Introduction to Balancing the Diaphragms
Balancing the Diaphragms is made up of a series of workshops starting with the introduction workshop looking globally at all the diaphragms, then leading into individual workshops on each diaphragm before putting it altogether. This workshop is an introduction to the concept of the five diaphragms and to understand how all these areas are linked. Its focus is on collaboration between health professionals, to expand your referral network and to understand how we cannot treat one without thinking about the others. A pelvic floor problem is never just a pelvic floor problem, we look at how other factors need to be looked at when working with pelvic floor pain and dysfunction.
This workshop is recommended for health professionals who want to know more about global strategies and get an understanding of the connection between these important areas.
It is suitable for manual and movement therapists and addresses client centered treatment and the need for integrated therapy. The importance of collaboration between health professionals for the long-term benefit for the client.
We will look at research, anatomy, experiential, client homework and connections in this introductory webinar.
About Julie Hammond:
Julie is director and lead teacher of Anatomy Trains Australia, she has been in the bodywork industry for over twenty years and still runs two busy practices in Western Australia. She is a self-confessed anatomy nerd with a passion for the pelvic floor and jaw anatomy and dysfunction.
It is through her clinical practice observations that Julie became interested in the link between the diaphragms in the body and how focusing on a more global approach achieved greater results with her clients. She teamed up with Fiona Palmer who is a UK Anatomy Trains teacher and Pilates teacher to develop Balancing the Diaphragms. Julie contributed a chapter to David Lesondak’s new book ‘Fascia, Function and Medical applications’. The chapter is based on a Structural Integration case study, on a client who had experienced pelvic floor pain and dysfunction after the birth of her son.
About Fiona Palmer:
Fiona Palmer is co-founder of Pilates East Anglia specializing in clinical and modified Pilates classes and 1-1 sessions, and practices Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) in the UK.
She is a fully certified APPI instructor (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) and Modern Pilates Instructor, Certified Anatomy Trains teacher, ATSI Therapist and Remedial Massage Therapist. Fiona has a passion for helping people achieve their best, which she brings to everything she teaches along with a great sense of humor and fun.