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Exercise

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

Exercising during a flare

Learn about exercising during a flare with Zoë Clark

Improving balance and reducing falls

A self care session with physiotherapist Heather Harrison

Weightlifting with axial SpA

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

Nordic Walking

Julia Mitchell gives an introduction to Nordic Walking for people with axial SpA

Alexander Technique

An Alexander Technique taster session with Jackie Bond

Somatic Movement

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

Yoga for axial SpA

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

Mindful movement

Mindful movement sessions to help your axial SpA 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

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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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Tai Chi with Julia

Try a taster session of Tai Chi with Julia Mitchell

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

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

Pilates for axial SpA

Discover how Pilates could help your axial SpA with Wiebke Reichert

Pilates for axial SpA

Discover how Pilates could help your axial SpA with Ruth Larkin

Exercising at home

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