Joanna Figg-Latham qualified with 1st class honours at the European School of Osteopathy in Kent and gained an integrated Masters degree in Osteopathy. Her prize-winning research into evidence-based treatment of low back pain led her to address an international research conference in Brazil in 2014. She has published her paper with the Journal of Manual Therapy, and, belongs to an N.C.O.R. (National Council Osteopathic Research) group. In this way Joanna ensures her practice is evidence-informed.

Since graduating, Joanna has qualified with the British Medical Acupuncture Society so she can offer integrated treatments with osteopathy and dry needling. She also possesses a Diploma in Sports Massage, is qualified to use therapeutic ultrasound for the relief of musculo-skeletal pain.

Joanna has worked in Kent and Sussex before relocating to Dorset where she works two days a week at the well-respected Trinity Practice in Shaftesbury. She now offers the opportunity for treatments both at Cheselbourne and ‘The Rooms’ in Poundbury. Whilst living in Tunbridge Wells Joanna volunteered at the award-winning Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre where she undertook training from Macmillan Cancer Support to support both those with cancer and their families.

An avid gardener and allotment holder, Joanna previously worked in illustrated book publishing for two decades on titles such as those for the Royal Horticultural Society. Then, prior to retraining into osteopathy, she qualified and worked for the National Trust and ran her own garden maintenance company. Joanna enjoys the creativity and energy involved in gardening and draws and paints the plants she grows. Joanna is a nature lover and enjoys coastal walking and bird watching.

‘My aim is to improve mobility and help return people to health, so that everyday activities can be enjoyed. It’s so inspiring when my approach is beneficial and builds peoples’ confidence in what they can do’.