GLA:D®, Good Life with osteoArthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms.
Research from the GLA:D® program in Australia shows an average pain reduction of 36%, reduced analgesic consumption, reduction in perceived need for surgery, and clinically meaningful improvement in joint confidence.
Jessica is the director of Botanic Health Services, who followed her passion for holistic health care in 2021 when founding Botanic Health Services.
Jessica has over 10 years of experience in the industry, with her qualifications providing her a wealth of knowledge in general and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Jessica is actively involved in athletics as an athlete as well as in supporting runners to achieve optimal performance.
Throughout Jessica’s time consulting, she has developed a special interest in osteoarthritis, where she runs the GLA:D® hip and knee osteoarthritis program.
Jessica also has a special interest in injury prevention, exercise prescription, and back pain management.
Our senior physiotherapist Donny boasts over 10 years of experience where he has developed his skills and explored leadership roles.
Donny has been the head physiotherapist for South Adelaide Football Club and North Adelaide Football Club, as well as having been the U18 South Australian Basketball Physiotherapist.
His experience has allowed him to expand his skill set to diagnose and treat Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and offer a range of other services.
Donny has a special interest in lower limb rehabilitation and return to sport injuries, and offers dry needling, individualised exercise programs and also runs our balance assessments.
Lucy graduated from her undergraduate degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology with Honours. Lucy has a keen interest in exercise and sport, being involved in netball and Australian rules football for a number of years as well as regular running and strength training. Lucy believes exercise is an integral part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle – and there is something for everyone!
Lucy’s interests lie particularly in the areas of exercise for cancer management, metabolic health, general muscle and joint pain, and overall weight management. Lucy believes that exercise does not have to be a daunting thing and through education and gradual progressions, exercise can improve one’s life in various ways. Using best evidence-based practice, Lucy aims to work with her patients to prescribe an appropriate and individually tailored program to target their needs. She takes a holistic approach to all of her patients, knowing that no two patients are the same.