Programme update:

Our ESCAPE-pain Knee and Hip will be resuming in October from Crewe, Macclesfield and Congleton for customers who were already participating in a programme or registered to join prior to lockdown.

From the 5th October, these customers will be contacted by our health team and informed the programme is resuming along with our new procedures/guidance and terms and conditions.

This will be kept under review, when we are able to reopen referrals, in order to access these programmes it will be via referral only and you must be referred by a health professional e.g GP, Physio etc, at the moment self referral is not available.

Virtual ESCAPE-pain Knee and Hip is also available, an ongoing service for those who are not ready to return to our face to face ESCAPE-pain programme. This is available for customers who were already participating in ESCAPE-pain or registered to join prior to lockdown. If this is an option you would like to take part in, please discuss this with our health team when they call you who will be able to give you all the information.

Find out more here about our most recent update on our Everybody Healthy services and frequently asked questions.

Do you have hip and/or knee pain? If yes, join our funded, 6 week, evidenced based rehabilitation programme, ESCAPE-pain to help you to manage your joint pain or osteoarthritis.

ESCAPE-Pain is a funded, 6 week, evidenced based rehabilitation programme, sometimes called the ‘knee or hip class’, designed to reduce pain and disability for people with chronic joint pain or Osteoarthritis.

The 6 week programme includes:

  • Receiving information, advice and support from our qualified ESCAPE-Pain Instructor’s to help better manage your chronic joint pain and lead a more active life.
  • Take part in a group exercise programme, twice a week over 6 weeks, tailored to your individual needs.
  • A chance to socialise with and learn from other people living with Osteoarthritis.
  • Will result in you being able to carry out normal activities, manage symptoms and be more active.

The benefits of ESCAPE-pain:

  • Reduces pain
  • Improves physical function
  • Improves mental wellbeing, self-confidence and self-esteem

Are you eligible? 

  • Aged over 55 years
  • Have knee and/or hip pain for more than 3 months
  • Independently mobile and able to carry out regular exercise
  • Committed to taking part in 2 classes per week over 6 weeks and returning for a final session on week 12.

On joining the programme you will have a telephone consultation where we will take your details, tell you about the programme and complete a questionnaire regarding your condition.

What our members say about ESCAPE-pain:


If you would like to find out more, email: [email protected], phone: 07976855797 and a member of the health team will be in touch.

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