Enabling Self-management and Coping
with Arthritic Pain using Exercise


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. 


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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:

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: hello@escape-pain.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 hello@escape-pain.org to request a copy.


Website quicklinks


If you have any comments or feedback please contact us at hello@escape-pain.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.




Contact us by email at hello@escape-pain.org for more information.

Webpage last reviewed: 07 October 2019

Webpage last updated: 07 October 2019



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