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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

  • 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.

This #FeelGoodFriday #ESCAPEpain are celebrating a participant who attended the programme at @WokinghamBC. They gained confidence and improved their mobility to complete everyday activities! 🦵🦵

#MSK #FridayFeeling #LiveBetterDoMore

We welcome the inclusion of poor #MSK as one of the 6 major conditions contributing to the burden of disease that leads to people spending more years in ill health. We look forward to engaging with @DHSCgovuk to help shape this new strategy. @escape_pain

Are you a #clinician or #leisure #provider interested in implementing #ESCAPEpain in 2023? Our funding application toolkit guides providers on how to apply for funding to deliver #ESCAPEpain!


#ESCAPEpain's 2023 training dates are now live!

Did you know the knee, hip and back training is accredited by @cimspa and trained ESCAPE-pain facilitators, that are members of this professional body, are now eligible for 10 CPD points!

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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.