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that gets joints moving.

Empowering people with hemophilia to improve joint health by staying active.



Living with hemophilia means joint health is always on your mind. That’s why THE JOINT MOVEMENT uses exercises designed by a physical therapist and workshops to help you protect your joints by setting goals and working out safely no matter your mobility level.

As always, talk to your healthcare provider before starting any physical activity and go at your own pace.

Protect Your Joints: Nearly 80% of bleeds occur in the joints. Protect Your Joints: 67% of joint bleeds occur in the hinge joints. Exercising can improve joing health and reduce joint bleeds


Why Movement Matters


No matter who you are, movement is great for your physical health and wellbeing. But when you’re living with hemophilia, research shows movement may help preserve your joint health and allow you to live a fuller life.

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Strengthening the muscles around joints is one of the best ways to protect joints.

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Movement encourages circulation of synovial fluid, which cushions and lubricates your joints.

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Regular activity can help prevent and relieve joint pain and inflammation.

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Exercise limits cartilage loss and maintains protective tissue around the joints.


connect • learn • set goals

In collaboration with award-winning filmmaker Patrick James Lynch and Believe Limited, these workshops were built to help people living with hemophilia set and achieve their personal goals by focusing on joint health and overall well-being. Led by Community Relations and Education Managers (CoRes), they are a great way to get hands-on knowledge and reset your movement mindset.

During the workshops:

  • Interactive, engaging joint health sessions led by CoRes
  • Hear personal stories from people in the bleeding disorders community
  • Group discussions & individual goal setting

After the workshops:

  • Better understand joint health and activity
  • Feel prepared with questions to ask your doctor
  • Get resources to strive for improved joint health

Sign up now and we’ll reach out with more
information about future workshops

Get Moving

exercises for people with hemophilia

In this series of videos, Peter Aguero, a physical therapist specializing in hemophilia, demonstrates exercises to help people of all mobility levels to safely move more.

Each video highlights one target joint (shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, or ankle) and focuses on warming up, building strength, increasing flexibility, or improving stability in that joint.

Here are a few entry-level exercises to get you started on your Joint Movement journey or to help you warm up before being active. Please talk to your doctor before starting any new physical activity.




Ankle Circles

This simple exercise is a wonderful way to warm up your ankle muscles while building flexibility, stability, and strength.

Step 1

Sit on the ground or in a chair.

Step 2

With your toes raised and heel still on the ground, or with your foot elevated rotate your ankle in a circle.

Step 3

Do 10 circles in one direction and 10 circles in the opposite direction.

10 reps each direction • 3 sets • Each foot

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Learn More

1HEM Haemophilia Guidelines for the management of hemophilia Srivastava 2013 (v1.0)

2O’Hara, J., Walsh, S., Camp, C. et al. The impact of severe haemophilia and the presence of target joints on health-related quality-of-life. Health Qual Life Outcomes 16, 84 (2018).

3Harris, S., and L. N. Boggio. “Exercise May Decrease Further Destruction in the Adult Haemophilic Joint.” Haemophilia, vol. 12, no. 3, 2006, pp. 237–240., doi:10.1111/j.1365-2516.2006.01214.x.

As always, talk to your healthcare team before starting any physical activity. These videos are not intended for use by individuals who are experiencing an active bleed. You should always consult your healthcare team before starting any physical activity or resuming physical activity after a bleed.

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