Balancing the Diaphragms


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  • July 19 – 21, 2022
  • Walpole, ME, USA
  • This course is intended for Manual Therapists & Movement Professionals.
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Balancing the Diaphragms: Treating pelvic dysfunction with a global lens

presented by Julie Hammond and Fiona Palmer

Julie and Fiona both have a passion in Women’s Health and collaboration between health professionals as well as treating Women’s Health problems through a global lens. They both have over twenty years of clinical practice experience and combined their thoughts to develop Balancing the Diaphragms.

This three-day workshop will introduce you to the concept of the five diaphragms and understand how all these areas are linked. We will dive into the anatomy of each of the diaphragms. Focusing on the relationships between the diaphragms and how we cannot treat one area without thinking about these relationships. A pelvic floor problem is never just a pelvic floor problem, and we look at how other factors need to be looked at when working with pelvic floor pain and dysfunction. Within this workshop, we will look at the importance of collaboration between Health professionals for client-centred therapy and the need for integrated multimodal treatment protocols.

This workshop is recommended for health professionals who want to know more about global strategies and understand the connection between these important areas. It is suitable for manual and movement therapists, looking at the latest research and relevant anatomy, how to translate this research into clinical practice through movement, self-release and manual therapy.

This workshop will take you through the anatomy of the 5 diaphragms as well as experiencing the links between these structures.

You will leave with:

  • An understanding of communication between the diaphragms
  • An experiential sense of the structures
  • Movement education for your client’s self-care
  • Posture analysis on how these diaphragm’s support each other
  • The importance of starting positions for client treatment & homework
  • Manual techniques for each of the diaphragms
  • A love and clear understanding of the anatomy of the diaphragms
Julie Hammond lives in Western Australia with her husband and 3 children. She is Director and lead
teacher of Anatomy Trains Australia and New Zealand and has been a bodyworker for the 22 years. She is a certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner, organised the first Australian Fascia symposium in 2020 and cofounder of Balancing the Diaphragms. She has a passion for women’s health and due to her love of anatomy, she has participated in many dissections. With a special interest in the feet, pelvis and jaw and is fascinated with the connection between each of these parts of the body and the influence they have on each other. She is currently looking at the connection between pelvic floor health and arch support, or lack of, and how she can help women improve the function of the pelvis from the ground up. She is currently studying medical science.
Fiona Palmer has been a movement therapist for the last twenty-five years, and bodyworker for more than twenty years. Her client base of rehabilitating after injury, surgery, childbirth has become her passion. Fiona’s background is in clinical Pilates, pelvic floor dysfunction and low back pain. She runs a busy clinic in Clare’s small bustling town in Suffolk and runs an online Pilates and hypopressive breathing and postural exercise business. She is an Anatomy Trains teacher, which allows her to share her passion for anatomy and the body. Fiona has found that a more “holistic” or global approach seems to offer more significant benefits in the long term. The links between the diaphragms became more interesting when she started introducing hypopressive exercise into her exercise programme.

Please check with the office before making non-refundable travel arrangements, on the chance that the course is under-enrolled and may be canceled. 


DatesJul 19 – 21, 2022
LocationWalpole, ME, USA
VenueAnatomy Trains Classroom
Address180 Clark's Cove Rd.
Walpole, ME, 04573
Class Times

9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

Teacher(s)Julie Hammond, Fiona Palmer
TuitionEarly bird price of $650 held until June 19th, 2022 / $750 thereafter
Credits Earned21 CEs IASI - cat 1; 21 CEs NCBTMB
Cancellation FeeUp to 30 days prior, full refund less $100 admin fee; less than 30 days prior, nonrefundable.
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