Enthusiastic physiotherapist and researcher
I am a sports physiotherapist, doctor in motor sciences and a researcher at the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels, Belgium. I have long been interested in the interactions between physical activity and health and am also co-founder of the Da Vinci Health, an exercise medicine centre that allows unconditioned people to get back to physical activity in a supervised and safe way. I am also a world-travelling lecturer and author of numerous scientific publications on the importance of physical activity and physiotherapy in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal diseases such as hemophilia.
Despite the fact that joint bleeds (haemarthrosis) frequently occur in people with haemophilia (PwH) with invalidating arthropathies as result, the clinical pain experience has received only limited attention
Gainingmore insight into ankle pain in haemophilia: A study exploring pain, structural and functional evaluation of the ankle joint
Ankle arthropathy is highly prevalent among people with haemophilia (PwH), even with prophylaxis, and leads to pain and disability. Mechanisms and consequences of painful symptoms related to ankle arthropathy have not been extensively studied.
The Hemophilia Joint Health Score version 2.1 Validation in Adult Patients Study: A multicenter international study
The Hemophilia Joint Health Score (HJHS) was developed and validated to detect arthropathy in children. Additional evidence is required to show validity in adults. We studied the convergent and discriminant construct validity of the HJHS version 2.1(HJHSv2.1) in adults with hemophilia
Effects of a supervised therapeutic exercise program on musculoskeletal health and gait in patientswith haemophilia: A pilot study
Episodes of bleeding in patients with haemophilia (PwH) are associated with haemophilic arthropathy, limitations in physical performance, reduced quality of life (QoL), and gait disorders.