Movement plays a role

All patients affected by axSpA confirm that physical exercise is essential! Scientific evaluation of the effect of regular exercise remains difficult. In addition to mobility exercises, cardiovascular training is important too. On the other hand, physical hard work is associated with a bad prognosis. To find out which type of exercise might be involved in accelerated spinal osteoproliferation is an important aim of our analyses. The studies are carried out in close collaboration with the ZAHW (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften; Prof. K. Niedermann) and with the Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of Switzerland (SVMB).

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Published study

Effect of cardiovascular training on fitness and perceived disease activity in people with ankylosing spondylitis. Niedermann K, Sidelnikov E, Muggli C, Dagfinrud H, Hermann M, Tamborrini G, Ciurea A, Bischoff-Ferrari H. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 65:1844-52, 2013.


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