10 Episodes

By: The Spondylitis Association of America (SAA)

Introducing Spondycast, the newest and most exciting source of information and inspiration for people with spondyloarthritis. Every week, we bring you in-depth conversations with the leading experts in the field, who will share their knowledge and experience on topics related to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of this complex condition. Whether you are a patient, a caregiver, or just someone who wants to learn more about spondyloarthritis, Spondycast is the perfect place for you.Spondycast is made possible from donations by members of the SAA, including our corporate member AbbVie, who support Spondycast.www.spondylitis.org

An Introduction to Ayurveda with Loribeth Cohen
Last Wednesday at 3:10 PM

Loribeth Cohen, PT, CAP, IMT-C, NET Practitioner, provides an introduction to Ayurveda and how this practice strives to move people from a state of “dis-ease” or imbalance to more wholeness.

Speak Up with Author Stephen Shedletzky

Stephen Shedletzky, author of Speak Up Culture, discusses how people living with spondyloarthritis can find their voice to advocate for their needs.

From World Traveler to Warrior Advocate: A Conversation with Carrie Kellenberger

Carrie Kellenberger, SpA advocate and award-winning blogger of myseveralworlds.com discusses her journey with spondyloarthritis while being a Canadian living in Taiwan.

Walking Stronger Together: A Conversation with Jennifer Visscher about Walk Your AS Off with Jennifer

Jennifer Visscher, Founder of the annual Walk Your AS Off event discusses her journey with spondyloarthritis, her advocacy and awareness efforts, and transitioning the Walk Your AS Off event to SAA’s stewardship.


Animal-assisted Interventions for Physical and Mental Health Wellness with Dr. Chastain

Dr. Taylor Chastain Griffin, National Director of AAI Advancement for Pet Partners, discusses the connection between animal-assisted interventions and mental and physical health benefits for people living with SpA.



Your Stories: Sarah Louden’s Journey with Sarah

Sarah Louden discusses her journey with spondyloarthritis and how she strives to live her best life as an entrepreneur, mother, and wife while living with axSpA.

Targeted Therapies and Earlier Diagnosis: Exploring Potential SpA Breakthroughs with Dr. Paley

Ocular rheumatologist Dr. Michael Paley M.D. Ph.D., SAA’s 2023 Early Career Investigator Award Winner, discusses his research.


Fatigue and Brain Fog with Dr. Korte

Simon Korte, PhD, neuroscientist, and SpA Warrior, discusses fatigue, brain fog, and its relation to spondyloarthritis.

Your Stories: Conversations with a Physical Trainer Living with SpA

John Frazier, physical trainer and author of the book Through the Pain, discusses his journey with AS and how it has impacted his own physical fitness and his work with others.

Link to book:

Through the Pain by John Frazier


Mindful Journaling for Chronic Pain with Amy

Amy Muscoplat, Writing Teacher, Creative Facilitator & Owner of Joyfestivalindustries.com, discusses how to use mindful journaling and expressive writing to manage chronic pain.