Hemophilia Physical Therapy

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is a regional center of the National Hemophilia Foundation that provides comprehensive care to patients with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Two physical therapists, with more than 50 years of combined experience, provide care to both adult and pediatric patients. They are part of a comprehensive care team including hematologists, nursing care coordinators, dentists, and social workers.

Treatment for Hemophilia

80 percent of the bleeds that occur in patients with hemophilia are musculoskeletal in origin. A physical therapist helps evaluate the stage of the joint or muscle bleed, and provides care aimed at decreasing pain and swelling and increasing range of motion and strength in the involved area. Physical therapy is instrumental to restoring function and returning to regular daily activities.

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