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Working out with Michael Slater

AS Exercise Video Promo - (1min)                                                             

AS Exercise Video Promo

Dr McGuigan explains ankylosing spondylitis - (2mins)

Part 1 - AS Exercise video - Intro plus exercises 1 - 4 (8min 44sec)

00:00 – 01:52  Introduction
01:53 – 03:33  Exercise 1. Seated rotation (1 min, 40 sec)
03:34 – 05:11  Exercise 2. Head turning (1 min, 37 sec)
05:12 – 06:25  Exercise 3. Trunk curl & stretch (1 min, 13 sec)
06:26 – 08:44  Exercise 4. Full back stretch (2 min, 18 sec)


Part 2 - AS Exercise video - Exercises 5 - 7 plus conclusion - (7min 17 sec)


00:00 – 02:10  Exercise 5. Back arch (2 min, 10 sec)
02:11 – 04:00  Exercise 6. Upper body rolling (1 min, 49 sec)
04:01 – 06:48  Exercise 7. Full body stretch (2 min, 47 sec)
06:49 – 07:06  Conclusion by Michael Slater
07:07 – 07:17  Credits

Ankylosing spondylitis exercise tips

  • If you have AS, it is important to maintain good posture and mobility of the spine. The exercises in these demonstration videos are designed to help you do this.
  • You should do some specific exercises for your AS every day. These demonstration videos highlight several key targets and are designed to get you started. Consistency is the key to gaining maximum benefit.
  • Remember, everyone is different and can manage different activity levels. None of the exercises in these  demonstration exercise videos should hurt, however, you should feel a good stretch.
  • Exercises which move and stretch the body, strengthen the postural muscles which help keep you up straight, and improve your breathing and chest expansion are all important. At least 30 minutes of specific exercise should be done each day, targeting different parts of the body and different movements, ensuring the whole body is stretched and moved daily.
  • The best exercise programs are individually tailored. A physiotherapist can help design a program to meet your specific needs.
  • Activities and sports that improve your general fitness are an important inclusion in your total management plan.


AbbVie provided an educational grant to Arthritis Australia to support the production of this video. With over 10 years dedicated experience in rheumatology, AbbVie has been a long-term supporter and partner with the arthritis community in Australia working towards delivering quality education, information and total health outcomes for Australians living with arthritis.


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Reviewed and updated November 2015
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