Assessing activity risk for people with bleeding disorders

Use the interactive tool below to view physical activities with risk levels ranging from 1 (low risk) to 3 (high risk). Activities rated between 1 and 2 suggest benefits may outweigh risks of participation, but this depends on your target joints, the use of safety equipment, and how you choose to participate. Activities with a rating of 2.5 or 3 are considered high risk and may not be appropriate for people with bleeding disorders.

A bleeding disorder does not have to be a barrier to physical activity if you stay informed and take necessary precautions.

Disclaimer: Physical activity poses inherent risks that are elevated for individuals with hemophilia A. Each individual must decide whether or not to assume these risks with their healthcare team and, if assumed, how to best manage the risk. Please talk to your doctor or physiotherapist to determine if an activity is suitable for your personal situation.

Activity Risk Rating

View by Activity or Risk Rating. Select a specific risk rating to display only the activities associated with that rating.

Click on a tab to select how activities are displayed. Use Activity to find the risk rating for individual activities. Use Risk to view all activities with a specified risk rating.

Ranges are displayed with activities that have multiple levels of risk.

Activities

Risk

Activity1
Risk Rating

Clear

1
Low

1.5
Low to moderate

2
Moderate

2.5
Moderate to high

3
High

Download the Activity Risk Rating PDF

† Activity risk ratings are based on people without bleeding disorders and are not recommendations. The ratings are intended for informational purposes only. Talk with your healthcare provider to make an activity plan that’s right for you.
1. Adapted from Playing It Safe: Activity Ratings Chart, available here.