Ankylosing Spondylitis : Some useful exercises
In conjunction with medication, regular exercise will help you manage your AS more easily. After an initial assessment, your physiotherapist will teach you exercises specific to your needs and how to incorporate them into your daily routine. You may find them a little difficult and painful at first but it is certainly worth persisting
with them. These are a few examples of exercises you can do. It is recommended that you warm up before exercising and cool down with stretches to finish.
An example of a warm up could be :
Vigorous marching on the spot for one minute with high stepping and arms punching upward for 20 seconds, forwards for 20 seconds and sideways for 20 seconds.
REPEAT EACH OF THE FOLLOWING EXERCISES AT LEAST 5 TIMES