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Blogs and articles by our community

My experience with work placements and spondyloarthritis

During my degree I’ve had completed a number of work placements for my physiotherapy course in a variety of settings, all while living with spondyloarthritis. While some of these were quite light work, others took a lot of effort and communication with my educators proved to be crucial.

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The backstage of looking healthy: acting with ankylosing spondylitis

“How much dancing will there be in this show..?” That’s one of the first questions that goes through my head when I’m looking for a new acting job. And no, not just because my version of dancing isn’t unlike a toddler’s on a day of high sugar intake. It’s because when you’ve got ankylosing spondylitis, dancing for hours straight day after day is not the easiest and the most fun you’re going to have.

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My experience with studying and spondyloarthritis

Studying with spondyloarthritis can prove to be challenging in so many ways, however there are some tricks that can make it a little bit easier. I’ve spent my entire time at Uni balancing a social life, uni work and my arthritis – or maybe “juggling” would be a better term for it. 

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Your Posts

Express your opinions, share your stories, ask questions.

ASone live meetup, we need your thoughts!

We’re planning to launch a series of live events for young people with AS living in the UK later this year and wanted to find out what are your initial thoughts on this idea.
Your opinion matters the most to us and before we start planning anything it would be great to know what kind of event YOU would like to see.

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Let us know about your music festival experiences!

Hello Folks!   We want to create a music festival guide for all those with AS, but we need your help to get it done properly. This message goes to all festival-goers, camping enthusiasts, globetrotters and music fans who’s never missed a gig. Let us know what’s...

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Welcome to ASone

Hi there, folks! I’m Jakub, your friendly neighbour ASone admin! Welcome to Your Posts section where you can have your own say on anything related to ankylosing spondylitis! Use this space to tell us your story, share your experiences, opinions, tips & tricks,...

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Video Gallery

Useful and fun videos from ASone and NASS

Managing Your Ankylosing Spondylitis

This video explains how ankylosing spondylitis (axial spondyloarthritis) (AS) is managed in the UK. It covers physiotherapy and exercise; the medications used and gives lifestyle advice.

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Arthritis?! Isn’t that for old people? Well, no… My experience with ankylosing spondylitis

I felt like a huge weight came off my chest after making this video. It is important to be open and frank about the challenges we face. I hope to inspire others that suffer from any conditions to keep pushing and to not let it dictate them as a person. Climbing has become such a big part of my identity not only because of how fun it is, but also as a constant reminder that I have managed to persevere beyond what I thought capable of.

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NASS, ASone and the role of EULAR in ankylosing spondylitis

How does NASS support people with AS? Check out all our services. We are also introducing a brand new service called ASone for young people living with AS. The video also explains the role of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) in advancing scientific knowledge and understanding.

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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.

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