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What Causes Injury? Strategies for Injury Prevention


Learn common causes of aerial injuries and how you can change your training to prevent them. This talk is presented as a part of the Apogee Aerial Dance Festival.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Emily Scherb received her graduate training at Washington University in St. Louis. During her training she worked under Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, the founder of Movement System Impairments. Through a unique examination process Emily focuses on the impairments that are the underlying bio-mechanical cause of your symptoms. This allows her to identify habits and movement patterns that may cause, perpetuate, or put you at risk for injury.

Her unique background in movement as a dancer and aerialist, in addition to her years of experience as a practicing physical therapist and teacher uniquely prepare Emily to address all of your aches, pains, and movement questions.

Emily is the Resident Physical Therapist at SANCA where she continues to teach flying trapeze in addition to teaching anatomy and injury prevention to their staff and Pre-Professional Program.

Emily fosters a continued interested in furthering her own education on the care of performing artists and safe training practices. She loves to share this information via lectures for the circus community, other practitioners, her blog, and through treating her interesting and wonderful patients.