Dr. Emily Scherb educates circus artists in how to correctly train their bodies to be strong and mobile while limiting injury. She teaches practical workshops that are accessible for recreational and performing artists, provides deeper instruction in intensive trainings, and explores the science of circus-specific movement biomechanics with medical and healthcare professionals.
In her trainings, you will learn how the body can accomplish amazing circus skills, what good form looks like, and why using good form is the best way to stay safe and build skills.
Each of these workshops is tailored to her audience and their desired outcome: gaining skills and mobility, understanding and correcting form, identifying movement pattern dysfunctions, or getting injured artists back to training.
These in-depth online circus medicine courses are the only ones of their kind! Dr. Emily Scherb, PT is a leader in the circus medicine field and provides the only clinical continuing education courses that address the specific needs of circus bodies. There are self-paced asynchronous options of various lengths and live webinar based programs to optimize your learning, improve you ability to break down aerial movements, communicate about circus bodies, and ensure circus artists get the things they need to propel their training to the next level.
Learn how the body works and improve your exercise and training plans, while preventing injury.
Learn the “why” behind how you teach. Understand the bio-mechanics and purpose of circus-specific pathways and movements. Explore injury prevention and how to use training plans to help your students succeed.
Learn about this growing patient niche and their specific needs. Speak the language of aerial artists and gain their confidence by understanding common movement faults and treatment cues.
Don’t see a date or location that works for you? Contact Emily for details on setting up a course near you.
Dec 4, 2023 | 11am PST / 2pm EST
Harness the power of the most up to date sports science to understand how to focus and structure your training to improve your performance and prevent injuries. We will answer common questions including (but definitely not limited to!);
What is the best way to warm up and why is it important? How can I reach my goals? How should I prepare for an upcoming performance or workshop? What should my daily/weekly/monthly training look like? And of course answer any questions you have along the way!
Then, stick around for the Q&A!
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Dec 10, 2023 | 2:00pm PST
Nov 12, 2023 — November Circus Smart Speaker Series – What I Have Learned About the Magic of Circus — Join Dr. Dean Kriellaars for a celebration of circus! We are so lucky to have this opportunity to hear from Dr.
Oct 29, 2023 — October Circus Smart Speaker Series – Sparkles or Simplicity? Circus Costume Aesthetics, Function, & History — OCTOBER 29 10AM PACIFIC Join us for this exciting talk from circus costume design scholar Jenny Leigh Du Puis! The worn objects of circus tell a story to the viewing audience both in conjunction with and separately from the performance movement. The aesthetics of an artist’s costumed body convey symbolic and literal meanings, and […]
Oct 14, 2023 — October Circus Smart Speaker Series – Untangling injury patterns in circus arts: Takeaways from the research — Join circus and dance physical therapist Dr. Stephanie Greenspan for a BONUS edition of the Circus Smart Speaker Series lectures! OCTOBER 14 9AM PACIFIC In this talk, she will dive into the research findings from a study she led monitoring circus artists across the United States covering: types of injuries and factors affecting risk how […]
Sep 25, 2023 — Circus Fusion Medicine 9.0 starts September 25 2023 (10 wks online) — Applications are open for Circus Fusion 9.0 – starts September 25 Click to apply! 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.
Sep 24, 2023 — September Circus Smart Speaker Series – Performance Nutrition for Circus Artists: Highlights & Common Pitfalls — Join nutrition science expert Dr. Alexia de Macar in the September Circus Smart Speaker Series lecture! Nutrition is a constantly evolving science.
Nov 1, 2022 — Circus Shoulders: Keeping them strong for hanging, handstands, and beyond – Bristol – Unit 15 — Shoulder pain is one of the most common complaints for all circus artists. From minor niggles to major injuries, we will discuss the main reasons they happen. We’ll start by discussing the basics of how shoulders work to provide us with maximum mobility while still protecting the joint.
Oct 31, 2022 — Circus Training to Meet your Goals – Bristol – Circo Media — Harness the power of the most up to date sports science to understand how to focus and structure your training to improve your performance and prevent injuries. We will answer common questions including (but definitely not limited to!); What is the best way to warm up and why is it important?
