Joanna Figg-Latham

Joanna Figg-Latham

Osteopath in Dorchester

Dorset based Joanna Figg-Latham qualified with 1st class honours at the European School of Osteopathy in Kent and gained an integrated Masters degree in Osteopathy. After qualifying as an osteopath, Joanna trained in sports massage and studied postgraduate Medical Acupuncture. She is passionate about using her skills to help with the stresses and strains of work and everyday life, and enthusiastic in treating patients of all ages. Joanna is knowledgeable, approachable and eager to identify the cause of your complaint and return your body to optimal health.

Joanna offers osteopathic treatment, medical acupuncture, sports massage and therapeutic ultrasound to help alleviate your pain and discomfort. She is passionate about using her skills to address stresses and strains in the body resulting from work and everyday life. Joanna has her own practice in The Poundbury Clinic, Middlemarsh Street, Poundbury, Dorchester. Further information can be found at

Background & Qualifications

Osteopathy M.ost, D.O. Bsc and Masters level combined. Registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and Member of the Institute of Osteopathy (IO).
Medical acupuncture foundation, certificate and diploma level with (BMAS) and certificate (Gentle Touch). Joanna is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS).
Sports Massage Diploma (ITEC)

My Specialisms

Medical Acupuncture
Sports Massage

Additionally I offer ultrasound and electro acupuncture as adjuncts to osteopathy and acupuncture treatments.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Joanna will meet with you and discuss your complaint and take your case history at your initial appointment. It is important to know more about you and your life as osteopathy considers the whole body and how you are using it in life, not just its parts. Joanna then look for health in you rather than just your pain. She will discuss different approaches with you to help you decide which you are happy with as there are a wide variety of techniques all of which are gentle and shouldn't cause more discomfort. Hands-on treatment can relieve a range of problems such as acute and chronic back pain, sciatica - trapped nerves, neck pain, shoulder complaints, joint, ligament and muscular pain, sports injuries and a number of conditions.

You may need further treatments depending on your condition and how long you have had your complaint. It could be you require a review and general treatment rather than having a specific problem to resolve.

Medical, or modern, acupuncture is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture. It involves the insertion of needles for muscular pain relief and to stimulate the nervous system to relieve pain, promote healing and relax you. Very often, tight painful bands within a muscle, called a ‘trigger points', cause pain to be experienced at a distance from the trigger point itself. This and other conditions are suitable for treatment by acupuncture. Fine, disposable single-use needles are inserted into points in the body and gently moved. Although the sensation varies from person to person, it is usually painless and relieves discomfort.

Caring Osteopathy offers osteopathy and medical acupuncture to people of all ages. Joanna is listed with major insurance companies and her premises and practice are fully insured.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Acupressure In Person Please Call
Acupuncture In Person Please Call
Massage Therapy In Person Please Call
Osteopathy In Person Please Call

Additional Rate Information

Please refer to my information page on the website or call me on 07748 757392 for full enquiries.