Dr. Emily Scherb, PT, DPT is a physical therapist with a lifelong passion for aerial arts.

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Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts

The only anatomy book written specifically for aerialists; it is an illustrated guide to the strength, flexibility, training, and injury prevention that you need.

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Dr. Emily Scherb’s book Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is now available for pre-order! Emily has written the first anatomy book specifically for aerialists. Learn how your body works when it is hanging, inverting, climbing, or doing a hipkey.


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Upcoming Workshops & Events


Book Signing Event – St. Louis

Sep 30, 2018 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Circus Harmony, St. Louis MO

Performing Artists

Work With Your Body: Practical Anatomy for Aerial Artists

Oct 4, 2018 | Full-day workshop
Sky Gym in Atlanta, GA


Book Signing Event – ACE Conference

Oct 4, 2018 | 7 pm
The Solarium Decatur, GA

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