Balancing the Diaphragms Workshop

Course Introduction Video

Introduction

Introduction

Balancing the Diaphragms is a brand new workshop that Julie Hammond, Director & Lead Teacher of Anatomy Trains Australia and NZ and Fiona Palmer, Certified Anatomy Trains UK Teacher have developed to bring together the many therapists working in women’s health, back pain and breathing disorders.

The workshop will look at how the balance of each diaphragm is important for overall health and well-being, it will reveal the connection between them and the effect they have on each other and the effect imbalance in one of these diaphragms can have further along the chain, for example, how problems in the feet could be affecting pelvic floor integrity.

It is widely acknowledged that 1 in 3 women will experience pelvic floor dysfunction?  This workshop looks holistically at the global picture of women's health and looks at the connections between the diaphragms of the body.

On the workshop we will look at the anatomy and function of these diaphragms. We will body read and assess the area and then offer either a manual or movement technique and take home exercises.

This workshop is for all types of health professionals who specialise in one piece of the puzzle and our aim is to bring everybody together. It is also open to movement and manual therapists and will look at the anatomy and function of these diaphragms. We will body read and assess the area and then offer either a manual or movement technique and take home exercises. We look at how problems lower down the chain can affect the function and integrity of the pelvic floor. What if the pelvic floor is hypertonic how is this going to affect the balance of the feet and foot function. We also have to look higher up the chain. The person who is not taking a full breath, the person who is clenching their jaw these things all have an effect on the diaphragms below. 

Communication is the key, looking at the knock-on effects each part of the puzzle has with the other pieces. It should be noted that much of what you will learn is not limited to purely women’s health issues.