Physiotherapy Management of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Anaemia

Online Course: Physiotherapy Management of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Anaemia

Improve the symptoms and quality of life for your patients with these blood disorders

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Alaa Kora

Alaa Kora is a physiotherapist with a special interest in paediatric disorders and rehabilitation

1-1.5 hours

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Thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia are common blood disorders affecting children worldwide. The symptoms and complications have significant impacts on the individual’s health and quality of life resulting in an increased burden on the healthcare system. Physiotherapy has an important role in helping patients with thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. This course discusses the two conditions and the role of physiotherapy management in each case.


The course introduces thalassaemia and sickle cell anaemia manifestations, classifications and how physiotherapists can be involved in the related management


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

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This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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