On May 5 & 6, you can help a doctorate student study circus shoulders, learn more about your own shoulders, and help physical therapists provide better medical treatment for aerialists in the future! Carlie Huberman is a doctorate of physical therapy student and she’s traveling all over the US studying the range of motion of aerialist’s shoulders. Email her to book a time and learn more about circus shoulders at Aerial Horizon: firstname.lastname@example.org
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My name is Carlie Huberman and I am a doctorate of physical therapy student at Elon University in North Carolina. I was also a professional aerialist and acrobat that performed and taught in NC before starting PT school. I am currently working on an independent research study where I will gather standardized data measurements for range of motion and strength ratios of the shoulders of circus acrobats (people who bear weight through the upper extremities). This project will be specifically looking at the shoulders of aerial and ground acrobats living in the USA aged 18-50 years. The reason for the study is to gather information that will give physical therapists a better idea of what healthy shoulders look like on this specific population in order to provide better medical treatment in the future. The idea being that having data to know what normal shoulders should look like in circus acrobats will help physical therapists to properly treat acrobats.
In April and May 2018 I will be traveling to different circus studios and schools around the country. The study will involve a 15 minute online medical history and athletic history survey and a 1 hour in-person measurement session performed by me where I will measure your shoulder’s range of motion and do strength testing. You will receive your personal results, and I aim to present the overall results at a medical conference in the future and submit it for publication in medical journals. You will also be entered in a raffle for a $50 visa gift card.
I will be coming to Aerial Horizon in San Antonio all day (9 am – 8 pm) on May 5th and May 6th.
If you are interested in being a part of this study or have any questions please e-mail me back at email@example.com