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My AS, My Life

Helping you build the skills and confidence to take control of your axial SpA and your life

On average you might spend 2 hours each year with a health professional discussing your axial SpA. That leaves 8,758 hours where you have to manage your condition on your own. 

My AS, My Life helps you build the confidence and skills you need to manage your axial SpA. It includes guides, videos, blogs and links to a whole range of issues covering both your physical and mental health. 

If you’d like to chat to someone about any of the issues in this section, the NASS Helpline are there for you.

Upcoming Sessions

Our next sessions are:

  • Wednesday 11 May, 13.00: Exercising during a flare with Zoë Clark, Senior Self-management Programme Officer
  • Wednesday 18 May, 13.00: Somatic movement session focusing on the hips and ankles with Ian Young, Somatic Movement Coach
  • Wednesday 8 June, 13.00: Men and axial SpA with Matt Daly, Physiotherapist
  • Wednesday 15 June, 18.00: High-Intensity Interval Training taster session (seated and standing exercises) with Josh Poole, Senior Physiotherapist

If you’d like to know about upcoming live sessions, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.

Watch Live

To watch live, visit our Facebook page at the time of the live session. If you can’t see the video, refresh your page.

Session Library

Watch previous sessions, read blogs and download resources on the following topics:

Catch up on YouTube

We upload all the videos to our YouTube channel. Subscribe to receive a notification when we add a new video.

Watch our My AS, My Life playlists on YouTube:

Share your views

We would love to hear your views about the My AS, My Life live sessions and online resources. Please take a couple of minutes to share your thoughts and help shape the My AS, My Life programme!

Exercise

Discover the NASS exercise resources

NASS Guides

These NASS guides include key information to help you self-manage your axial SpA