Enabling Self-management
and Coping with Arthritic Pain
using Exercise

Your stories

Participant Interviews


Better Care for Osteoarthritis - watch this NEW promotional video produced by one of our leisure sector providers, Everybody Sport & Recreation Limited, to see what their participants are saying about the programme.

Participant feedback

We regularly receive feedback from ESCAPE-pain participants about their experience of the programme and how it has affected their lives. 


"It has given me the confidence to exercise more than I thought possible at my age and due to the fact that I have osteoarthritis."

"I know my knees are stronger because of the work on my muscles and I intend to carry on with the exercises and gym work so that my muscles will not atrophy again."

“The class was targeted for all levels, which was good”.

"Most beneficial was the information booklet with the ‘non-exercise’ subjects, which wouldn’t normally be covered with a GP."

"I have benefitted 100% from the class. My right knee is much improved and I have a training programme to help me with the rest of my life.”

Case Studies 

These are some examples of people who have completed the ESCAPE-pain programme and how it has impacted on their lives.




"I find the ESCAPE-pain programme really useful. There has been really good feedback and [my patients have] found things a lot easier in their lifestyle, their pain improved…"


Physiotherapy colleagues from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust share their experiences of the ESCAPE-pain programme, how it benefits people with chronic joint pain and encourages them to self-manage their condition. Watch their video here. Video used with permission from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.