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
- 7 July 2022: ESCAPE-pain featured in Health Innovation Network South London 2021/22 review; “Helping people with knee, hip and back pain”.
- 4 July 2022: ESCAPE-pain featured in article, “Health clubs on front line of healthcare in new initiative” by Community Leisure UK.
- 1 July 2022: ESCAPE-pain featured in article, “Consortium to transform leisure facilities into MSK hubs” by Arthritis and Muscloskeletal Alliance (ARMA).
- 1 July 2022: ESCAPE-pain featured; “UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) announces £20 million for more than 25 projects to develop products and services that meet the needs of us all as we age.” by UKRI.
- 1 July 2022: ESCAPE-pain join “UK health pilot to explore how untapped potential of leisure facilities could save millions from painful MSK conditions and billions for the NHS.”
- June 2022: ESCAPE-pain featured in report, “Improving Veterans MSK Rehabilitation Final Report” by Veteran Aware.