ESCAPE-pain is a Free group-based, rehabilitation programme for the management of osteoarthritis of the knee and/or hip. It is available widely across the UK and is supported by NHS England and Versus Arthritis.

Classes are run by a physiotherapist or exercise professional, and delivered over 12 sessions (2 classes per week over 6 weeks). Each class integrates education and exercise:

Educational session (~20mins):

facilitated group discussion on self-management and coping strategies

Exercise regimen (~40mins): circuit-type, individualised and progressive

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BENEFITS – supported by clinical evidence

  • Reduces pain
  • Improves physical function
  • Improves mental well-being, self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Reduces healthcare and utilisation costs

East Riding classes-

  • Driffield Alfred Bean Hospital- Tuesday and Thursday 1.30-2.30
  • Goole Methodist Church- Tuesday and Thursday 12.30-1.30
  • Brough Blackburn Leisure Centre- Tuesday and Thursday 2.30-3.30
  • Hedon Rosedale Centre- Wednesday and Friday 2.30-3.30
  • Market Weighton Community Hall- Tuesday and Thursday 10.30-11.30
  • Pockington Rugby Club- Tuesday and Thursday 10.30-11.30


  • Aged 45 years or older
  • Chronic joint pain for at least 6 months
  • Needing a supervised exercise programme
  • Independently mobile and able to carry out regular exercise
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Enable you to manage your arthritis, helping you to carry out normal activities without fearing pain.

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Provide you with the skills and suggest ways to manage your symptoms more effectively.

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Help you to appreciate the benefits of simple exercise and encourage you to become more active.

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Work with you to plan your activities, and set yourself goals that will motivate you to continue exercising.

After completing the 6-week programme, you will be able to:

Carry out normal activities

Manage your symptoms

Become more active

Continue to exercise

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Weekends 9am-3pm.