Lewisham develop “Squeezy” pelvic floor App

Lewisham develop “Squeezy” pelvic floor App

An NHS Trust has developed an iPhone app aimed at informing women how to perform pelvic floor exercises.

The “Squeezy” app was developed through a collaboration between Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and digital innovations company Propagator. Priced at £2.99, the app is currently available from the app store, but it is soon to be rolled out for Android devices.

The app contains advice and information on how and when to exercise, plus links to relevant websites and details on how to access physiotherapy.

It has been designed especially for women who are being treated by a women's health physiotherapist, and includes sections to enable women to configure the app to match their own exercise schedule and reminders of when to exercise.

There is also an audiovisual guide to support women while exercising and a page to record which exercises they have completed, so that physios can monitor compliance at treatment sessions.

‘I really believe this app will support women and physiotherapists with the management of pelvic floor dysfunction as well as encouraging women to seek treatment,’ said Ms Robson.

Original Source CSP

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