Squeezy is launching a pelvic health physio directory!
Our new directory will make it easier for people living with bladder, bowel or pelvic health problems to find and access qualified physiotherapists so they can get support they need to get better.
Help us reduce the number of people suffering in silence.
It’s ridiculous people wait 6.5 years* before seeking help
*National Association for Continence
To change this, we want to increase awareness and accessibility to pelvic health physiotherapists, like you.
1. Raising awareness
We want pelvic health information to be readily available, simple to find and easy to consume – so people can identify their problem and understand that solutions are available.
The team behind Squeezy and Living With Pelvic Health have been busy at work creating resources to do just that.
2. Making pelvic health physiotherapists accessible
Knowing where to start can seem insurmountable for some. Not everyone knows what kind of clinician they need to see or that physiotherapy for your pelvic floor muscles even exists!
We want to make it easier for people to find credible pelvic health physiotherapists – so they feel comfortable and confident that they have found the right physio for their specific needs.
This is where you come in
By joining our directory, you’re helping more people gain access to credible qualified physiotherapists.
How will it work?
The Squeezy Pelvic Health Physio Directory will live on a brand new, built for purpose Squeezy website. (One that actually works on mobile! Finally!)
The website will still hold everything a patient needs to know about how to download Squeezy. Plus, we’re adding some new educational content for patients to help them understand what they can do to get and stay dry.
The directory will live along side these resources helping create a hub full of delicious pelvic health goodness that will satiate anyone’s appetite for pelvic floor muscle exercise knowledge.
We’ll promote the directory alongside Squeezy helping connect the dots so people know that help is available and easy to find.
The directory will be searchable based on criteria such as location and condition. Certifications such as POGP full and affiliate membership will be highlighted on profiles (and verified behind the scenes every year). Once a person finds a physio that suits their needs, they can see how to get in touch.
How will patients get in touch?
Although we do not display your contact details on the directory, we do ask for them during the sign up process. We do this so we can stay in touch with you to keep your listing up to date* and forward enquiries to private physios.
*Its really important to us is that we keep the information on our directory accurate and up to date. An out of date directory is about as much use as an umbrella with a hole in it. And in this case, both of those things aren’t helping anyone stay dry.
How will this make a difference?
Having more people understanding that there is help available and how they can access, will also hopefully help us build a foundation for change on a larger scale.
Our goal is to raise awareness that it’s okay to get help, to get everyone doing their PFMEs daily and make the 6.5-year stat a thing of the past!
For NHS physios:
We want to increase awareness about pelvic health physiotherapy as a service and educate people about their pelvic health treatment options. Plus, help increase transparency of the pathway to NHS clinics.
For private physios:
We want to help raise your profile and the profile of your clinic to connect you with more potential clients in your area who need help.
Aren’t there other directories available currently? How is this different?
We are uniquely positioned for a couple of key reasons:
We have more than 30,000 people using our app on a monthly basis. 71% of which are using independently.
We only list pelvic health physios who are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Plus, we’re working with POGP and others to verify additional qualifications on an ongoing basis.
Our directory is voluntary (and keeping it up to date is important to us) which means if a person gets in touch, they’ll receive a response from someone who actively wants to help.
We have a track record for connecting the NHS, healthcare professionals and patients. The Squeezy Directory is an extension of just that.
Great! How do I register?
To be listed on the Squeezy Pelvic Health Physio Directory, all you have to do is register and fill in your professional and clinic details (via the button below). We’ll take care of the rest.
What happens once I register and submit my details for the Directory?
With the help of POGP and a physio consultant, we will review and verify the information that you have submitted to ensure that you meet the criteria of the directory and your membership status is up to date.
What is the criteria for physios to be listed in the Squeezy Directory?
We require that all physios listed in the Squeezy Directory be members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
I saw there’s a deadline on 15 September, can I register after that?
Yes, you can register after the 15 September. We are using the 15 September as a deadline so we get as many physios to signed up before we launch it to the public. The more physios we have registered at the time of launch, the better our chances are of giving people from all over the UK a positive experience when they first use the Squeezy Directory.
You can help us increase our ability to make this a positive experience by helping us spread the word about the Squeezy Directory with your physio colleagues and friends. The more physios registered, the more people can find help near them!
How will the Squeezy Directory be kept up to date?
We’ll keep in touch annually to check that your profile information is still accurate. And you will always be more than welcome to get in touch with us on email@example.com at any stage to update your information.
What if I register and then change my mind?
You can get in touch with us at any point on firstname.lastname@example.org to update your listing or remove and delete it entirely.
As a private physio, what kind of commitment will this be?
Our aim is that the Squeezy Directory will make it easy for people to get help. So as a result of being listed, our hope is that more potential clients will be getting in touch with you about your services. And, as with any potential client, we’d ask that you respond to their enquiries within a reasonable amount of time. Our recommended response time is between 24 – 72 hours.
If you find that you’re overwhelmed with enquiries, we’re on hand to help. Email us at email@example.com and we can help you sort it out.
Do I need permission as an NHS physio?
As with any public information, we advise speaking with your director or colleagues about your directory listing. If you submit information in the meantime, we’re on hand and happy to make updates should anything need a slight tweak. Just get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can global physios take part?
We wish everyone could, but we are starting in the UK only for now so we can verify that we are listing qualified physios. Because different countries have different criteria for physios, we need to figure out how best to maintain the verification process before we can extend the directory globally.