Lithuania 1 project

Collaboration of LHS patients and specialists to improve physiotherapy care

Partner institution
Lithuania Haemophilia Society (LHS)

Represented by
Mr Egidijus Šliaužys, President

1 year, Q3 2011 – Q4 2012



  • Improve physical therapy and rehabilitation system in Lithuania
  • Training abroad of 2 physiotherapists and 1 psychologist
  • Create education material for physiotherapists and people with haemophilia
  • Perform physiotherapy education programme for physiotherapists and related specialists and separately for people with haemophilia
  • Create awareness on benefit of psychological support


  • Educational material developed; 400 copies for healthcare professionals and 400 copies for people with haemophilia and family members
  • Film showing how to do physiotherapy exercises
  • Website created for communication between people with haemophilia and healthcare professionals
  • 3 physiotherapy summits for North-eastern European countries with theoretical and practical parts organised for 320 participants in total
  • Follow up visits by Piet de Kleijn to Vilnius, Kaunas, Birstonas and Klaipeda

“We are currently developing brochures for  people with haemophilia and physiotherapists and a film showing patients what physiotherapy they can do themselves at home. In addition we are developing a web-based portal so that physiotherapists and people with haemophilia can communicate with each other, and use it as a source of information,” Egidijus Šliaužys, president of the haemophilia association and project partner.

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