Ipswich Inflammatory Spinal Group (non-NASS)

Cost: £20 per year plus £9 per session

This is not a NASS branch and to join you do need to be under the care of Ipswich Hospital. You need to be referred to the group by your consultant, physiotherapist or your GP. You do need a diagnosis of spondyloarthritis to join.. This includes axial spondyloarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.

The Ipswich Inflammatory Spinal Group was established in October 2005. We are a small friendly group.

We offer physiotherapist led exercise and hydrotherapy tailored to your individual needs. We all have different abilities in terms of exercise so there is never any pressure to do more than you are able.

The evening is split into two sessions, hydrotherapy in the pool and gym. There’s a break half way through the session when you can have a cup of tea or coffee.

We also have back massage sessions on offer once a month (subject to availability) and we periodically offer talks and presentations on issues of interest to our members. Once a year the physiotherapists will do an assessment of your joint movements, which you can then
compare from time to time to see improvements or determine where you need to concentrate your exercises.