Balancing The Diaphragms was developed by Julie Hammond and Fiona Palmer based on their teaching and clinical practice experience. They are both Anatomy Trains Teachers with a love of anatomy and in particular women’s health.
In clinical practice, they have both been looking at global treatments for the pelvic floor and getting great results. It was while attending a dissection together in Arizona, looking at the pelvic floor/ diaphragm and connections between these structures that they decided to put their experience and passion into a workshop.
Balancing the Diaphragms workshop focuses on the connections between the five diaphragms in the body. Along with the feet, an honorary diaphragm and the functional relationship with the pelvis and structures above. The respiratory diaphragm or the pelvic diaphragm for that matter can’t just be viewed and treated in isolation; they are part of a bigger picture.
The workshops are recommended for health professionals who have a particular interest in women’s health and would like to know more about global strategies as well as understand the connection between these critical areas. We currently offer two different workshops:
We have a one-day introduction for manual and movement therapists and a two-day workshop for manual therapists.