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

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Dr. Emily Scherb’s book Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is now available! 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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Are Injuries in Circus Normal?

What is common is not normal. Have you ever worked with anyone that trains a circus discipline, literally any kind of discipline from juggling to hand balancing, from teeterboard to trapeze? If so, you have probably seen someone with an injury or nagging condition or, of course, pain.


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Cylinder of Support: The Look and Feel of Circus Strong

What does it mean to “engage your core,” “pull your belly in” or even “hollow body”? We often assume we know what these shorthand phrases mean to our patients/students/instructors, but what do we really want? What are we asking the muscles to do?


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Breath, Movement, and Strength in the New Year

On my last day in the clinic in 2020 I was working with a contortionist and we got to talking about breath and how we can use it to support our movement. The concept of breathing out to get through a difficult moment seems appropriate for reflecting on 2020. So as we all took a […]


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