Join us for this boot camp to help you find the muscles you should be hanging from, get them strong, and improve your aerial skills.
With each of four sets of exercises of this course you will learn about all of the aspects of hanging you need to have perfect form. Shoulder positional and alignment awareness; shoulder mobility; rotator cuff strength and stability; and scapular stability.
For each exercise you will have the opportunity to see a video demonstration and then record your own performance for review and critique by physical therapist Dr. Emily Scherb, a circus medicine specialist.
This program will jump start your shoulder strength to give you a strong fundamental on which you can build all of your other skills!
Note: The schedule for this first course of 2019 will be slightly altered due to Emily's travel schedule. (She is going on her honeymoon!!!) Emily will be unreachable from January 25, 2019 through February 11, 2019. If you would prefer to start this course after this time please email [email protected] to be notified of the next start date.
Dr. Emily Scherb is a physical therapist with a lifelong passion for understanding human movement.
She’s been a practicing aerialist for over twenty-five 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, releases in 2018.