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As an active retiree on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, maintaining an active and fulfilling lifestyle is undoubtedly a top priority for you. However, many individuals may experience the discomfort and limitations associated with arthritis. At Sunshine Coast Health Services, we are proud to introduce the GLA:D Arthritis Program, a groundbreaking initiative designed to empower people with the tools to manage arthritis and live their lives to the fullest. In this blog post, we will explore the remarkable benefits of the GLA:D Arthritis Program.

  1. Targeted Approach for Active Retirees:  The GLA:D Arthritis Program has been developed by leading experts in arthritis management. The program focuses on improving hip and knee joint function and reducing pain to enhance overall mobility. At Sunshine Coast Health Services, we ensure that retirees can continue to enjoy the activities they love without arthritis becoming a hindrance.
  2. Evidence-Based Exercise Protocols: The GLA:D Arthritis Program incorporates evidence-based exercise protocols tailored to the needs of older adults. These protocols are designed to improve muscle strength, joint stability, and flexibility, all of which are vital for managing arthritis and reducing pain. Through a combination of resistance training, aerobic exercises, and targeted movements, participants in the program can experience significant improvements in joint mobility, allowing them to maintain an active lifestyle on the Sunshine Coast.
  3. Individualized Treatment Plans: At Sunshine Coast Health Services, we understand that each person’s experience with arthritis is unique. The GLA:D Arthritis Program takes this into account and provides individualized treatment plans for every participant. Our skilled and compassionate GLA:D practitioners will conduct comprehensive assessments to determine the specific needs and goals of each participant. This personalized approach ensures that the program is tailored to address the specific challenges and preferences of active retirees, optimizing outcomes and overall satisfaction.
  4. Education and Self-Management: Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to managing arthritis effectively. The GLA:D Arthritis Program places a strong emphasis on education and self-management strategies. Participants will receive valuable insights and practical advice on topics such as joint protection, pain management techniques, and lifestyle modifications. By equipping retirees with the knowledge and tools to take control of their arthritis, Sunshine Coast Health Services empowers them to lead active, independent, and fulfilling lives.
  5. Supportive Community and Expert Guidance: One of the most significant advantages of participating in the GLA:D Arthritis Program at Sunshine Coast Health Services is the opportunity to be part of a supportive community. Engaging with peers who share similar challenges can be tremendously motivating and empowering. Additionally, our team of GLA:D practitioners will provide expert guidance and ongoing support throughout the program, ensuring that you feel comfortable and confident in your journey toward better joint health.


Arthritis should never be a barrier to an active and enjoyable retirement. The GLA:D Arthritis Program at Sunshine Coast Health Services offers active retirees on the Sunshine Coast a unique opportunity to manage arthritis effectively, regain mobility, and rediscover the joy of an active lifestyle. By combining evidence-based exercise protocols, individualized treatment plans, education, and a supportive community, this program is specifically designed to enhance the lives of people who currently have hip or knee pain. Join us at Sunshine Coast Health Services, and let us help you take control of your arthritis, enabling you to live life to the fullest.


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