Squeezy NHS pelvic floor app (for women)

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

Squeezy NHS Pelvic Floor  By NHS and Living With Ltd
Features
  • Audio and visual exercise guides
  • Customisable exercise plan
  • Bladder diary
  • Education and information
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Cost $6.49 ($NZ)

What does the app do?

The app comes with a preset exercise plan comprising 10 slow exercises followed by 10 quick repetitions. You need to set your reminders so you can easily remember to do your exercises throughout the day. You are recommended to these 3 times a day (or as directed by your pelvic health specialist). The app has visuals of balloons with different colours indicate when you should squeeze and relax. The app also has a sound or vibrate mode.  

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PROS CONS 

✔ Developed with input from Women’s Health Physiotherapists, uses evidence-based research and is approved by the NHS (public health system in the UK)

✔ Comprehensive educational information and instructions.

✔ Visual and auditory guided pelvic floor exercises. Has a default exercise program with both quick and slow contractions. This can be customised by a physiotherapist.

✔ Bladder diary with entries for inputs, outputs, incontinence and level of urinary urgency.

✔ Exercises are recorded automatically so you can track your progress.

✔ Reminders

✘  Costs $6.49

✘ A financial grant was received from a drug company, but it was unrestricted. 

✘ Can’t export exercise records.

✘ You can export the bladder diary into PDF or print to your wireless printer. The share option doesn’t allow you to link to other apps like email or any cloud provider.

✘ No section on bladder retraining for those with urge incontinence.

Privacy and security

The app has a privacy policy. Some information is collected. 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: 2.5.0
Download size: 17 MB
Updated on: 2/07/2018

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Last reviewed: 24 Sep 2018