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axial spa (AS) resources for health professionals

Health Professionals

Check out NASS axial spa (AS) resources for health professionals

Explore this area of the website to find axial SpA (AS) resources for health professionals, including Rheumatologists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and others. Scroll down to sign up to our newsletter, to ensure you always have the most up to date information for your patients.

ARMA webinars

ARMA offer a range of regular webinars for health professionals looking at specific areas of MSK


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NASS Allies

We are working with the Royal College of Chiropractors and Institute of Osteopathy to help reduce the 8.5 year delay to diagnosis.

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Aspiring to Excellence

Aspiring to Excellence is an award programme designed to encourage and recognise service improvement in axial SpA (AS) care.

Self-Management Programme

Our Supported Self-management Programme gives patients the skills and tools needed to confidently manage their axial SpA

Professional Events

Find the latest events near you designed for healthcare professionals interested in find out more about axial SpA (AS)

Partner organisations


AStretch is a group of physiotherapists from around the UK who meet to improve the understanding of axial SpA (AS). They run regular physiotherapy assessment and management workshops and have an informative website.


The British Society for SpondyloArthritis (BRITSpA) is a group of professionals working in the UK with a commitment to advancing knowledge and treatment of spondyloarthritis. It has a multi-disciplinary membership including physiotherapists, ocupational therapists, rheumatologists, nurse specialists, scientists and researchers. It has a website and runs an annual scientific meeting.


NASS works with health professionals and policy makers to campaign for better care for axial SpA (AS) patients. If you would like to find out more about this work click here. If you would like to be involved in any way please contact Jill Hamilton.