Living well with AS in a fun and supportive environment
NASS currently have 91 branches across the UK that provide regular physiotherapy to people with AS.
The branches meet for regular exercise in a gym, hydrotherapy pool or both, with a qualified physiotherapist. Some of our branches are more than 30 years old and still have original members regularly attending sessions.
Most branches meet on a weekly basis, ensuring that they are able to access tailored physiotherapy as often as possible to help their members live well with AS.
In a survey, we asked our branches to tell us the main benefits of attending a branch. Their members say accessing regular physiotherapy has the following impact on their daily lives:
|General||Pain and Mobility||Social|
|Helps self management of AS (83%)||Improves flexibility (83%)||Peer social interaction (90%)|
|Improves sleep (45%)||Reduces stiffness (85%)||AS support and advice (77%)|
|Improves overall well-being (82%)||Reduces pain (62%)|
|Improves health (70%)||Improves fitness (87%)|
If this all sounds great to you, whether you're interested for yourself or a friend or family member, you can find your nearest NASS branch by searching with your postcode. Or, if you want to take a look at the atmosphere of a branch before you decide, visit our Exercise and AS Pinterest board to see more snaps of our branches in action.