Free pain relief sessions for those in need in Bromsgrove - The Bromsgrove Standard

Free pain relief sessions for those in need in Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Editorial 22nd Feb, 2024 Updated: 22nd Feb, 2024   0

FREE pain management classes will be on offer for Bromsgrove residents throughout 2024 thanks to collaboration between the council and an orthopaedic research charity.

The ESCAPE-Pain sessions are designed to help alleviate knee, hip, and back pain for those living with Arthritis and joint issues.

Bromsgrove District Council are working with Orthopaedic Research UK to bring the professionally led classes to Bromsgrove Leisure Centre (Monday at 2.15pm and Wednesday at 3.15pm).

The course aims to help participants understand their condition and develop self-management skills, whilst using a progressive exercise programme to encourage safe and sensible exercise as part of a pain management strategy.

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

“Having providers who understand what they are going through and are sensitive to the struggles they face is integral to creating a safe and welcoming environment.




“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 begin in February, followed by another in June. Courses consist of twelve sessions across six weeks.


Visit https://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/things-to-do/active-bromsgrove/health-exercise-sessions/community-exercise-sessions/escape-pain.aspx for more information.

Contact Hayley Gwilliam on 01527 881404 or email [email protected] for more information.

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