The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Health & Wellbeing

Staying physically active is essential for good health and wellbeing.  This is particularly important in SpA as exercise will often improve your symptoms, rather than making them worse.

Living with a chronic, long-term condition is also challenging, so making sure that you take care of your mental health will also help you to manage your symptoms more effectively.

Here are some resources that you may find useful:

Back Exercises

Knee Exercises

  • LTHT MSK Clinic - knee exercises to strengthen weak thigh muscles using a towel
  • LTHT MSK Clinic - knee exercises to strengthen thigh muscles without a towel

Hand Exercises

  • MSK Clinic - hand strengthening exercises using a soft ball
  • My SARAH - hand exercises video for people with arthritis

General Exercises

Mental Health