Enabling Self-management
and Coping with Arthritic Pain
using Exercise

Personal Stories

We are very pleased to release two NEW participant case studies that were filmed earlier this year.

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 what Regina and Gillian had to say about their experience of the ESCAPE-pain programme. 




  • NEW VIDEO: 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.



  • NEW VIDEO: 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.



Webpage last updated: 18 April 2019