This manual is written for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis, their family, friends and carers. It is not a substitute for medical healthcare, which is extremely important in AS and undergoing a revolution with exciting research and new developments, such as anti-TNF therapy. This is something a little extra, a collection of tips and tricks to help you live more productively and happily with Ankylosing Spondylitis at home, school and at work.

Who wrote it?

My name is James Allen, I have Ankylosing Spondylitis and have created and maintain this site. The content is purely my own, and is in no way medical advice nor does it represent the views of anyone else or other organisation. You can find out more about me at my homepage j-allen.net.

Where can I buy stuff?

I have deliberately not included any links to stores or products for sale. I leave this entirely to you to search for (for example, at your local exercise and fitness store, or online). The are two reasons for this:

a) so that you can be sure that I am completely independent and I have no interest in pushing any products for financial gain

b) I don't have the time or resources to buy and test different products, so there may well be better products than the ones I can recommend

If you would like to know which products I have used and can recommend, feel free to get in contact and ask.