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Escape Pain is an education and exercise programme for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis and low back pain. The ESCAPE Pain Programme was designed by Specialists for people with Osteoarthritis of the Hip and/ or Knee.

Each session has 2 elements:

1.            Topic of discussion (EG: Managing Flare Ups, Pacing Activities, Goal Setting…)

2.            Seated Warm Up/ Specific Exercises from the ESCAPE Programme/ Cool Down + Stretch

Sessions are delivered at Blyth Sports Centre, Tuesday, and Thursday 3:15-4:15pm.

Sessions are £3.50 per session (£2.00 per session if participant qualifies for concession rate).

Following the 6-week programme, we also offer an exit route into our Exercise Referral Scheme (offered across our 9 main sites within Active Northumberland). Which is more suited once participants have completed the ESCAPE Pain programme which certainly gives them a foundation to develop their movement and wellbeing.

You can request a referral through the Northumberland Joint Musculoskeletal and Pain Service (JMAPS) by calling 03301 244 652 and asking for ESCAPE pain.

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