Back to Action app

Back to Action app

  • An app with an exercise programme for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

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Back to Action app By NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society, UK)


  • Therapeutic exercises.
  • Education and information.
Country of origin United Kingdom
Clinical review 

4 star review

Read a clinical review below.

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This app provides a range of exercises for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) such as mobility, cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and breathing exercises. It also contains safety tips and other practical sorts of information such as neutral spine and posture, choosing a gym ball, and a suggested exercise diary. The app provides a brief summary of the suitability of various exercise types for people with AS. For a more detailed description of the app, see App website(external link) or iTunes(external link) and for a detailed review, see reviews below.



Clear instructions, photos and videos.

✔ Links to other sites for information.

✔ Includes information for both gym instructors and people with ankylosing spondylitis.

No diary function or reminders.

No links to New Zealand specific web sites.

Clinical review

4 star review

Rebecca Grainger, Rheumatologist, University of Otago and Hutt Valley DHB
Date of review: July 2016
Version: 1.13
Platform: Android
Comments: This app is most useful for people with ankylosing spondylitis wishing to increase their physical activity. Users may experience the benefit of a comprehensive set of exercises designed specifically for people with ankylosing spondylitis including mobility, strength, cardiovascular, stretching and breathing. Gives reviews of other exercise types/classes and information to share with gym personnel.
Safety concerns: None. The app gives adequate advice about seeking medical opinion before commencing an exercise programme and keeping safe while exercising.
New Zealand relevance: Links to other websites not New Zealand-based.

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