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.
Meetups Last Year
Ben experienced a series of blows in a short space of time but coped brilliantly with both ankylosing spondylitis and diabetes. He is currently at a six month conservation internship in the Peruvian Amazon jungle (as you can see in the video!) and is absolutely loving it, telling AS ‘Not Today!’ on a daily basis.read more
Two university students talk about the struggles of living with an invisible illness – axial spondyloarthritis and inflammatory bowel disease – sharing their personal experience and advice.read more
I have recently been diagnosed with AS – even though it has been two months, I still can’t quite believe it even after numerous hospital visits and a lot of literature!read more
What a person living with axial SpA (ankylosing spondylitis) can expect from their first visit to an osteopath
I understand that when you’re in pain because of axial SpA (ankylosing spondylitis), it can be a nervous experience seeing an osteopath or other healthcare practitioner for the first time. I hope that I can demystify it a little by explaining what happens in a typical osteopathic consultation.read more
Dealing with a gremlin called ankylosing spondylitis on a daily basis can be exhausting. Faye is a physio, but she also lives with AS and shares her experiences (as well as some very useful tips!) in her vlogs on Youtube.read more
Going on holiday even for just a week requires a lot more preparation for us (living with ankylosing spondylitis) than just packing enough underwear and sun cream! I’ve been away a fair few times since my diagnosis and have learnt a good few tips along the way.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