Research Project: Art Therapy Sessions for Individuals with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

A Toronto Art Therapy student is offering an 8-week art therapy program as part of their major project study, to explore how art therapy can help individuals who suffer from Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) or Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA). Individuals are invited to take part in this study if they are diagnosed…

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Non-Pharmacological Treatments

Managing Spondyloarthritis takes time and effort, and in many cases, trial and error. What works well for one patient is not necessarily effective for another, even if they have been diagnosed with the same condition. What works for someone now may not work for the same person in the future…

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Yoga for AS Program

Are you interested in a Yoga program for AS?  We’ve got the perfect resource for you! The Canadian Spondyloarthritis Association is excited to partner with Yoga For AS, a UK based group of yoga instructors who themselves are spondyloarthritis patients! This program, free to Canadians through the CSA, will provide…

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Infrared Therapy versus LED Therapy

Infrared Therapy versus LED Therapy Light therapy is one of the oldest modalities used to treat a variety of health conditions. The use of coherent light sources (like lasers) and non-coherent light sources (like light emitting diodes or LEDs) have opened new avenues in medical sciences. These light therapies have…

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Nutrition & Chronic Inflammatory Illness

Nutrition & Chronic Inflammatory Illness Nutrition and chronic inflammatory illness We know how hard it is to find trustworthy information online. It’s even harder when you are looking for information on health and nutrition. People are constantly pushing their latest supplement, the latest cure-all diet, or making you feel bad…

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Pharmacological Treatments in Canada

Treatments There are several classes of medications prescribed to treat Spondyloarthritis (SpA). We’ve put together these resources to better help you understand the different types of pharmacological treatments available to people with SpA. Page Contents: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Conventional synthetic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (csDMARDs) Targeted Synthetic Molecules Biologic…

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Biologics Webinar (2022)

Join the Canadian Spondyloarthritis Assocation (CSA) and our guest expert Dr. Michel Zummer M.D., FRCPC, for a very special webinar that will help you better understand the use of and decision process around Biologics. 

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The Treatment Journey – Living with SpA

Treatments Join the CSA and Dr. Chan in a webinar to learn about the treatment journey of living with Spondyloarthritis. Topics Discussed An overview of different classes of medications and how they work. How physicians decide what to prescribe and the progression from one class to another. What about side…

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Pain Management for Spondyloarthirtis

Treatments Pain is an output of your brain telling it about problems or danger in your body. Those of us who live with chronic pain must find ways of lessening the pain with management and learning to cope with it on a daily basis. Your doctor may prescribe you medication…

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Biologics Webinar (2020)

Treatments The CSA and Dr. Vinod Chandran held this webinar to help you learn more about Peripheral Spondyloarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis   Topics discussed are: Overview of PsA & Peripheral Spondyloarthritis What’s New in Research Treatment Options – What the current options and what’s new on the horizon Q&A Watch…

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