Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a disease which causes inflammation and pain in the spine and other joints. It affects up to 2% of Australians and is three times more common in men than women.
Michael Slater is one of our greatest cricketing legends, yet, behind the scenes, his career was all but the perfect over.
Slats, as he is affectionately known, has been living with AS since he was 18, a condition that saw him get bowled over time and time again.
Click here to find out more about AS and read about Michael Slater's Greatest Test.
Ankylosing spondilitis (AS) Consumer Media Release 2 December 2010
AS research findings
Ankylosing spondilitis (AS)
What is AS
Michael Slater's Greatest Test
AS Symptom checklist
Working out with Michael Slater - DVD
Working out with Michael Slater - Exercise Sheet
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Reviewed and updated December 2013