Jul 15, 2022 — Work With Your Body: Practical Anatomy for Aerial Artists – Minneapolis MN – Stomping Grounds — How do I get more flexible? How do I achieve that next level of skill? How do I build the strength to do that cool trick?
Apr 24, 2020 — Work With Your Body: Practical Anatomy for Aerial Artists at NECCA – Brattleboro VT — We use our full bodies in our aerial and acrobatics lives and the more we know about how they work the better we can be. Learn how to work with your body rather than against it with physical therapist, aerialist and author Dr. Emily Scherb.
Apr 3, 2020 — Movement Analysis and Treatment of Aerial Artists – The Muse, New York NY – CANCELED due to Covid19 — Unfortunately this course has been canceled due to the outbreak and spread of the novel corona virus, Covid-19. This course is for all healthcare professionals who would like to know more about working with aerial artists. Physical Therapy CE Credit Available (other continuing education credit may be available.
Mar 30, 2020 — Aerial Anatomy Workshops – Empyrean Arts, Asheville NC — Aerial Anatomy Series The Hips Don’t Lie: Controlling the Core in Aerial Arts 4:00-6:00pm in studio 107U. Hanging Tough: Shoulder Health for the Aerial Artist 6:30-8:30pm in studio 108. Sign up for one or join me for Both!
Mar 22, 2020 — Love Your Circus Shoulders – St. Louis – St. Louis Aerial Collective – Canceled due to Covid19 — Unfortunately travel changes and cancellations due to COVID-19 have meant that this workshop must be canceled. I will have a rescheduled date sometime within the next year. Aerial artists spend a lot of time with our arms over our heads, which can lead to pain and injury.
Mar 1, 2020 — Love Your Circus Shoulders – Levity Circus Collective, Ashland OR — Aerial artists spend a lot of time with our arms over our heads, which can lead to pain and injury. Our shoulders are the most mobile joint in our bodies and our greatest aerial tools, but also the part of the body that is most at risk among aerialists. Learn exercises and techniques to increase […]
Jan 10, 2020 — Shoulder and Hip Aerial Anatomy in Portland – The Circus Project — Hanging Tough and The Hips Don’t Lie at The Circus Project Sign up for one or get a discount when you sign up for both (Chose the option for Aerial Anatomy Series) Early bird pricing until 12/15! Your body is your instrument and your partner in movement. Knowing how your body moves, works, and changes […]
Nov 16, 2019 — Movement Analysis and Treatment for Aerial Artists: The Hanging Athlete in LA – California State University Long Beach — This course is for all healthcare professionals who would like to know more about working with aerial artists. Physical Therapy CEU Credit Available (other continuing education credit may be available. Please enquire) PT, OT, MD, DO, NP, ND, DC, ATC are all welcome In this continuing education course for healthcare professionals, we will look at the […]
Oct 27, 2019 — Aerial Anatomy in CHICAGO – Aloft Circus Arts — Aerial Anatomy Series! Hips and Core Shoulders Inversions Sign up for one or join me for all three! Your body is your instrument and your partner in movement.
Oct 6, 2019 — Aerial Anatomy Foundations in Vancouver – West Coast Flying Trapeze — Your body is your instrument and your partner in movement. Knowing how your body moves, works, and changes can help you make huge gains in your skills and prevent injury. This foundation course is your gateway to learning about how your body works from the inside out.
Sep 7, 2019 — Movement Analysis and Treatment for Aerial Artists: The Hanging Athlete – LONDON, England – National Centre for Circus Arts — Want to be the person in your community that circus artists look to for their health and body care? Understanding the ins and outs of working with these unique athletes will help you become a valuable resource and training partner. Learn to assess the stresses and challenges aerialists face and recognize the common movement patterns that place […]
Sep 2, 2019 — Work with your body: Practical Anatomy for the Performing Artist in Glasgow – Glasgow Theatre and Arts Collective — How do I get more flexible? How do I achieve that next level of skill? How do I build the strength to do that cool trick?
Sep 1, 2019 — Work with your body: Practical Anatomy for the Aerial Artist – LONDON – National Centre for Circus Arts — How do I get more flexible? How do I achieve that next level of skill? How do I build the strength to do that cool trick?