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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

  • 30 April, 2024: Bromsgrove Council’s Sports Development Team announce scheme ‘Move in May’ to showcase ways for residents to get more active ahead of the summer. During this time, they will be showcasing the ESCAPE-pain programme. Read the full article. 
  • 25 April, 2024: ESCAPE-pain announce Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS) and South Tyneside Council as ‘Site of the month‘ for April following the continued success of their ESCAPE-pain programme.
  • 17 April, 2024: My Time Active launched wellbeing hubs, including the ESCAPE-pain and Good Boost programmes, at two of their golf clubs to support the local community. Find out more here and read the full article.
  • 16 April, 2024: Horizon Leisure Centre crowned ‘Community Business of the Year’ and the Portsmouth Business Awards for their work on community led initiatives, including delivering the ESCAPE-pain programme. Read the full article here. 
  • 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.
  • 03 April, 2024: ESCAPE-pain classes started at Mansfield Leisure Centre in April. Read the article.
  • 18 March, 2024: ESCAPE-pain mentioned on pg. 61 in ARMA’s ‘Act Now report on MSK Inequalities’ as a method of supporting people with joint pain. Read the full report.

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.