Welcome to ASoneBringing young people with axial spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis together.
We’re here to inform and educate on ankylosing spondylitis, but we also want you to be able to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences with each other.
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In My Bones is a short documentary depicting personal experiences and daily struggles of people living with ankylosing spondylitis.read more
Parkruns are fun and sociable opportunities for people with ankylosing spondylitis to participate in some physical activity. They are free 5k events, coordinated entirely by local volunteers, that take place every Saturday morning in 540 parks and open spaces across the UK. Parkrun is open to everyone and is whatever you want it to be – you can walk, run or volunteer – and each event finishes with a chat and a cuppa.read more
Ankylosing spondylitis flares can be really nasty, but unfortunately not uncommon. Dealing with AS flares is definitely a challenge, but with a right plan in place you can decrease their impact on your life. Here’s our top tips to remember when your AS flares and advice on how to deal with its increased symptoms.read more
I thought it might be helpful for some of you, younger folks, just embarking on the world of full time employment if I give you my personal story of tackling the abyss of full time work with ankylosing spondylitis. Especially, as recently this has had affected my job considerably.read more
Ankylosing spondylitis is not a competition – seems pretty simple, right? It is is a cruel condition. An invisible disease. If you read this, you probably live with it and endure it in your individual way. There is no one piece of advice that can apply to everyone, as everyone has different tolerances, and everyone’s condition develops in different ways. However, we all need to do the most we can to try and keep healthy.read more
When I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis five years ago, I was far from accepting it. All I wanted was to be ‘normal’. At first, I kept the diagnosis to myself as I struggled to come to terms with it, let alone admitting it out loud. I felt that people around me already don’t understand my pain and limitations. I believed they were unlikely to understand the diagnosis as well.read more
Exercises for AS on the go!
Back to Action is an exercise programme designed for people with AS.
It has been created by physiotherapists working with NASS, the exercise therapists and doctors who treat military personnel with AS at Headley Court.
It uses the most up to date knowledge from the fields of physiotherapy and sports medicine.
You can download our Back to Action App for free from