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Key Features

Mind & Body

As pain affects state of mind as well as physical state, participants receive physical and psychological therapies

Track Progress

Participants chart progress using self-assessment tools to find the most effective approach for them

Lasting Benefits

Preliminary clinical trials show effectiveness and participants report lasting benefits and high satisfaction ratings

Guided & Supported

Supportive pain-management experts guide participants through the program and explain how and why each technique can work

Flexible & Accessible

Web-based, on-demand, and easy to access from mobile, tablet or desktop, with no time limits or restrictions

Skills for Life

Participants develop pain management skills to apply in daily life and are encouraged with motivational emails

Flexible, accessible and on-demand

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What's on the program

Pathway through Arthritis helps participants improve the self-management of persistent pain and reduce the impact of arthritis on daily life. Individuals are led through 22-steps comprising of pre-recorded videos, exercises and assignments to practise in their own time.

The objective of the program is for participants to improve their health questionnaire scores for Anxiety (GAD-7), Depression (PHQ-9) and Musculoskeletal Health (MSK-HQ). This is achieved through the practice of pain self-management methods, exercise, lifestyle changes and cognitive approaches learnt throughout the program. 

We recommend participants aim to complete the program in a month, but it can be done at their own pace, taking breaks when needed. There are also set break points within the program to help pace progress.

By the end, participants will have gained knowledge and practical skills to foster over the long-term, which help to let go of the fear of pain and see there are ways and means to live a normal life again.


Participants meet the experts who will be guiding and supporting them, and learn about the mechanics of arthritis and the way we think about pain. We assess how arthritis pain is affecting different areas of their lives.

relaxation and meditation

Individuals explore and practice relaxation and meditation techniques to manage pain. Learn about the relationship between tension and pain and improve their approach to pain recovery activities such as sleep.

Psychological Tools

Participants learn to understand arthritis pain and fear it less. Re-examine their thoughts about pain and the situations they occur in. Explore ways to challenge and change unhelpful thinking about pain. 

Stretching Programme

We introduce a simple stretching program that helps participants manage persistent pain. Understand the physical effects and multiple benefits of stretching and practice simple exercises that improve body condition. 

Measuring and Assessing 

An individuals initial pain assessment also enables them to measure progress, see what is most effective and find the approach to pain management that works best. An optional confidential journal helps them to keep a private record of their struggles and achievements with pain management.


Continued access to the program library containing resources including The Home Stretching Programme and the Passive Relaxation Exercise.

The Pain Training Team

A multi-disciplinary expert team present the program on video, providing tips and practical advice to keep participants feeling supported and motivated. 

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  • Rheumatologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • General Practitioner
  • Mindfulness Specialist
  • Expert Patient - Osteoarthritis
  • Expert Patient - Rheumatoid arthritis

Participation by referral only

Pathway through Arthritis is only available to individuals via our licensed partners. We do not offer self-pay or other self-enrolment options. Our growing network of partners include healthcare services, workplaces, social enterprises, and other organisations who license our treatment programs for individuals in their catchment area or population.