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 Book Cover

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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Workshops and Events


Book Release Party and Pre-Sale

Aug 21, 2018 | 7-9pm
Third Place Books Ravenna, Seattle

Medical & Healthcare Professionals

Evaluation and Treatment of Aerial Artists

Sep 15, 2018
Los Angeles area, TBD

Teacher Trainings

Aerial Anatomy for Circus Instructors

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

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From the Blog

Strong core? Don’t forget your pelvic floor!

Coaches are constantly talking about “engaging your core” but why is it important? And what the heck is your “core” made up of? The middle of our body, below our ribs and above our pelvis, has less  bony structure than the rest of our body.


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Becoming a skills whisperer: giving your students the best cues

You are teaching a student a new skill. You know they have the strength and are ready. So, what will happen next?


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Get a better grip: start with your shoulder

Do you feel like your grip strength isn’t up to your level of training? If you have been an aerialist for a while and feel like your grip and forearms fatigue quickly, it might be worth looking at your shoulder strength, and especially at your rotator cuff. Researchers studying the shoulder have found that grip […]


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