Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Symptoms

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory condition which mainly affects the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint and the pelvis. Symptoms usually present gradually with those suffering from the condition complaining of a dull chronic ache in the lower back and gluteal region and accompanying stiffness which is particularly bad in the morning time.

Treatment

Physiotherapy treatment consists of manual therapy techniques and mobilisation of the Lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint to help reduce stiffness and pain. Exercise protocols can also be introduced to improve mobility and build strength in the muscles that support the lower back and pelvis. Various massage techniques are sometimes employed by physiotherapists to manage pain and reduce muscle tension in the affected areas.

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I have been going to David for physiotherapy for the past two and half years and I am really happy with what he has done for me. I initially went to David with upper back problems that were office work related and since then I have been doing strength and conditioning training with David that has helped eradicate that back pain.

Since training with David my fitness levels have gone from non-existent to being able to run a 16k road race, something I would have never dreamed I’d be able to do. Dave is professional, courteous and is an excellent motivator. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Rob Kielty Software Engineer

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