Ankylosing Spondylitis

AS is a progressive inflammatory issue of the spine which develops in your teenage years and varies hugely in how it affects each individual.

The symptoms usually involve:

  • Back pain and stiffness
  • Pain and swelling in other parts of the body
  • Extreme tiredness

Physiotherapy can help hugely in treating the stiffness and working on the strength and posture which reduces the long term effects. It is also very important to develop a team approach to this and having a close working relationship with an experienced Physio is essential.