Emily Scherb - Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts

Specifically designed for aerialists — including those who do trapeze, silks, and other aerial arts — Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is an invaluable resource for those who want to optimize their performance and train safely.

Using a biomechanical and movement-based approach, Emily Scherb — a physical therapist who specializes in the care, treatment, and education of circus performers — explains the anatomical rationale for progressions of learning and demonstrates simple movements to achieve the coordination, muscular control, strength, and fitness to hang with correct form, how to progress from hanging into a pull up, an inversion, and beyond with a strong center, precise muscle sequencing, and ease of movement.