Guide to your time at Uni with ankylosing spondylitis.
Starting university is expensive. Have you considered applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). They can help you pay those extra costs you may have because of your ankylosing spondylitis.read more
Before you jump into intensive and awfully fun student life it’s worth finding out your rights and what services university should provide for your personal needs. Each university is different but have a look at our short guide on the help you can expect.read more
Advice on managing ankylosing spondylitis at work.
Russ Welch is 35 years young, he’s been Zumba instructor for over a year now and still learning. He was born deaf and as a result he’s 85% deaf in both ears. He also has ankylosing spondylitis which affects and can limit the movement in his back.
‘My health has always been at the forefront of my difficulties, but I seem to manage well in my classes now due to Zumba enhancing my flexibility, I am surprisingly 10 cm’s more bendy!’
It’s very important to know your rights at the workplace. Whether it’s your first job or you’re coming back after having a break from employment due to your ankylosing spondylitis, there are certain laws protecting you and requiring employer to respect your needs.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