On 29 November 2018 the second edition of “Happy 1/2 Hour with an Expert in Haemophilia Care” took place. We had invited Mr Piet de Kleijn from Van Creveldkliniek in Utrecht, the Netherlands to chat with our participants about the physiotherapy for people who have haemophilia with inhibitors.

To start with Mr de Kleijn explained, how haemophilia (with inhibitors) is viewed through the lens on International Classification of Functioning (ICF) and how that is related to the work he is doing. What are the Acute_and_Chronic_Situations_through_ICF?

The discussion proceeded to the Orthopaedic_surgery_and_physiotherapy. What to do to prepare and how to recover? The general rule is: better in, better out. But it cannot be applied to all the situations in case of haemophilia with inhibitors.

In theory we all know that for people with haemophilia it is crucial to exercise, to build up the muscle strength and protect joints.  But in the whirlwind of our daily lives it is not always easy! Find out the key to fun exercising and complianceExercise_and_compliance_to_it!

Finally, what about Prevention_of_injuries? It turns out that a good knowledge of one’s limits, healthy joints and a very regular monitoring is the key!


Mr de Kleijn has kindly provided us with further reading as well: Physiotherapy management in haemopilia.

We send a million thanks to Mr de Kleijn for the lovely and very educational chat!

Read Piet’s bio