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Southampton General Hospital

  • Weekly axial SpA (AS) clinic
  • Joint clinic with a rheumatology consultant and physiotherapist
  • Axial SpA (AS) biologic therapy and dedicated axial SpA (AS) physiotherapy services are available
  • There are opportunities for axial SpA (AS) patients to take part in the research
  • The rheumatologist with an interest in axial SpA (AS) is Dr Dinny Wallis
  • The department offers a 6-week exercise and advice group which includes educational talks (covering topics such as managing fatigue, planning for flare, managing work and sport), an individualised exercise circuit and access  to hydrotherapy. The group is available to both newly-diagnosed patients and those with longstanding disease.