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Balancing the Diaphragms - June 3-4 '23

Treating Pelvic Dysfunction With a Global Lens

"I'm delighted to be hosting this workshop Balancing The Diaphragms, taught by my teachers Julie Hammond and Fiona Palmer. It will be the first time they teach this fascinating workshop in Europe! I can't wait. I hope to see you there"

Course Description


Balancing the Diaphragms was brought together by Julie Hammond and Fiona Palmer who 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 two-day workshop will introduce you to the concept of the five diaphragms and you will gain an understanding of 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-centered 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 course will take you through the anatomy of the five 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 diaphragms support each other

  • The importance of starting positions for client treatment and homework

  • Manual and movement techniques for each of the diaphragms

  • A love and clear understanding of the anatomy of the diaphragm


Balancing the Diaphragms - June 3-4


June 3rd: 9.00 - 16.30 

June 4th: 9.00 - 16.30 

De Roos

Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 183

1071 BW Amsterdam


Early bird price:   425 EUR (until March 8th)

Regular price:      525 EUR (from March 8th onwards)



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Julie Hammond

Julie Hammond lives in Western Australia with her husband and 3 children. She is Director and Lead Teacher of Anatomy Trains Australia & New Zealand and has been a bodyworker for the past 22 years. She is a certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner, organised the first Australian Fascia Symposium in 2020 and is co-founder 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, Julie is fascinated with the connection between each of these parts of the body and the influence they have on each other. She currently looking at the connection between the 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. Julie is currently studying Medical Science.


Fiona Palmer

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, allowing 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


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