Osteopathic therapy was explored as a complementary approach for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Physical rehabilitation associated with osteopathic treatment provides major improvements. Non-manipulative osteopathic treatment could be beneficial for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. The goal of osteopathic treatment is to improve the range of motion of the joints and reduce any pain associated with spondylosis.
Osteopathy Works is an osteopathic clinic whose professionals are members of the Osteopathic Sports Care Association, the British Osteopathic Association and the General Osteopathic Council. Osteopathic treatment cannot cure the condition, but it can be an intervention to help control the pain and mobility problems associated with spondylosis. In this case, osteopathic treatment will focus on relaxing tense muscles by using local massage and stimulating blood supply to the area to help eliminate waste products (such as lactic acid).