Pelvic floor first app

An app to help women do exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles.

Pelvic Floor First Continence Foundation of Australia
Features
  • General exercise videos incorporating a variety of muscles
    (does not isolate the pelvic floor)

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Clinical review Two out of five stars
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Cost Free

What does the app do?

This app comprises a series of general exercise videos such as low cardio impact, arm and leg raises and shoulder stretch. It also has a video describing the anatomy of the pelvic floor muscles and how it helps to maintain bladder and bowel control.

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PROS CONS 

✔ Multiple general exercise videos with a timer.

✔ Can play music on your phone

✘ The app is mainly filled with general exercise instruction videos. There is very limited instruction on how to isolate and contract your pelvic floor.

✘ It has a timer for the general exercises but none for the pelvic floor contraction exercise.

✘ It doesn’t tell you how many weeks you should do it for before you should see a benefit.

✘ The app recommends 10 sets of 3-10 second holds, which is generally less than the trials which are generally three sets of 8-12 contractions sustained for 8-10 seconds.

✘ The app was very buggy across three different devices I tried, videos would take a long time to download or not download at all.

✘ No section on bladder training for urge incontinence, or any education section about the different types of incontinence.

✘ No section on pelvic pain.

✘ No reminders.

Privacy and security

The app does not have a privacy or security statement. The app does not collect any 'personal' information. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps

Review details

Date of review: September 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 2.0.0
Download size: 47 MB
Last updated: March 2018

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Last reviewed: 19 Sep 2018