Clients - do you suffer from knee/hip or back pain?

Join our ESCAPE-Pain education and exercise course.

If you're a Livewell client and suffer with osteoarthritis, then this course is for you. Find out information to better manage knee, hip or low back pain and take part in a gentle, individualised exercise programme that matches your needs and pace.

ESCAPE-pain stands for Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain using Exercise and is a rehabilitation programme providing education and exercise to help and encourage people with self-management of their pain. ESCAPE-pain is approved by NICE and supported by NHS England and Arthritis Research UK. It’s a group programme tailored to individual needs with strong evidence to support the benefits of taking part in regular exercise and education for self-management.

It’s important that you attend all the sessions to get the most out of the programme to help reduce pain and improve mobility and wellbeing safely.

  • Sessions are delivered twice weekly  
  • There is a fixed cohort starting and finishing together

Our next 6-week course will be delivered by advisors, Aimee, Kirsty, Stuart and Andy alongside leaders from Moorways Sports Village (Everyone Active).

  • Wednesday 8 May to Friday 14 June 2024
  • Meet and Greet session to meet advisors/course leaders, ask questions, have a tour and find out more on Weds 1 May 11.45am-12.45pm
  • Every Wednesday and Friday for five weeks 11.45am-12.45pm (no sessions 29 and 31 May)
  • Moorways Sports Village, Moor Lane, Derby DE24 9HY

Booking details

Livewell clients - use our new self-serve booking tool.  If you have any difficulties, call 01332 641254 or email [email protected]

Non clients can pay to join the course as a Moorways customer or through their GP Exercise Referral Scheme.  email [email protected] for details.

Read about former Client of the Month, Jacqui and the difference the course has made to her weight loss and quality of life.

Client feedback...

“Escape Pain has been the best course/support I've had. The content - mix of exercise and info and sharing is spot-on. The staff are amazing, knowledgeable, supportive, inclusive, encouraging. Good to have choice of knee, back, hip, but I've concentrated on knee."

"It's been a massive help to my mobility, coping with my chronic ongoing pain and increasing confidence in what I do. The combined back, hip and knee course works really well for me as I struggle with back and knee issues. All the staff are extremely helpful and encouraging plus all ensure the exercises being done correctly."

“It was nice to not feel I was alone, struggling with pain, and being around people that understand, and are in similar situations. It was good they joined back and hip together. It's definitely made me feel a lot better mentally and physically.  On odd days, I'm still having flare ups but I understand them a bit better. Thank you for such a pleasant six weeks. I will miss it.”

“I enjoyed the Escape Pain classes.  Livewell and Everyone Active teams are so lovely and helpful.  The sessions have helped me to find better ways to manage my back pain through information and ways to exercise." 

"There was obvious improvement in strength, balance and confidence around the knees after a few weeks of exercises. This provided the kick start I required to participate in further exercise in my own time."

"The course was excellent, it was holistic, theory as well as practice covered. It was well paced, pitched at the right level, and enjoyable – effective without being over strenuous."

"The sessions provided a gentle variety of exercises, there was support and guidance on good technique and the instructors were informative and helpful."

Picture of Escape Pain exercise session at Moorways Sports Village