ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain of the knees and/or hips, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.
We are delighted that ESCAPE-pain is mentioned in the NHS Long Term Plan launched on Monday 7th January 2019. Read our response here.
Quick link: Information for people living with knee/hip pain
Quick link: Information for providers/commissioners
Robust evaluation shows that ESCAPE-pain:
- Reduces pain
- Improves physical function
- Improves the psychosocial consequences of pain
- Reduces healthcare and utilisation costs.
These are some examples of people who have completed the ESCAPE-pain programme and how it has impacted on their lives.
Blog: Tackling Arthritis with Exercise at Saints Foundation Pathway to Health – ESCAPE-pain included in Pathway to Health arthritis project. The blog explains how local organisations are trying to tackle health and wellbeing in their local area.
ESCAPE-pain is highlighted in the updated NHS England clinical guidance (pages 15-18) on knee arthroscopy for patients with osteoarthritis in their Evidence-Based Interventions: Guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) published in November 2018 and updated this month. The guidance states that exercise programmes like ESCAPE-pain are more effective treatments for patients with osteoarthritis than arthroscopic knee washouts.
Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.