Enabling Self-management
and Coping with Arthritic Pain
using Exercise

Class locations for knee and hip pain

Face-to-face classes

We are very pleased to announce that the first face-to-face classes in England, for the ESCAPE-pain knees and hips programme, have restarted in Liverpool, courtesy of Healthiness Ltd. We know of other sites aiming to restart in the coming weeks and months so please keep an eye on our site map below for more updates. A BLUE icon indicates a site delivering face-to-face classes.

Virtual classes

Thirteen sites, with several more to follow, have been delivering a virtual programme based on ESCAPE-pain with people 'attending' their classes via Zoom or Attend Anywhere, or other similar platforms. Group sizes are between 3-6 and seem to be going down very well with participants and facilitators alike, but as you might expect the technology can sometimes be challenging!  If you would like to know if your local site is offering a virtual programme please keep an eye on our site map below for updates. A RED icon indicates a site delivering virtual classes.

Most other ESCAPE-pain classes are still paused as many physiotherapy departments have not yet started up group classes, and many leisure sites are still slowly reopening and not yet returned to full services. We look forward to working with these sites when the situation improves to get classes back up and running. A GREEN icon on the map below indicates a site that has not yet returned to delivering ESCAPE-pain classes.

If classes are not yet an option in your area we would encourage you to use one of our digital support tools. ​

For any queries and support please contact us on hello@escape-pain.org




How to use the map: 

  • On the top right of the map, click on this symbol  


  • The map should now have opened larger in a new page
  • On the left side of the page click on the search symbol    
  • Type in your postcode and press enter, then click on the ‘move to map’ address that comes up
  • Use the +/- symbols in the bottom left of the map to zoom in/ out, so you can see the nearest class to you
  • Click on the star icon nearest your location and the information on that site will pop up in the left hand column.
  •  Click and hold while moving your cursor to change your view of the map

Once you have located a class you are interested in attending, we advise that you call the department / organisation that is running the class and ask what their referral pathway is. Some locations will allow you to self-refer while others will require that you are referred in through your GP.

Alternatively, you can email hello@escape-pain.org with your postcode and we will provide you with the details of any ESCAPE-pain for knees and hips classes being delivered near your location.


If you are looking for ESCAPE-pain for backs classes, please view the site map


Page last reviewed: 2 December 2020. Page last updated: 2 December 2020. Next review date: January 2021