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ESCAPE-pain for BACKS FREE Education and Exercise remote sessions

We are working towards delivery of this programme again in the New Year 2022 when we will be delivering a new 6 week programme.

To "register your interest" please complete the registration form below, or contact us directly on 01527 881404 or email

Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain using Exercise

ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It 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. 

  • Reduces pain
  • Improves physical function
  • Improves the psychosocial consequences of pain
  • Reduces healthcare and utilisation costs.

Bromsgrove District Council are working with the Health Innovation Network to bring these evidence based sessions to your locality.

If you would like to register your interest in joining the next programme or to book a place please just call 01527 881404

You can also access the ESCAPE-pain website here. 

Participant endorsement

“52 year old Jane from Bromsgrove said. “I enjoyed the exercises and being able to chat with the other people in the group about living with Arthritis”  “I feel my operated knee, even though still painful, has become stronger through attending the sessions” “I am going to keep up with the exercises”

"61 year old Diane from Redditch said "The exercises were manageable and we were inducted well, given individual encouragement and advise.  The "group element" enabled a feeling of shared endeavour and we were able to compare, share and network.  This is so much better than the isolated physiotherapy that I had been given prior to this.  This programme works and has inspired me to look for more exercise classes to join.  I also now understand my problem and have been enabled to take measures, make adjustments to my movement and posture and partially manage it.  A superb instructor too!"

How do I sign up?

Please complete online form

Online form

Please complete and submit

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I can take the necessary details over the phone, it will only take a couple of minutes.

If you would like to join this programme please call Hayley Gwilliam on 01527 881404