Resources for Health Professionals
London Spondyloarthritis Academy
AStretch is a group of physiotherapists from around the UK who meet to improve the understanding of axial SpA (AS), and have announced two physiotherapy assessment and management workshops for 2019:
2 & 3 March – Edinburgh – Download the flyer here
23 & 24 March – London – Download the flyer here
RCGP eLearning module
NASS worked in partnership with the British Society for SpondyloArthritis (BRITSpA) to sponsor an eLearning module on axial spondyloarthritis on the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) website. The module covers diagnosis and management.
It was authored by Professor Karl Gafffney, consultant rheumatologist at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and Dr Daniel Murphy, who works both as a rheumatologist at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, and a GP in Devon.
Any health professional can access the course free of charge by signing up on the RCGP website. We really hope this course will help health professionals understand more about axial SpA (AS) and, over time, reduce the long delay to diagnosis.
Physiotherapist guides to axial spondyloarthritis
Physiotherapy module 1 – Differentiating inflammatory and mechanical back pain
Physiotherapy module 2 – What is axial spondyloarthritis?
Physiotherapy module 3 – Assessing the signs, symptoms and clinical manifestations of axial spondyloarthritis
Physiotherapy module 4 – The treatment of axial spondylorthritis
Physio Matters Podcast
The Physio Matters Podcast session 26 on axial SpA (AS) was sponsored by NASS and features physiotherapist Jack March interviewing Professor Karl Gaffney (Consultant Rheumatologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital).
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You can also watch this video produced by Liz Van Rossen MCSP, Extended Scope Practitioner in Rheumatology Physiotherapy