The Role of Physiotherapy in Von Willebrand Disease

Online Course: The Role of Physiotherapy in Von Willebrand Disease

What a physiotherapist needs to know about the most common bleeding disorder

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Alaa Kora

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

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Von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is a common bleeding disorder linked to defects in the Von Willebrand factor within blood. It can either be inherited or acquired and affects up to 1% of the population. In the more severe cases of Von Willebrand Disease, physiotherapy plays an important role in managing joint and muscle bleeds in order to achieve functional rehabilitation and the return to activities of daily living.


This course aims to explain the pathophysiology of Von Willebrand Disease and describe the evidence based role of Physiotherapy in the management of this condition


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

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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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