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

Join our virtual ESCAPE-Pain education and exercise courses.

If you're a LIvewell client and suffer with osteoarthritis, then these courses are for you. Find out information to better manage knee and/or hip or lower 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

There are two 5-week courses to choose from, one specialising in knee/hip pain and a new course for clients with chronic low back pain, both delivered by advisor, Aimee:

  • STARTING JANUARY 2022 - DATES TBC
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks
  • Both courses will be run at the Florence Nightingale Community Hospital on London Road

To register your interest, please email livewell@derby.gov.uk

* PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO LIVEWELL CLIENTS * 

Find out more about the NEW Back course.

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...

"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."