Learning the Ropes
An introduction to Caring for Circus Artists for All Healthcare Providers
Circus arts has been growing exponentially in the last decade. These new athletes and artists will walk into your space with their own unique perspective.
Learn simple ways that you can make this community feel comfortable and to trust you with their care.
Speaking the language of these artists and understanding their needs can help you stand out and excel in their care.
Through an hour long lecture and recorded Q&A afterwards you will learn about:
- Common and ways circus artists are injured
- Challenges these artists face in seeking care
- Highlights of what makes this population special
- How you can expand your practice to include circus artists
- Why NOW is the perfect time to get involved in this amazing community
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