Jill Zimmerman, DPT utilizes a movement based approach she unravels the layers of poor posture, dysfunctional breathing patterns, stress, and body mechanics to discover the underlying cause of aches and pains. The birth of her child sparked a special interest in pelvic floor function and diastasis recti and has been incredibly influential in her everyday work.
Currently Jill offers online consultations where she helps people find the root cause of hard to solve struggles with their body. She is also available to consult with trainers, therapists, yoga instructors or other wellness professionals who want to learn more about my methodology or need advice in helping a client or patient of their own.
IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
What is diastasis recti?
What are common considerations people could take into account regarding healing/correcting their diastasis?
How you can test yourself for diastasis recti
The emphasis for creating alignment & how we organize pressure
The body takes the path of least resistance
The pelvic floor function (also leaking, prolapse)
The three diaphragms in the body (glotis, respiratory, and pelvic floor)
Compensation tension patterns people have to deal w/ the physical demands of life
When belly breathing isn’t necessarily the ideal breathing strategy
What is normal “at-rest” breathing?
Why “pull your belly button in towards your spine” isn’t an effective coaching cue
Muscle guarding and abdominal gripping (and GI issues / gut inflammation/ED disorders) – recruiting more muscle tension than is necessary for the task at hand
The importance of fully exhaling (to avoid stacked breath)
Jill’s traumatic birth story
Tension shifting theory