Benefits of exercise in Ankylosing Spondylitis1
Even though medications help you control Ankylosing Spondylitis symptoms, exercise is just as important if you want to keep up your flexibility.
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.
Reduced pain and stiffness
Good body flexibility
Improved joint range of movement
Improved muscle strength and endurance
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.7 Exercises that can be included in your daily routine are:
Deep breathing exercises
Recumbent stationary cycling or cycling
Circuit training for full body work-out: A combination of stretching, strengthening and cardiovascular exercise
Core stability exercises
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:
Disclaimer:This is a graphical representation of an Ankylosing Spondylitis patient. Always seek medical advice from your Rheumatologist/Physiotherapist before undertaking any physical activity.