NICE guidance on Spondyloarthritis for over 16s: management and research recommendations relevant to physiotherapists

Purpose: Spondyloarthritis is an inflammatory condition affecting joints (including the spine) and tendons that can cause disabling pain and fatigue, impacting significantly on quality of life, work and psychological wellbeing. Longer-term complications include cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Physiotherapy has been considered key in the management of spondyloarthritis. A systematic review was undertaken on the effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions including manual therapy, exercise programmes, hydrotherapy, acupuncture and physical aids to guide practice, service delivery and support self-management.
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