Daily Exercise Routine | Fight The Fuse

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Daily Exercise Routine

Even though medications help you control Ankylosing Spondylitis symptoms, exercise is just as important if you want to keep up your flexibility[1]

A physiotherapist can design a program that will help enhance your movement and flexibility. Always consult your physiotherapist as they are the experts to recommend the appropriate exercises.[1]

Benefits of exercise in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Reduced Pain and Stiffness

Reduced pain and stiffness, good body flexibility and improved joint range of movement

Better body posture

Better body posture

Improved muscle strength and endurance

Improved muscle strength and endurance

Improved balance

Improved balance

Improved lung capacity and cardiovascular fitness

Improved lung capacity and cardiovascular fitness

Improved sleep quality

Improved sleep quality

The right treatment, regular exercise, and adequate lifestyle modifications will help you get back your life!

Your exercise routine should include a warm-up and cool-down.[2][3]

Exercises that can be included in your daily routine are:[2][3]

Deep Breathing Exercise

Deep breathing exercise

Walking

Walking

Recumbent stationary cycling or cycling

Recumbent stationary cycling or cycling

Combination Workout 1
Combination Workout 2
Combination Workout 3

Circuit training for full body work-out: A combination of stretching, strengthening and cardiovascular exercise

Core stability exercises

Core stability exercises

Yoga

Yoga

Swimming

Swimming

Ankylosing Spondylitis Exercises

Planning and structuring your exercise routine will help you improve different aspects of your fitness. Each exercise schedule should comprise of the following components:[3]

Standing Exercise 2 : Breathing Exercise for Ankylosing Spondylitis

 Breathing Exercises

Lats Stretch : Flexibility Exercise for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Flexibility Exercises

Lumbar Extension & Flexion Exercise - 1 : Mobility Exercise for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Mobility Exercises

Treadmill : Cardiovascular Exercise for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Cardiovascular Exercises

Leg Press : Strengthening Exercise for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Strengthening Exercises

Ask your Rheumatologist for biologics that slow down spinal fusion.

Posture Management

Lifestyle Changes

References

  1. Exercise classes. National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society. Available [online] at URL: http://nass.co.uk/exercise/exercise-classes/ Accessed on 9th June 2017

  2. Exercise for your AS. National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society. Available [online] at URL:http://nass.co.uk/exercise/exercise-for-your-as/ Accessed on 8th June 2017

  3. Back to Action. NAAS. Available [Online] at: https://nass.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Back-to-Action-low-resolution-version.pdf Accessed on 7 May 2019

Disclaimer: This is a graphical representation of an Ankylosing Spondylitis patient. Always seek medical advice from your Rheumatologist/Physiotherapist before undertaking any physical activity. The content on this website is not a substitute for any medical advice.