ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain of the knees and/or hips, 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.
Robust evaluation shows that ESCAPE-pain:
- Reduces pain
- Improves physical function
- Improves the psychosocial consequences of pain
- Reduces healthcare and utilisation costs.
ESCAPE-pain class locations
ESCAPE-pain is currently running in 230 sites. Classes are being delivered in a variety of locations from hospital physiotherapy departments to leisure centres and gyms, from church halls to community centres. We update this map once every two weeks so if you can't find a site near you today keep checking here for updates.
Each icon on the map represents one site:
- A green icon means the site is ACTIVE
- A blue icon means the site is STARTING SOON - the planned start date is listed if we know this too.
Click on the icon to find the site details including name, address, postcode and how you can join the programme. Remember that each site will have it’s own process of how you can join their classes so we always recommend contacting the site directly to find out more about how you can join.
For full guidance on how best to use the map please see here.
Remember to use the #LiveBetterDoMore hashtag when tweeting or sharing any participant feedback. We'd love to hear more from you so if you have any personal stories to share and would like to tell us about your experience of the ESCAPE-pain programme or app email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newly revamped ESCAPE-pain resource for leisure and community providers
Following on from the interest after last week’s webinar, we are pleased to announce that we have revamped our Leisure Sector FAQ resource to incorporate new learnings from ESCAPE-pain leisure and community sites, including 4x case-studies.
If you are a leisure provider/operator interested in learning more about ESCAPE-pain and how to implement the programme in your organisation please email us at email@example.com to request a copy.
- Quicklink: Access your ESCAPE-pain Online account - the web-based version of the ESCAPE-pain app
If you have any comments or feedback please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Videos and Case Studies
ESCAPE-pain facilitators in East Riding were delighted to receive this letter of thanks from Marian who had recently completed the programme and made fantastic improvements.
Harrogate arthritis sufferer hails 'active' scheme - ESCAPE-pain participant Jill Quinn talks to Stray FM about her experience of the programme and how it has turned her life around. LISTEN NOW.
NEW VIDEO: Chris was diagnosed with arthritis in his hip. Hear him talk about his journey through the ESCAPE-pain programme run by Wiltshire Health and Care.
See below how Regina and Gillian took control of their joint pain, learnt to self-manage their condition, and returned to more physically active lives after completing the ESCAPE-pain programme.
For more videos and case studies visit our Personal Stories page.
27 August 2019 - "Six-week Winyates course to showcase new ways to escape pain" - read all about the next ESCAPE-pain programme starting up in early September in the Redditch Standard.
24 August 2019 - "Scheme to help beat pain in long-term sufferers continues in Redditch" - read all about the delivery of the ESCAPE-pain programme in Redditch covered by the Halesowen News, the Redditch & Alcester Advertiser and the Kidderminster Shuttle.
20 August 2019 - Hear Professor Mike Hurley speak about the ESCAPE-pain programme on BBC Suffolk Radio
20 August 2019 - 'New programme rolling out across Norfolk' - read on the KL FM website how ESCAPE-pain is expanding into Norfolk.
13 August 2019 - "ESCAPE-pain programme reaches 200 UK sites". This month the ESCAPE-pain programme launched its 200th site in the UK. It now operates in every region in England, with sites also operating in Wales and Northern Ireland. Over 13,000 people have attended the programme to date. Read more about the programme here.
18 July 2019 - 'Holmes Chapel pensioner transforms her life with ESCAPE-pain class' - read how Joan Allard transformed her quality of life in the Knutsford Guardian
3 July 2019 - 'New service introduced for Osteoarthritis patients in borough' - Read the Richmond and Twickenham Times' news piece on the local upcoming ESCAPE-pain sites.
20 June 2019 - We are proud to be listed in the new guidance launched on the 20 June by Public Health England, NHS England and Versus Arthritis on ‘Musculoskeletal health: 5 year prevention strategic framework’.
Contact us by email at email@example.com for more information.
Webpage last reviewed: 07 October 2019
Webpage last updated: 07 October 2019