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Free exercise classes for knee and hip pain

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Do you have hip and knee pain?

Has it lasted more than 3 months?

Are you over 45?

Do you feel you might benefit from a supervised exercise class to help you to gain confidence and manage your pain better?

If so, you might be interested in joining an ESCAPE Pain class.

ESCAPE Pain is a free 6-week programme that uses exercise, education and strategies to help you increase your ability to exercise and manage your hip and knee joint pain better.

Completing this programme will help you to:

  • carry out normal activities
  • manage your symptoms
  • become more active
  • continue to exercise

Find out more about ESCAPE-Pain

Patient testimonials

"I know my knees are stronger because of the work on my muscles and I intend to carry on with the exercises and gym work"

"It has given me the confidence to exercise more than I thought possible at my age and due to the fact that I have osteoarthritis"

"I have benefitted 100% from the class. My right knee is much improved and I have a training programme to help me with the rest of my life"

Watch the video below to hear how the programme helped Regina gain her independence back and allowed her to become physically active again.

Partnered organisations 

  • Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC)
  • South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Versus Arthritis
  • Health Innovation Network
  • NHS Right Care

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