Pelvic floor exercise apps

Bladder control problems can occur in men and women, although it occurs more commonly in women. In women, doing pelvic floor muscle exercises on a regular basis has been shown to improve muscle strength and urinary continence problems. In men, pelvic floor exercises are not commonly recommended, although they can strengthen the muscles that empty the bladder. In addition, there is some evidence that pelvic floor exercises can be helpful for erectile dysfunction and so it could be considered in this context. The following apps on pelvic floor exercises have been reviewed. 

App Features Clinical score
Squeezy NHS pelvic floor app

 
  • Aimed at women
  • Audio and visual exercise guides
  • Customisable exercise plan
  • Tracking and monitoring
  • Education and information
  • Designed by physiotherapists
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: $6.49 ($NZ)
  • Read more about Squeezy NHS pelvic floor app
Kegel Kat 
  • Gamification
  • Fun and interactive
  • Training plans
  • Workout diary
  • Reminders
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free/ $4.39  
  • Read more about Kegel Kat 

Kegel Trainer - Exercises

  • Aimed at men and women 
  • Free version is very basic
  • Paid version has a full exercise program with gradually increasing difficulty, exercise log and customisable levels.
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: basic free; paid upgrade
  • Read more about Kegel Trainer - Exercises   
Free version:




Paid version:

Squeezy for men app

 
  • Aimed at men
  • Audio and visual exercise guides
  • Customisable exercise plan
  • Education and information
  • Designed by physiotherapists
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: $6.49 ($NZ)
  • Read more about Squeezy for men app
Pelvic floor first app

 
  • Aimed at women
  • General exercise videos incorporating a variety of muscles - does not isolate the pelvic floor
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about Pelvic floor first app
Two out of five stars

References

  1. Sudol NT, Adams-Piper E, Perry R, et al. In Search of Mobile Applications for Patients With Pelvic Floor Disorders. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Dec 7
Last reviewed: 24 Sep 2018