Enabling Self-management
and Coping with Arthritic Pain
using Exercise

Personal Stories

It's important for us to share and celebrate how the programme is helping people take control of their joint pain, self-manage their condition, and return to more physically active lives. See and read below how ESCAPE-pain participants are changing their lives. 



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 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. 


Latest News 

18 July 2019 - 'Holmes Chapel pensioner transforms her life with ESCAPE-pain class' - read how Joan Allard transformed her quality of life in the Knutsford Guardian


Radio interview 

  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Regina attended the ESCAPE-pain programme run by Mytime Active. Hear how the programme helped her gain her independence back and enabled her to become physically active again - going from relying on a wheelchair to joining a Zumba class.



  • Gillian attended the ESCAPE-pain programme run by Mytime Active. Hear how the programme helped her realise she could help herself and how she took control of her condition using the self-management tips and tools she learnt whilst on the six-week programme.



  • Thousands of people have completed the ESCAPE-pain programme. Hear from past participants about how the programme has helped their pain.



  • Better Care for Osteoarthritis - see what participants from Everybody Sport & Recreation Limited, one of our leisure sector providers, are saying about their experiences of the programme.



  • More feedback from ESCAPE-pain participants who attended the programme run by Everybody Sport & Recreation in Crewe - hear how the programme helped them with their joint pain.



  • NHS Trust first in the country to translate ‘ESCAPE-pain’ chronic joint pain programme into Gujarati. Physiotherapist’s at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust have successfully translated a rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic knee and hip pain into Gujarati for the first time.



Case Studies 


Here are some examples of people who have completed the ESCAPE-pain programme and how it has impacted on their lives. Please click on each case study to see a larger format.



Recent tweets 


Health Innovation @HINSouthLondon, Oct 11, 2019: @BBCLondonNews talks to ESCAPE-pain participant Regina Yillah about how the programme has helped move her from a wheelchair user, to an occasional walking stick user. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2nB9Tdh #NationalArthritisWeek @escape_pain @VersusArthritis

Emma Challans @emmachallans, Oct 11, 2019: ESCAPE pain featured on @BBCNews this morning. An amazing 6 week programme supported by your local @AHSNNetwork @YHAHSN Fantastic results to help people health and wellbeing and live a better life. ✔️ @escape_pain @proud2bOps

Claire Grundy @ClaireGrundy7, Oct 8, 2019: One of my favourite sessions of the week! The @escape_pain program! Partnership working and the clients see real benefits from the program! #physiotherapy #Arthritis @refreshbwd

Jacquelyn @Jacquelyn1967, Oct 7, 2019: Waiting to start my @escape_pain journey at my local hospital. After hearing so many good things about it, it cannot come fast enough! It's not right feeling so bad all the time #Arthritis

Adrianne Phebey @PhysioPhebes, Jul 6, 2019: A sunny walking football session for the @escape_pain group at @ESHT_MSK this week. 3 are now looking to join a local team in Hastings! #loveactivityhateexercise @HINSouthLondon @CSPSouthEast @OneYouESussex

Kirsty Laird OT @kirstylairdOT, Jul 4, 2019: My mum has just completed the first @escape_pain course in Brough, Hull @HullHospitals and she cannot rate the course enough, definitely worth attending if your lucky enough to have a course running on your area



Web page last updated: 30 October 2019

Web page last reviewed: 30 October 2019