Resources for patients and health professionals

IMAS Infographic

We have a number of images available which show results from the first stage of the IMAS (International Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis) survey.  Keep an eye on social media and the newsletter and contact Jo on if you have any questions.


What is Axial Spondyloarthritis

This infographic explains the terms Axial Spondyloarthritis, non-radiographic spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis or radiographic spondyloarthritis – and other terms under the umbrella term AxSpA.  If you would like to get this translated into your own language, we have it available in illustrator the design software so that your own words can be inserted.  Contact for more information








These leaflets, which list a core set of recommendations for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis, were developed in 2013 by an international group of rheumatologist and patients with AS. They are prepared in English, German, Hungarian, Czech and Japanese. If you would like this translated into your own language, or indeed any other part of our website or information – please contact Jo on

English German Hungarian Japanese Czech

Exercise Resources for AS patients

NASS in the UK produced a set of exercises called Back to Action.

Part 1 is available to download in pdf format, you can purchase a copy of this or Part 2 from the NASS shop. There is also a Back to Action App which you can download free from Google Play, Amazon Appstore or the Apple App Store.


You Tube AS Exercise Videos

Prepared by the Turkish Society for Rheumatology and the Turkish Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with support from UCB.

AS Stretching Exercises

AS Breathing Exercises

AS Posture Exercises

AS Stregthening Exercises

ASAS Teaching Slides

The slides included in this ASAS slide library are selected by ASAS members to give a broad overview of the various aspects of spondyloarthritis (SpA). We hope that these will be used widely to educate all health professionals caring for patients with SpA.

There are eight sections:

  • Epidemiology
  • Juvenile Spondyloarthritis
  • Clinical Manifestations
  • Outcome
  • Diagnosis
  • Imaging (X-ray, MRI)
  • Pathogenesis
  • Treatment

Slides in the English version can be selected by using search terms (either keywords or any word) and by chapters, in other languages only by chapters. Original slides without changing the content and lay-out can be used freely.

We tried to have the content of the slides as accurate as possible but ASAS is not ‘legally responsible’ for any mistakes which might have occurred.

Link to Slides