Skip to main content

ESCAPE-pain app

ESCAPE-pain have recently relaunched the ESCAPE-pain app for Android and iOS devices. Please note you will need to redownload these Apps on your devices (if you have anything downloaded before 2023). If you have created a Webapp account (after 9.3.23) your same account details will work to ‘sign in’ on the iOS or Android App versions of the programme.

Please do contact us with any questions or comments:

The ESCAPE-pain app is a free resource produced in the NHS by Orthopaedic Research UK, the Health Innovation Network and Pixelfield.  It is available on Android smartphones, iPhones and tablets. It complements the well-established face-to-face programme that is being delivered in hundreds of sites across the United Kingdom.

The ESCAPE-pain app is intended to be used as a support tool for people who have already attended the face-to-face programme and serves as an aide memoir to enable participants to continue to exercise safely in their homes afterwards. The app also helps people access the programme if they are unable to attend a class or don’t have a class nearby.

The app contains

  • Exercise videos: simple and easy to follow exercise videos with clear instructions. They have been developed to show people how to do exercises safely in their own homes.
  • Educational videos: engaging animations that give simple advice and information to help people learn about how to better manage their condition.
  • Individual progress chart: to track progress and exercise completion to see improvements over time.​

Download the app

To download, search for ‘ESCAPE-pain’ on Google Play or iOS app store.

Please note: The ESCAPE-pain app is a support tool, provided for reference only. It is therefore, not to be used as the sole basis for treatment, prescription and care of your condition and health. It should be used in conjunction with the advice and professional judgment of your GP or other healthcare practitioner.

Some tips on using the app

  • The programme is structured as two sessions per week, over six consecutive weeks. It works best when you complete the first two sessions within the first seven days (week 1) of creating your account.
  • Each session has an education video and a variety of exercises you can do at home. Each exercise has a video with written and spoken instructions. Each video also has a timer and you can enter in the number of repetitions you’ve completed.
  • Only register your account when you are ready to start the programme, as the clock starts ticking for week 1.
  • Complete the pre-questionnaires in full, firstly after signing up and secondly in the final week of the programme.
  • If you miss a number of sessions because of illness or flare ups, then you can restart the programme and your progress will reset.