ESCAPE Pain classes

Exercise classes for knee and hip pain

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 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

Select an area to find out more

South Tyneside

Venues Each programme consists of 2 sessions per week, for 6 weeks (12 sessions in total). Unfortunately, if you have missed the start date for a programme, you will not be able to start part way through. You will need to…

Newcastle – Gateshead

Venues Classes are currently run at the following venues Molineux Street NHS Centre, Byker Freeman Hospital, Newcastle HealthWORKS, Benwell Deckham Village Hall, Gateshead How to access You can request a referral through TIMS by phoning 0191 4452643 or visiting the…

County Durham

Classes are currently run at Bishop Auckland Hospital through the County Durham Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (CDIMS). More sites are coming soon. How to access You can request a referral by completing the self-referral form through the County Durham Integrated Musculoskeletal…


Classes are starting early in 2020 and will be delivered through imagine physiotherapy, a private rehabilitation provider. How to access There are currently two ways to access classes in Darlington. If you work for Darlington Council you can request a…

North Tees

Classes are currently run at North Tees Hospital and Hartlepool Hospital through the Physiotherapy team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. How to access You can request a referral by asking your GP to refer you to physiotherapy…


Classes are currently delivered at three Active Northumberland leisure centres – Concordia in Cramlington, Blyth Sports Centre and Wentworth Leisure Centre in Hexham. There is a small cost to attend. £20 (standard) or £10 (concession) for 12 sessions over 6…


Classes are currently run at Penrith Leisure Centre and Brampton War Memorial Hospital. How to access You can request a referral by self-referring into physiotherapy. Forms may be available on your GPs website, or you can ask your GP surgery…

ESCAPE Pain – South Tees

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