Postnatal Acupuncture

Postnatal Acupuncture Physiotherapy in Sheffield

Our WomanKind Postnatal Acupuncture service at Katie Bell Physiotherapy supports women through their postnatal recovery with a treatment plan tailored towards individual conditions and concerns. Our specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapists are here to help you get back to your best, both mentally and physically.

What is Postnatal Acupuncture?

Postnatal acupuncture is a specialist Physiotherapy use of acupuncture techniques to aid postnatal recovery. Our qualified Physiotherapists can help to ease pregnancy-related aches and pains, dysfunctions, anxiety, and fatigue.

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Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Who is Postnatal Acupuncture For?

Postnatal Acupuncture is suitable for women at least 2-4 weeks postpartum. Before booking a Postnatal Acupuncture appointment, we recommend speaking with a consultant to ensure that you are suitable for the treatment, especially if you have a blood/bleeding disorder.

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How Can Postnatal Acupuncture Help?

Postnatal acupuncture can help to ease a wide range of symptoms relating to pregnancy and childbirth, as well as other musculoskeletal pains, and mental health issues.  

  • Pain management
    • Back pain
    • Sciatica
    • Pelvic pain or pelvic floor pain
    • Carpal tunnel 
    • Neck pain
  • Addresses bladder and bowel dysfunction
  • Aids recovery from perineal trauma
  • May help to aid symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue

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What to Expect From Postnatal Acupuncture

At your first appointment, we’ll assess your condition, and diagnose the cause of your pain or dysfunction. We’ll then discuss how acupuncture could benefit your symptoms and provide a tailored care plan. 

Your first needling session will be shorter than usual – around 20 minutes – to check your tolerance and to ensure that the treatment is appropriate. It will also give you an idea of what to expect going forwards. If all is well, your next sessions will be extended to the full session length. 

During an acupuncture session, needles are inserted around the site relating to your symptoms, as well as in other areas of your body, such as your hands and feet, which have positive effects throughout the body. 

When dressing for your session, bear in mind where your symptoms are, and wear clothing which makes these areas easily accessible.

Antenatal Acupuncture

Our WomanKind Antenatal Acupuncture clinic at Katie Bell Physiotherapy in Sheffield is tailored to help women throughout the second and third trimester of pregnancy with pain management. Our specialist Acupuncture Physiotherapists are trained to help and support women throughout their pregnancy. The service can help with a range of symptoms typically experienced throughout pregnancy as well as some mental health problems.

Learn more about our Antenatal Acupuncture service here.


Meet our team

Our postnatal acupuncture services are carried out by….

Women's Health Physiotherapist Sheffield

Emily Elgar

Emily is our Pelvic Health Clinical Specialist and Clinical Lead. She has over 10 years’ experience working in Pelvic Health (Obstetrics and Gynaecology), across a range of settings from a large teaching hospital, to remote community clinics. 

Emily has been with the Katie Bell team right from the start, and has since expanded her skills to include acupuncture, myofascial release, and professional coaching alongside classical pelvic health skills which reflects her combined approach to physiotherapy.

“I love not only helping women find the practical solutions to their pelvic and obstetric health challenges, but also helping them find their unique recipe for wellness. So often in clinic I hear that patients didn’t realise there was so much they could do to impact their symptoms. When a women comes in having taken control of their health they change in everyway. I love when she tells you about how she is physically better and feels it, but then talks about all the ways she understands her body more. There’s a lot of power in that, not just the one fix but embracing your health for life.”


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