Returning to Circus & Aerial Training After Quarantine

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Returning to Circus and Aerial Training After COVID-19 Quarantine

Who was your pandemic circus self? Many of us found that our love for circus training had to change during the pandemic, and we became different versions of our circus-selves. Are you the aerialist who turned to hand balancing? The wire walker who learned to be a contortionist? The once-a-week-studio-visitor who became the take-every-Zoom-class-around-the-world-at-any-hour-because-you-can? Or the regular devotee or professional who became the holy-moly-I-have-enough-to-handle-and-my training-hasn’t-been-a-priority? Whatever you became, we’ll all face challenges as we return to what we did before. The most important thing to remember is that we’re all in the same boat. None of us are going back to the same activities, at the same levels, that we did before. Our bodies have ALL been under different stresses for the past few months. There are the psychological stresses of current events, and the activity-related fear of “losing” everyth...
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Dr. Emily Scherb, PT

Dr Emily Scherb earned her Doctorate In Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She has been a practicing circus artist for over thirty years and has worked as an aerial and flying trapeze instructor across the US. As founder and owner of The Circus Doc, Dr. Scherb has presented continuing education programming for circus educators and healthcare professionals on the unique physical demands and challenges of working with circus artists. Her bestselling book Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts was the first to address the biomechanics and physical demands involved in circus training. Dr. Scherb lives in Seattle, WA where she owns Pure Motion Physical Therapy. Her clinic is dedicated to working with professional and recreational circus artists. As a board member of Seattle Dance and Performing Arts Medicine, she participates in free healthcare clinics for performing arts in the Pacific Northwest and educational programming to expand knowledge around performing arts medicine. Dr. Scherb is also an active board member of the American Youth Circus Organization/American Circus Educators.