ESCAPE-pain is a group rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain 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.
Hear more about the ESCAPE-pain programme from participants and providers
Over 20,000 people have completed the ESCAPE-pain programme. Hear the benefits some of those people have found.
Are you looking to add an evidence-based programme to your service that helps people to self-manage their chronic knee, hip or back pain? Hear from Dr Dominic Breen-Turner, from One Wight Health on why they considered the ESCAPE-pain programme for the Isle of Wight.
Regina attended ESCAPE-pain at a leisure run by MyTime. She became more active, regained her independence and instead of relying on a wheelchair has joined a Zumba class!
Susannah Arrowsmith, from Healthiness Ltd, a social enterprise that aims to increase people’s physical activity in inner city Liverpool, describes how ESCAPE-pain helped their local population and their organisation.
Are you considering adopting the programme? Rob Jones, from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, explains how they went about implementing the programme and what they’ve done to make it sustainable.
Reluctantly, Ray was taking medication every day to ease his pain. Ray describes how ESCAPE-pain changed his life so that he now taking long walks again, and his life is returning to normal.
Latest news & tweets
- 12 January, 2023: ESCAPE-pain featured on Moray Council’s news page, alerting the community of upcoming ESCAPE-pain courses for people living with chronic knee, hip, and back pain.
- 10 January, 2023: ESCAPE-pain mentioned in NHS England’s publication: An improvement framework to reduce community musculoskeletal waits while delivering best outcomes and experience.
- 28 November 2022: ESCAPE-pain ‘Site of the month’ featured in Wokingham Borough Council’s ‘Sport, Leisure and Health’ newsletter.
- 24 November 2022: ESCAPE-pain announce Wokingham Borough Council as November’s ‘Site of the Month’.
- 15 November 2022: Michael Hurley, Clinical Director of ESCAPE-pain, attended ‘Healthy Ageing UK 2022’ and spoke on a panel discussing ‘Overcoming challenges in the Fitness and Leisure Sector’. Watch here.
- 31 October 2022: ESCAPE-pain announce Age UK Somerset as October’s ‘Site of the Month‘.
- 24 October 2022: ESCAPE-pain featured in article, “People have more confidence to manage their musculoskeletal conditions thanks to exercise programme”.
- 19 October 2022: ESCAPE-pain mentioned in a press release by Welsh Government. Patients boosted by innovations in musculoskeletal health: New and improved methods of managing Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis are benefitting people across Wales.