Spinal Strengthening | Fight The Fuse

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Spinal Strengthening[1]

Benefits of exercise:

  • Helps maintain or increase strength in muscles in the back and maintain an upright posture.

Repetition recommended:

  • 10 times to the left and then 10 times to the right.


  • Ensure hips, stomach and chest rest on the ball at the start.
  • Be aware of your own safety when lying on the ball – maintain good stability on the ball throughout the exercise.
  • Do not lift the leg too high / allow the back to overreach.
  • Keep head in line with the spine, do not bend chin forward or tip head back.
  • Each action and return should be done slowly and in a controlled way.


  • If you experience dizziness, stop the exercise and contact your doctor.

Ask your Rheumatologist for biologics that slow down spinal fusion.

Tricep Press

Daily Exercise Routine

Seated Row


  1. 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.