Joanna Figg-Latham M.ost., D.O. registered Osteopath and Medical Acupuncturist, qualified with 1st class masters’ degree at the European School of Osteopathy. Joanna treats a range of musculo-skeletal conditions and strives to ensure her practise is evidence-informed.

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.

Since graduating, Joanna has qualified with the British Medical Acupuncture Society so she employs either stand-alone acupuncture integrated into osteopathy and massage treatments. She also possesses a Diploma in Sports Massage and is qualified to use therapeutic ultrasound for the relief of musculo-skeletal pain. As a registered osteopath she attends courses for her continuing professional development and enjoys keeping her skills up-to-date.

Joanna is passionate about how her treatment may help with the stresses and strains of work and everyday life and is enthusiastic for promoting health in patients of all ages. Joanna is approachable and eager to identify the cause of complaints and return your body to optimal health, using gentle techniques and taking your individual preference into account.

Joanna has worked in Kent and Sussex before relocating to Dorset where she now offers the opportunity for treatments both at Cheselbourne and ‘The Rooms’ in Poundbury. Joanna also works at the well-respected Trinity Practice in Shaftesbury. 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’.

Joanna is looking forward to meeting you, and, should you wish to discuss your enquiry before making a booking you are welcome to contact Caring Osteopathy and talk to her first.