Ankylosing Spondylitis2019-08-31T11:24:15+00:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Ankylosing Spondylitis


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.


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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Attended Portobello Physiotherapy Clinic for Lower back pain, physio service was excellent, they were able to explain to me in a clear manner the cause of my pain and what needed to be done to make it better. With a combination of hands on treatment and exercises my back has never felt better. I highly recommend Portobello Physiotherapy for anyone suffering with lower back pain.

Anthony Smith Long distance runner

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