Squeezy for women: NHS pelvic floor app

Squeezy for women: NHS pelvic floor app

  • An app to help women do exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles.
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Squeezy for women: NHS pelvic floor app By NHS and Living With Ltd


  • Audio and visual exercise guides.
  • Customisable exercise plan.
  • Bladder diary.
  • Education and information.
Clinical review 

5 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy

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Cost Paid
How to get the app

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.  

For the app description go to Google Play(external link)iTunes(external link) or the app website(external link) and for a detailed review, see reviews below.

(Living With Health, UK, 2018)


✔ 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.


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.

Clinical review

5 star review

: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, RNZCGP
Date of review: September 2018
Platform: Android
Version: 2.5.0

Comments: This app is useful for women with weak pelvic floors, especially those with incontinence. It is designed to help women do pelvic floor exercises, and it does this very well. It is particularly useful for women with stress incontinence. It allows for a self-guided or physiotherapist-guided exercise program, with extensive information, instructions and reminders. There is also a bladder diary section. It is very high quality and it appears that a great deal of effort has gone into its development. There is no free version available, but I think it is good value at $6.49.
The main downside that I could see was that there was no section on bladder retraining for those with urge incontinence.If you’re a man get the men’s version called “Squeezy Men." 
Safety concerns: No safety concerns. There is information about when you should see your doctor.
New Zealand relevance: The app is developed for the NHS in the UK, however it is still definitely relevant for the NZ context. It also has links to relevant organisations in NZ.


Squeezy(external link) NHS UK

Disclaimer: The NZ Health App Library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

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