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Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain using Exercise.

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

Latest news & tweets

  • 20 October, 2023: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board won the excellence in rehabilitation award at the ‘Advancing Healthcare Awards Cymru 2023’ for their live well service co-delivering psychologically informed, activity-based health behaviour change programmes, like their ESCAPE-pain programme, for people with Long Term Conditions.
  • 2 October, 2023: Eastern Leisure Centre shortlisted by UK active for the ‘Local and Regional Centre of the Year’ award for their continued work with the NHS on the ESCAPE-pain programme, Cancer Rehab and Exercise Referral Schemes to reduce waiting lists. Read more.
  • 28 September, 2023: ESCAPE-pain announced East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) as ‘Site of the month’ for September, to recognise the years of hard work and dedication to improving patient care.
  • 7 September, 2023: Redditch ‘ESCAPE-pain programme’ to launch this month reported by The Redditch Advertiser.
  • 7 September, 2023: ESCAPE-pain recommended as a great course for those suffering with chronic joint pain by Martin Russel within The Scarborough News article ‘Scarborough Sports Village to host vital blood pressure check in bid to reduce deaths’.
  • 6 September, 2023: ‘New ESCAPE-pain programme set to launch in Redditch’ reported by The Redditch Standard.
  • August, 2023: ESCAPE-pain featured alongside Orthopaedic Research UK, Good Boost, ukactive and Arthritis Action within the Department for Culture, Media & Sport’s ‘Get Active: A strategy for the future of sport and physical activity’ for the work on ‘Musculoskeletal hubs in the community’.
  • 23 August, 2023: Community Leisure UK featured High Life Highland for winning the ESCAPE-pain site of the month award in article; High Life Highland awarded ‘Site of the Month’ for impactful delivery of ESCAPE-pain programme.
  • 16 August, 2023: high Life Highland feature ESCAPE-pain’s ‘Site of the month’ in article; ‘High Life Highland awarded ‘site of the month’ for impactful delivery of ESCAPE-pain programme’.
  • 16 August, 2023: ESCAPE-pain programme launched in Tarka Leisure. Devon Live reported; ‘Tarka Leisure launches new exercise programme to help people with joint pain’. Read the full article. 
  • 14 August, 2023: ESCAPE-pain featured by leisure opportunities in article ‘Musculoskeletal rehab programmes are turning health clubs into health hubs’.
  • 03 August, 2023: ESCAPE-pain announced High Life Highland as ‘Site of the month’ for July, following the recognition of their ESCAPE-pain programme at the High Life Highland awards.
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We hope our free-to-use ESCAPE-pain Online programme and smartphone app can help people remain active and manage their joint pain. Learn more about our digital support tools.