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Finding and keeping your motivation to exercise

A self care session with physiotherapist Emily Clarke including a stretch video

Looking after your posture

Physiotherapist Emily Clarke shares her top tips for looking after your posture

Improving balance and reducing falls

A self care session with physiotherapist Heather Harrison

Weightlifting with axial SpA (AS)

Learn about weightlifting safely with axial SpA (AS) with Andrew MacMillan, osteopath, lecturer and researcher

Somatic Movement

Ian Young, Somatic Movement Teacher, leads two sessions introducing you to Somatics

Yoga for axial SpA (AS)

Yoga taster sessions from Jamie Boder and Geoff Lindsay, founders of Yoga for AS

Mindful movement

Mindful movement sessions to help your axial SpA (AS) and general wellbeing

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Therapeutic Tai Chi

Rheumatology Specialist Physiotherapist, Susimala Gaikwad, leads us through a therapeutic Tai Chi session. Susi also explains what Tai Chi is and how it is beneficial for people with axial SpA (AS)

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Learning Tai Chi

It’s a good idea to learn the basics of Tai Chi from an instructor to make sure your style is correct, effective and won’t cause injury. You can search online for Tai Chi classes in your area or find one using the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain website.

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Ian Young is a Somatic Movement teacher who has had AS since he was 13 years old. In this session, Ian guides you in a gentle Somatics session

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High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Learn about HIIT sessions with NASS Colchester Branch Physiotherapist, Joshua Poole

Pilates for axial SpA (AS)

Discover how Pilates could help your axial SpA (AS) with Wiebke Reichert

Pilates for axial SpA (AS)

Discover how Pilates could help your axial SpA (AS) with Ruth Larkin

Exercising at home

A self care session with Zoë Clark which includes a range of exercises for the home