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Labs For Ankylosing spondylitis-
Xray
MRI
CBC(normocytic-Normochromic anemia)
ESR
CPK
Rheumatic factor- Negative
PFT- flow measures are normal
Synovial tap- mononuclear leucocytes
X Ray Changes-
Sacro- Iliac joint
Erosion, haziness
Fusion - ankylosis
X ray changes-
peripheral joints- erosion of articular spaces- ankylosis
X Ray changes-
Spine- erosion , squaring of vertebrae
Fusion of vertebrae
Calcification of paraspinal ligaments
Fixed "C" shaped spine

calcification of paraspinal ligaments
PT management of Ankylosing spondylitis-
PT asessment- (posture)
Goals to
Decrease pain
Maintain mobility.
Prevent,correct deformity
Increase chest expansion,VC
Align Posture
Improve ,maintain Endurance
Patient Education Tips for AS-
Maintain daily Exs routine
Cold/warm compresses as needed
Consult PT routinely
Perform exs on a firm surface
No rushed or forceful movements
Avoid holding Breath while exs
Consult with Doctor, PT if
any acute change in condition.
Modalities for AS patients-
IRR
TENS
IFC
Hydrotherapy/aquatics
Exercise therapy-
Breathing exs-
Apical breathing exs
Diaphragmatic breathing
Lateral costal Exs
joint mobilistation (soft)
joint protection strategies
strengthening
stretching
ROM
flexiblity
Endurance training
(low resistance - high repetitions)
Group exs