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Dr Emma Hargreaves

  • Diploma in Physiotherapy 1986 – Newcastle Polytechnic
  • BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Studies 1992 – Northumbria University
  • PG Cert Women’s Health Physiotherapy 2002 – Bradford University
  • PhD Feasibility, safety and acceptability of Acupuncture for Overactive Bladder (OAB) Symptoms 2023 – Northumbria University

Hello, I am a physiotherapist with nearly forty years of experience in the NHS, for the last 22 years I have specialised in Pelvic Health treating a wide range of conditions but with a particular interest in continence. I have seen first-hand the effect these sometimes-hidden conditions can have on people’s physical and mental well-being, and the difference that often simple interventions can make their life experience. 

I undertook acupuncture training 10 years ago with Carl, immediately seeing the benefits that it could offer my patients. My interest in acupuncture has transformed my practice. I have gone on to undertake a PhD studying the impact of acupuncture on OAB symptoms which included leading a Cochrane Interventional Review. My PhD studies re-invigorated my love of learning and taught me valuable lessons in appraising research. 

I am convinced that acupuncture can be successfully aligned alongside other therapeutic measures to enhance patient care and efficient use of resources. As part of a quality improvement project, I introduced a multi-bed acupuncture clinic for OAB in an NHS setting reducing waiting times for treatment by 90%. I have recently started working with Breeze Academy full time as a course tutor, teaching on the Entry, Foundation and Pelvic Health courses. I look forward to meeting new course delegates and passing on my experience and enthusiasm for acupuncture. 

Emma's courses

Acupuncture & Dry Needling (CPD)

Acupuncture & Dry Needling in Pelvic Health

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