NASS London – Euston

Person teaching Pilates to someone kneeling on an exercise mat

A therapist is correcting the technique of a woman exercising and stretching in a gym

Cost: £10 per month standing order

A friendly group with a mix between those who live locally and commuters in and out of London.

We are currently meeting online. A great physiotherapist called Brian Herry leads a stretch session every evening on a Thursday. For those who want to  fit in an extra group session, on Tuesday’s we play a recording of a session and all meet to follow along together.

Before the COVID pandemic we were able offer a 90 minute session at University College Hospital. This included 45 minutes in the gym doing a mixture of circuit and Pilates style stretching and 45 minutes  exercising in the hydrotherapy pool. As soon as cases reduce sufficiently and the hospital feel confident about having groups back in the physiotherapy department we hope to resume sessions.

Members find the opportunity to meet with and talk to others living with axial SpA (AS) especially valuable and they also have the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have with Brian.

Regular appropriate exercise has been shown to slow down the progression of axial SpA (AS)

Please note that you must have a UK diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis (Axial SpA) including ankylosing spondylitis (AS) to attend this branch.