Anyone living with Arthritis or joint pain has been invited to a series of pain management courses throughout 2024.

Bromsgrove Sport and Leisure Centre will host the programme by ESCAPE-Pain, which is specifically designed for people suffering from knee, hip, or back pains.

The classes are a joint venture by Bromsgrove District Council and the Orthopaedic Research UK and aim to enable attendees to develop self-management skills in connection with progressive exercise as a strategy for pain management.


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Cabinet member for health and wellbeing, Cllr Shirley Webb, said: "Having access to specialist exercise classes is really important for residents who are currently living with long term pain.

"The sessions being free to attend is a massive added positive, removing the barriers to accessing specialist classes such as these is crucial to creating a population empowered to improve their own health and wellbeing."

The next course will start in February, before another in June.

They have been organised into twelve sessions over six weeks on Mondays at 2:15pm and Wednesdays at 3:15pm.

According to the council, ESCAPE-Pain is an evidence-based programme proven to minimise pain, enhance physical functionality, lessen the psychological impact of pain, and reduce healthcare costs.

To register for the next course, complete the online form on the council's website.

For more details, contact Hayley Gwilliam at 01527 881404 or email her at