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Balancing the Diaphragms
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 9:00 AM to Thursday, July 21, 2022, 5:00 PM EST
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Balancing the Diaphragms
Course Location: Walpole, ME USA
Course Date(s): July 19 - 21, 2022
Course Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm each day
Course Instructor(s): Julie Hammond and Fiona Palmer
Organizational Host: Anatomy Trains
Registration Fees: $650 / $750 after June 19th
Registration Process: Register on the website
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: 888-546-3747 / 207-563-7121
IASI CE Credits: 21 Category 1



Course Description: 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 diaphragmsAn experiential sense of the structuresMovement education for your client’s self-carePosture analysis on how these diaphragm’s support each otherThe importance of starting positions for client treatment & homeworkManual techniques for each of the diaphragmsA love and clear understanding of the anatomy of the diaphragms

Instructor Bio(s): Julie Hammond lives in Western Australia with her husband and 3 children. She is Director and leadteacher 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.