Escape-pain Courses (Lordswood Leisure Centre)

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ESCAPE-pain stands for Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain using Exercise. It is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates education and exercise.

ESCAPE-pain for knees and hips

This 5 week course is a group exercise and education programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. The course 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.


Tuesday 14th November 1pm and Thursdays 1pm for 5 weeks both sessions need attending weekly.

Where: Lordswood Leisure Centre 

Cost £3.00 a session

Email: to register your interest.


Escape pain criteria:

  • Patients over 45 years of age with chronic joint pain Hip and Knee (at least 3 months’ duration).
  • Clinical diagnosis of osteoarthritis.
  • No contraindications to carrying out a regular exercise programme.
  • Would benefit from a group-based rehabilitation programme with exercise.

Independently mobile and able to participate in a group-based exercise programme with minimal supervision