Escape Pain health programme available for those with chronic pain

Working in partnership with Active for Health, Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) will be delivering Escape Pain sessions throughout the Royal Borough of Greenwich from late March.

Escape Pain is a self-management programme for those who have had chronic hip or knee pain for three months or more.

Chronic joint pain and stiffness is a key indicator for osteoarthritis. It can be tempting, for many, to stop all physical activity as it could cause pain. However, this programme is an opportunity to learn about joint pain, and will give the participants to tools to understand and manage their joint pain, and will help to create a safe exercise and self-management plan which will help to reduce pain.

Commissioned by the Health Innovation Network, this project up until last year was typically delivered in clinical settings such as hospitals. Last year, CACT and Active for Health teamed up to start delivering the programme in the community.

The programme takes place twice a week over six weeks, and the two-hour sessions are split between physical activity aiming to alleviate joint pain and 20 minutes of classroom-based learning about your joint pain.

The next course is starting on Tuesday 26 March, and is being held every Tuesday and Thursday until Tuesday 7 May.

If you’re over the age of 55 and have experienced hip or knee pain for three months or more, call Live Well Greenwich on 0800 470 4831 to book your place. 

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