Commonwealth Circus Center

Hanging Tough: Shoulder Health with Emily Scherb

Join the Circus Doc herself, Dr. Emily Scherb, for a weekend of anatomy for circus arts!
Friday night only - $100
Friday and Saturday - $190. Make sure you register for the "full weekend" option on BOTH workshops!
Friday April 19th: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Hour 1: Body Background
Why does your elbow move differently than your wrist?
How do muscles work?
What the heck are those fancy anatomy words?
This portion of the workshop will help you understand the body fundamentals and how the tissues of the body work together. You will learn the vocabulary needed to appreciate the layers of muscle and movement of your body in the air.
Hours 2 & 3: Hanging Tough - Shoulder Health for the Aerial Artist
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.
This class focuses exclusively on the shoulder: the bio-mechanics of how it works and how to use it safely through its full range of motion. Learn the best techniques for hanging, smooth inversions, and levers, as well as the secrets of one-arm skills.
About the instructor:
Dr. Scherb is the author of the book Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts and 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 Acrobatic Conundrum, a contemporary circus company. She received her graduate training at Washington University in St. Louis where she focused on learning human movement as a system. She continues to be involved with education as a fellowship mentor and as a provider of continuing medical education. Her focus as an educator is on circus and aerial artists.

April 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Main Location
Spaces Left: 12 Capacity: 20
Event Prices:
$100.00 - Friday only
$95.00 - Full weekend - Friday