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Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Axial SpondyloarthritisGlynis talks in this blog about  a presentation she gave on osteopathic treatment of the inflammatory disease, Axial Spondyloarthrisis (Axial SpA). We thought that you might find it interesting to find out about what we do outside of the clinic. 


Continuous Professional DevelopmentI gave a presentation  to a mixed group of practitioners on the evening of 17th September. It was hosted by NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society) www.nass.co.uk  in the Freeman Hospital,Newcastle. It was part of an Axial SpA refresher for healthcare practitioners. This is part of the continuous professional development that practitioners do every year. Osteopaths complete 30 hours of CPD per year to ensure that their practice is up to date. You know Osteopaths treat back pain but did you know that they are also looking out for symptoms you may have which may not be caused by non mechanical causes? 
The TalkIt was a first for me speaking to a multi disciplinary group of practitio…

Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Axial Spondyloarthritis -NASS talkGlynis gave a presentation on osteopathic treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis (Axial SpA ,AxSpA) (including Ankylosing Spondylitis AS ) to a mixed group of practitioners on the evening of 17th September. It was hosted by The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) www.nass.co.uk  in the Freeman Hospital,Newcastle, as part of a refresher of Axial Spondyloarthritis Axial SpA. In this blog aimed at colleagues she describes how the evening event went. 

Why revise your skills in this area of diagnosis ?There is an 8 and a half year gap between onset of symptoms and diagnosis for people who have Axial SpA . We have the luxury of time and maybe able to use our clinical reasoning to reduce this delay.Interested ? The eveningThis was a first for me speaking to a multi disciplinary group of practitioners. I was very nervous as the time got nearer to the event. Jill from NASS kept smiling at me and even laughed when I made a joke about leaving with my Spe…