the GLA:D™ Canada exercise program to be so helpful in terms of understanding what stretches and strengthening exercises were best for me to alleviate my pain and stay physically active. The GLAD™ program empowers clients to practice ongoing exercise and self-care after the program is over.»
«I’m excited to be part of GLA:D™ Canada. With 25 years of experience as a physiotherapist, I know many osteoarthritic patients are looking for conservative non-surgical treatment options. This is the first time I am able to offer an evidence-based education and supervised exercise program that yields real results. We teach our patients how to self-manage their osteoarthritic symptoms and many, as a result, experience a reduction in pain intensity and an increase in their physical activity levels. We witness patients moving with greater confidence and less fear. Recently I worked with a client who was in tears as she was doing her step exercise. I asked what was wrong, she exclaimed with a smile: This is the first time I’ve been able climb stairs in years.»