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? 

  • Resident aged over 55 years
  • Have knee and/or hip pain for at least 6 months
  • Inactive doing less than 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise weekly
  • 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 be asked to attend a pre-introduction session to:

  • Meet your ESCAPE-Pain Instructor
  • Familiarise yourself with the facility
  • Learn about the programme and what you will experience during the 6 week course.
  • Complete a questionnaire regarding your condition.

Don’t meet the eligibility criteria? Don’t worry, come and join our ESCAPE-pain circuit classes:

ESCAPE-pain Circuits is a weekly exercise class for people with osteoarthritis/chronic joint pain in the knee, hip or both. Specific exercises for the knee or hip will be incorporated to help you to cope with pain management, whilst improving strength and fitness.

Location: Crewe Lifestyle Centre

Days: Mondays

Time: 11:30 – 12:45

Cost: £3.60 per class or free for Everybody members

Spaces are limited so please contact us to book, you can contact the centre directly on: 01270 685580 or book online here.

Check out our free sessions and blog on how exercise can help manage your pain for World Arthritis Day




What our members say about ESCAPE-pain:


Classes are available at various times and locations:

Holmes Chapel Community CentreMondays & Wednesdays1.30-2.30pm
Macclesfield Leisure Centre Mondays & Fridays2.30-3.30pm
Crewe Lifestyle CentreTuesdays & Fridays1.30-2.30pm



Spaces are limited so please contact us to book your place:

For further information please fill in the form below, email: or phone: 01270 685589.

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