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Helping people with joint pain stay active

Posted: - 29th October 2019

Since April 2018, 500 patients have improved their quality of life as a result of receiving ESCAPE- pain training to help them manage their joint pain.

Chronic joint pain, or osteoarthritis, is a life inhibiting disease that affects one in five people over the age of 50 and one in two over 80. One in four GP appointments are estimated to be related to joint pain and 20% of GP time is spent helping people manage their joint pain.

There are currently 30 sites delivering ESCAPE-pain in the Yorkshire and Humber region: nine in Humber Coast & Vale, seven in West Yorkshire and Harrogate and four in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

Since October 2018, we have trained 63 facilitators including physiotherapists and fitness instructors working in a range of settings to suit local pathways.

Based on feedback from Yorkshire and Humber participants

• 75% have seen an improvement in pain

• 71% have seen an improvement in function

• 54% have seen an improvement in quality of life

ESCAPE-pain is a NICE-approved group rehabilitation programme for people with knee and/or hip osteoarthritis and features a tailored exercise programme supported by education sessions.

For more information please contact us