Ankylosing Spondylitis

Over time, some of the bones in the spine can start to fuse together in a condition known as Ankylosing spondylitis. This removes flexibility from the spine and usually results in a hunched posture. If the ribs are also affected, it can become difficult to take deep breaths.

Ankylosing spondylitis tends to affect more men than women. Signs and symptoms will typically start to show in early adulthood. Inflammation can also occur in other parts of the body — most commonly, the eyes.

While there’s no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, treatments can lessen symptoms and possibly slow progression of the disease.

Physiotherapy is usually a vital aspect of treating AS. Physiotherapists can offer good advice when it comes to effective exercises to help fight the advancement of AS.

The best kinds of therapy to fight AS include:

  • Group Exercise 
  • Individual Exercise
  • Theraputic Massage – Physiotherapists work your muscles and other tissues in order to relieve pain and improve range of movement.
  • Hydrotherapy – exercising while in water can help make movement easier by reducing impact on the joints, and the warmth can relax your muscles.

Our mission is to help patients to return to work, improve their quality of life, reduce dependence on medication and healthcare providers, and avoid persistent injuries.

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