ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant.
It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.
The programme will not completely cure your pain. It aims to reduce your pain, improve your physical function, as well as your confidence in your ability to manage your condition.
Cardiff and Vale offers two separate ESCAPE Pain programmes:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board offers the ESCAPE Pain Programme for back pain at the following locations:
If you are interested in participating in any of the above programmes, please complete the referral form below. You will be contacted by telephone in the coming weeks to book your place on your chosen leisure centre.
ESCAPEE events are follow-up exercise sessions for people who have attended the ESCAPE Pain programme for hip, knee or back pain. Graduates of ESCAPE are welcome to drop into any of these sessions.
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