Ankylosing Spondylitis group of Queensland



Phone (+61) 07 3263 5216       



P.O. Box 193


Queensland 4018, Australia


General Informationen

Year Founded                               1996   

President                                      Ross Wilson

Secretary                                      Michael Russell

Treasurer                                      Maritza Prada Sullavan

International contacts                     Ross Wilson

Membership (since 2013)               104 members including 100 with AS, 2 life members

Membership fee                             20 per annum

                                                    15 per annum for email subscription or concession

Local branches                              1 local group with weekly hydrotherapy in Brisbane

Medical advisors                            Dr. Matthew Brown (rheumatologist)

                                                    Margaret Lewington (physiotherapist)

Newsletter                                     «AStretch» distributed also to members of AS groups in                                                                               Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western                                                                                       Australia and Tasmania. A combined effort of the Australian                                                                           groups in Queensland and Victoria        

Editorial Board                                Greg Johnson

                                                     Annie Mcpherson

                                                     Dr. Lionel Schachna

                                                     Margaret Lewington

Frequency                                      4 per year

Events                                           2012: Special occasion dinners and casual «after hydro» dinners;                                                                  walk and bbq; café lunch and walk; bushwalk/bike ride

                                                     2013: Special occasion dinners and casual «after hydro» dinners;                                                                  activities such as brushwalk and picnic; walk or bike ride and bbq                                                                  and walk, indoor rock climb   

Remarks                                        The Queensland group is offering newsletter subscriptions                                                                            both via email and ordinary mail as a service also to                                                                                      members of the former AS Group in New South Walesand others.


Further publications

New members receive free copy of our land exercise DVD which was filmed and launched in 2006. Copies available for sale.

Water exercise DVD filmed in 2007 was launched and distributed in 2008. Copies available for sale.


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