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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

  • 09 April, 2024: Horizon Leisure, which operates Havant leisure Centre and Waterlooville Leisure Centre, was crowned Community Business of the Year at the Portsmouth Business Awards, mentioning ESCAPE-pain as one of their successful health and wellbeing initiatives. Read the full article.  
  • 4 March, 2024: ESCAPE-pain announced Active Charnwood as ‘Site of the month’ for February recognising their work with Charnwood Borough Council on a successful pilot delivering the ESCAPE-pain programme.
  • 22 February, 2024: ESCAPE-pain featured in Bromsgrove Standard article: Free pain relief sessions for those in need in Bromsgrove.
  • 21 February, 2024: ESCAPE-pain was promoted through an article in the Bromsgrove Advertiser: Free arthritis pain management courses offered throughout 2024.
  • 21 February, 2024: ESCAPE-pain was featured in an article via BNN: Bromsgrove Launches Free Courses to Combat Arthritis Pain Through Exercise and Education
  • 19 February, 2024: ‘This is my therapy’: The workout group helping reduce pressure on the NHS.
  • 15 February, 2024: ESCAPE-pain’s back pain programme was promoted through an article featured on Macclesfield Nub News: Macclesfield: Programme for back pain support to relaunch this month.
  • February, 2024: Mytime Active mentioned in Well Nation Magazine in Issue 2, pg. 8, for their work in the MSK Hubs project and delivery of the ESCAPE-pain programme.
  • 12 February, 2024: Mytime Active highlighted by Community Leisure UK for their involvement in the MSK Hubs project and delivery of the ESCAPE-pain programme.
  • 1 February, 2024: Current chairman of UKactive and former NHS leader, Mike spoke to the Telegraph, promoting the need for programmes like ESCAPE-pain (MSK hubs) to move NHS appointments to gyms and swimming pools to get patients back to work. Read the full article.

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.