Fitness with a Bleeding Disorder
Beyond the Basics
The myriad benefits of exercise have only become clearer over the past several decades. However, as often is the case, the bleeding disorders community has been more careful in adapting to these changes. This session will focus on the “yes, you can’s” not the “no, you can’ts” of exercising with a bleeding disorder. Let’s talk about the nitty gritty of lifting, cardio, and other exercise methodologies, and how much this practice can help you. Rachel Horton, DPT, PT will lead a discussion focusing on what exercising with a bleeding disorder looks like in 2021.
Rachel Horton, PT, DPT, CSCS
Rachel is a physical therapist currently living in the Flathead Valley of Montana. Prior to that she worked and found passion with the bleeding disorders community working at the Colorado HTC. During her time there, she enjoyed helping introduce and increase activity levels of her patients while also running the ultrasound program.
In her free time, she enjoys being active in the gym and outdoors, competing as an elite level powerlifter and bodybuilder competitor. This passion for fitness has fueled her desire to help others, particularly those in the bleeding disorder community, add activity and fitness into their lives.