Physiotherapy for people with bleeding disorders
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Physiotherapists are specially trained to treat and educate patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Each patient seen by the Physiotherapist will have different needs and will be assessed and given a tailored treatment program.
When will I be seen?
- You will be seen alongside your consultant and specialist nurse as required depending on individual need.
- Moderate and Severe Haemophilia A and B patients will be seen at a minimum of once a year to complete a joint score.
- If you have a new muscle or joint injury. Please contact the Haemophilia team
- If you have a joint bleed. Please urgently contact the Haemophilia team
What Can a Physiotherapist do to Help You?
- Physiotherapy treatment is paramount in helping individuals prevent, manage and optimally recover from bleeds.
- The physiotherapist can provide an individualised assessment and treatment program to help you return to full function and sport. This is supported by our physiotherapy exercise app – PHYSITRACK
- Provide you with treatment and advice during and following an acute bleeding episode.
- Advise you about which sports and activities are recommended for patients with Haemophilia to help maintain and improve long term health of your joints.
- Providing useful resources via the internet or leaflets
How to contact us
We can be contacted directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where will I be seen?
Depending on where you live, you can be seen at St. George’s Hospital or be referred to your local physiotherapy department.
Useful information leaflets for patients
Links to PDFS
- Early treatment of bleeds
- Sport, exercise and Haemophilia
- Long term management of long term joint pain