Patients exercising in a swimming pool.The Axial Spondyloarthritis Know-How (ASK) self-management education and exercise programme is a two hour session in a pool and gym setting.
ASK is offered to patients with a form of inflammatory arthritis called Axial Spondyloarthritis to support self-management.
Watch the ASK film
Please watch this short film about the ASK self-management programme before attending your session
ASK interactive self-management handbook
If you are booked to attend the ASK self-management programme, download your free personal copy of the interactive self-management handbook (PDF 18Mb) which supports attendance and your long-term self-care.
The handbook can be downloaded onto a desktop computer, tablet or phone for your convenience.
Your ASK self-management assessment
Before you attend your ASK workshop, please complete the ASK self-management assessment to ensure you get the most from attending.
Changing or cancelling your appointment
If you are unable to attend and need to reschedule your ASK session, call 020 7188 5900 and choose option 1.
Following your attendance, you will continue to be supported by your rheumatology team to exercise and achieve your health and fitness goals.
Ralph, a patient of the ASK self-management education and exercise programme.Ralph is a patient of the ASK self-management programme.
He said: “Despite appearing a fit and healthy 28 year old male, I could not make it down a single flight of stairs due to a back spasm. I was off work for three weeks and could not tie my own shoelaces for a month.
Fast forward ten years to April 2018 and two days before my 39th birthday I had just run five kilometres in 25 minutes and 5 seconds.
In some ways, I genuinely find it hard to believe that I did it using the same body.”