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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

  • 22 February, 2023: ESCAPE-pain and Orthopaedic Research UK support UK Active and leading bodies for health, sport, fitness and leisure, in urging the Prime Minister to intervene as grassroots facilities face ‘final straw’ if energy relief ends. Read the full press release.
  • 15 February, 2023: ESCAPE-pain featured in ARMA’s February Newsletter: ‘ESCAPE-pain part of framework to reduce community MSK waits’.
  • 15 February, 2023: ESCAPE-pain featured in ARMA’s February Newsletter: MSK Health inequalities resource page in MSK Health Equalities – Report of Roundtable.
  • 15 February, 2023: ESCAPE-pain featured in ARMA’s February Newsletter: Trailblazing Pilot Sees Musculoskeletal Programme Expand to 100 Leisure Centres as ukactive Ramps Up Activity Therapy Service.
  • 02 February, 2023: ESCAPE-pain featured on Leisure Opportunities website: Musculoskeletal health hub pilot expands to 100 sites as MSK cost to UK hits £5bn a year.
  • 31 January, 2023: ESCAPE-pain referenced within ARMA’s ‘Understanding musculoskeletal health for social prescribing’ Webinar.
  • 31 January, 2023: ESCAPE-pain featured in ukactive’s press release: Trailblazing pilot sees musculoskeletal programme expand to 100 leisure centres as ukactive ramps up activity therapy service.

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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.