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    How can a physiotherapist assist a haemophiliac?

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  • Ryan Kennedy

    Physiotherapist

    I graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2007. I returned home to Canada in 2008 and worked as a physiotherapist until returning to Australia. … View Profile

    Hemophilia is a genetic disorder with the blood. A physiotherapist would be able to educate the patient on an exercise prescription in order to maintain general fitness and general health, without putting too much strain on the body. A general exercise program under the guidance of a physio, and basically education, saying that it is safe to exercise within a safe and tolerable level that is not going to cause too much trauma on the knees and joints.

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