Your joints will thank you

See how physical therapy supports joint health and plays a crucial role in living well with a bleeding disorder.1

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Getting comfy with physical therapy

Swelling and pain in the joints such as knees, ankles, and elbows could be a symptom of hemophilia. Physical therapy can provide relief and help reduce future joint issues.1

3 fast facts on physical therapy and bleeding disorders1

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It can help restore muscles and joints after injury

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It’s known to help reduce pain and preserve joint function

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It can also be critical to everyday and post- surgery care

What do physical therapists do?

Physical therapists tailor treatment plans around your own unique condition, age, needs, and interests.

As part of their care, they may1:

  • Suggest certain exercises to help regain lost strength and motion
  • Advise on which sports and activities can keep you in shape
  • Teach you how to move without putting too much pressure on your joints
  • Adjust your care plan regularly as you progress

Anyone with a bleeding disorder should see a physical therapist at least once a year.1

Physical therapist guiding her patient during physical therapy.

Despite the great medications out there, you still have to keep your muscles strong.

-Lisa, Takeda Community education specialist

Keep exploring

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  1. Hemophilia of Georgia. Physical therapy and exercise. The Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease & Platelet Disorders Handbook. Accessed February 11, 2023.