Circus medicine education to fuse your passion and occupation for a career you LOVE.
This course is for clinicians (and those about to be) to gain the confidence you need to help circus artists get back to what they love AND build a niche practice that makes you excited to go to work.
Over eight weeks we will be breaking down what makes circus artists different. We'll touch on everything from how they approach their training and their body, how (and when) they present with injuries, what the most common injuries are, and how to get them back to training.
You will get to meet and interact with guest lecturers from complementary fields who know circus bodies and can speak about challenges that are unique to the circus population population
AND we will work on building relationships in your community to become a trusted care provider and get clients in the door.
Dr. Emily Scherb is a physical therapist with a lifelong passion for understanding human movement.
She’s been a practicing aerialist for almost 30 years and has dangled from balloons, danced in the air, and swung from trapezes. That background inspired her to specialize her practice on circus and aerial artists. She has a proven track record of helping patients who have not seen results with traditional physical therapy due to her unique perspective on how the body works both on the ground and in the air.
As an educator, she travels the country teaching circus artists, instructors, and healthcare professionals about the unique physical demands and challenges of training the body to do incredible feats.
She received her graduate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and now lives in Seattle, where she works with professional and pre-professional circus artists through her positions as Resident Physical Therapist at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts and as the Company Physical Therapist for the contemporary circus company Acrobatic Conundrum.
Her first book, Applied Anatomy of Aerial Artists was released in August 2018