Squeezy

With over 450,000 downloads and huge clinic savings, Squeezy is the sector-leading app that helps patients improve their pelvic health.

Squeezy app

Source: results from five service evaluations

The Situation

people worldwide suffer from the effects of pelvic floor dysfunction
1 million
people in the UK are living with bladder problems
1 million
additional adults in the UK suffer with some form of bowel problem
1 million
of women are living with urinary incontinence and only 1 in 5 of those affected seek help
1 %

The Squeezy Solution

Squeezy is available EITHER as a self-management app to help people with stress or mixed urinary incontinence OR as Squeezy Connect, which provides a population health solution to national, regional and single clinic needs by enabling them to provide patients with a free and connected version of the Squeezy app. It is available both in a Squeezy Connect version and in a Squeezy Connect ‘Maternity’ version.

What it is

Squeezy is an app store product purchased by consumers for their self-management. It helps women and men complete their pelvic floor exercise programmes to improve their health outcomes. Squeezy is in the top 20 highest selling paid apps in the UK Apple app store (2019, 2020 and 2021). It is also featured as one of the top paid apps in the “Top Apps of 2021” for the UK App Store Awards in December 2021.

Successes

Over 90% of Squeezy users increase the frequency of their pelvic floor muscle exercises. 78% of users have experienced some improvements in their condition since using Squeezy.

What Users Can Do

  • Keep a symptom diary
  • Follow a pre-set exercise plan which follows NICE guidelines
  • Tailor their exercise plan
  • Use visual guides to support exercise adherence
Squeezy user

What it is

Squeezy Connect is an evidence-based, award-winning, NHS-endorsed digital therapeutic that can be given by clinicians to patients to prevent and treat pelvic health issues at scale.

Successes

Squeezy Connect is more cost effective than any other solution. Service evaluations show:
  • Reductions in surgeries.
  • DNAs decreasing by 22% for patients using LWPH versus patients not using the app in 12 months.3
  • An average increase of over 50% in adherence to Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises (PFME) programmes.
  • An improvement of over 25% in ICIQ-UI outcomes versus TAU.
  • Approximate annual cost savings of between £50,000 and £75,000 per Trust.1,3

What Clinicians can do

  • Invite patients securely to use the patient app
  • Set an exercise plan
  • Monitor adherence to exercise plans
  • Monitor bladder & bowel diaries
  • Monitor outcomes
  • Save time & costs
  • Improve adherence
  • Deliver better outcomes
  • Improve patient experience
  • Optimise your interventions

Sources: (1) Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh, and (3) Barts Health NHS Trust

What it is

Squeezy Maternity is a streamlined version of Squeezy Connect that is specially designed for pre- and post-natal pelvic health care. Squeezy Maternity targets the issues women may encounter as a result of pregnancy.

It is an app focused on prevention and cure: specifically of prolapse, bladder and bowel incontinence.

Benefits

  • Saving time & costs
  • Improving adherence
  • Delivering better outcomes
  • Improving patient experience

What Clinicians can do

  • Set an exercise plan
  • Monitor adherence to exercise plans
  • Monitor bladder & bowel diaries

Squeezy for Clinics

One of the biggest challenges for people with pelvic floor dysfunction is they find it difficult to remember appointments and to do their exercises. The Squeezy Connect and Squeezy Maternity patient app provides patients with a range of features to understand, track and manage their condition.

Clinicians can use Squeezy on its own, or combine it with one or more of our bladder, bowel and prostate products. This adaptability is in place to improve patient outcomes and optimise clinical efficiency.

Benefits

The benefits of using Squeezy Connect for clinics include:

Squeezy Connect

Results and Feedback

Clinician Feedback

“[Squeezy Connect] has made it much easier to follow up a patient’s progress using the clinician interface. The summary adherence view is very useful. It has made my job easier in managing patients.”

Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust

Patient Feedback

“Yes, I was definitely more motivated to do my exercises with the app, especially knowing [my clinician] could monitor my activity. This encouraged me to keep at it consistently.”

Patient from Northern Trust

Clinician Feedback

“Would love to manage all rehab patients this way”

Heidi Ridsdale, Clinical Lead and Respiratory Physio at Camden NHS Trust

“The proportion of people needing further help is really high. We’re finding that half of the patients we discharge from hospital are still experiencing significant symptoms after three months. There are simply not enough staff and resources to reach everyone recovering from COVID-19 who are in need of using traditional models of care, such as face-to-face appointments. This tool allows us to provide high-quality treatment to large numbers of patients simultaneously.”

Respiratory physician Dr Paul Pfeffer, Barts Health NHS Trust

“The mental health component of the digital tool is just as important as the physical, and we are finding that the symptoms are often interrelated – for instance, if you’re feeling anxious you may be less likely to eat well, which may lead to further tiredness, which further impacts your mood and so on. A core feature of the recovery tool is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) delivered by psychologists to help with anxiety.”

Psychologist Dr Stuart Linke, UCL Primary Care and Population Health and Camden and Islington Mental Health NHS Trust

Patient Feedback

“Have found this app really helpful. It keeps me on track for all the exercises and if I can’t do a set when the reminder goes off, it’s there until I do them so I have 100% done every day. Highly recommend it.”

Anita via Google Play Store

“Absolutely love it. Simple, easy and effective. It shows clearly how to do the exercise properly with easy to follow visual prompts & discrete sounds. The exercise record keeps an accurate account of the exercises you have completed making it very difficult to lie to yourself about the amount you have actually done. A very useful tool.”

Jane via Google Play Store

“This app was recommended at my occupational therapy session and it’s fantastic. The reminders keep me on track and you can set it to your own pace. I would not be keeping up with my exercises without it. Absolutely recommend it.”

Howiemoo via Apple App Store

“Great app! It works well at reminding me do the exercises, and also works equally well at helping me through them. This app has been great for keeping me on track to reach my goal.”

Fiona via Google Play Store

“This app is excellent. It really makes me do my exercises regularly and has made a huge difference to my pelvic floor.”

Annie via Apple App Store