World Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) Day

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic progressive inflammatory rheumatic disease that predominantly affects the sacroiliac joints and spine. Symptoms include back pain, stiffness and reduced mobility in the spine.

AS affects about 1–2% of Australians. The disease usually appears between the ages of 15–40 years and is about 3 times more common in men than in women. The cause is unknown, genes are thought to play a role.

There is no cure, so treatment aims to manage pain, reduce the risk of complications and improve quality of life. Soft tissue mobilisation as part of massage therapy has been shown to reduce pain, prevent spinal deformation, and improve mobility and overall function.

As part of Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Month we are offering 15% off remedial massage to all AS clients. Rebates available for all private health funds.

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