Focus on Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory autoimmune arthritis that primarily affects the spine. It is characterised by: Intermittent pain and progressive stiffness due to the inflammation Eventual hardening of the ligaments that surround the spine Symptoms include: Pain and stiffness of the sacroiliac joints; the large joints that connect

5 Reasons to Stay Active

Keeping active has shown to reap many benefits that can improve your quantity and quality of life. Some of our favorite reasons to get moving include… Exercise improves energy levels Exercise causes chronic adaptations to our respiratory, muscular and cardiovascular system that makes us more effective at producing energy. Initially exercise can make you tired

Can Stress Affect My Pain?

Commonly patients fear that their symptoms are ‘all in their head,’ so their practitioner, friends, family or workplace aren’t going to believe them. This fear can be exacerbated when there seems to be no cause or explanation for their symptoms, or the pain has been chronic. What is pain? Pain presents in many different ways;