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
The Shed Online will be supporting an arthritis education promotion during the month of August.
Video interviews: by Prof Peter Brooks, Director, Arthritis Australia Scientific Advisory Committee explaining what arthritis is, and giving us some important information on ways to look after ourselves and live well with arthritis.
Working out with Michael Slater: Take a look at cricketing legend, Michael Slater’s exercise videos for Ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
The Voice of Arthritis 2011: Recently published results of community-based survey which aimed to find out how arthritis affected people at home and at work, and what factors were associated with good or poor outcomes.
There is also a:
Discussion section where consumers can send in their questions about arthritis. The Shed Online will collect these questions, and a member of Arthritis Australia’s Scientific Advisory Committee will provide answers to be published online.
Share your story: Consumers will be able to share their arthritis experiences.
To visit The Shed Online click here
Reviewed and updated June 2012