Pain Perception in Circus Arts: A Holistic Approach to Management and Treatment
By The Circus Doc
Join Physiotherapist and Performing Arts Medicine specialist Beth Shum HCPA, MCSP for the March Circus Smart Speaker Series lecture!
This talk explores the current pain perceptions and strategies for managing pain in the circus arts community, combining research, personal experiences as an aerialist/gymnast, and suggested practical tips.
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In her talk Beth will answer the following questions:
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More about Beth Shum HCPA, MCSP:
Beth Shum is a Chartered Physiotherapist (HCPC MCSP) in the UK with a Master's in Performing Arts Medicine at UCL, graduating with distinction. She started Flexibility Matters Physiotherapy in London, where she supports Circus Artists, Performers and Cheerleaders through physiotherapy, health education, and flexibility training.
Professionally, she has worked with Team England ParaCheer, Gymnastic Commonwealth Games, and BCA Cheer & Dance (British Cheerleading Association). Beth is currently the Circus Health Leading Practitioner for the UK’s National School of Circus Arts, where she delivers lectures on circus medicine, supports circus health research, and provides health provisions for students. Beth’s research on “Pain in acrobatic performers and athletes” has won the Mike Shipley Award for Excellence in Research. She has presented her physio knowledge and findings at international conferences such as the PAMA symposium (Performing Arts Medicine Association) and the BCA British Coaches Conference. She is passionate about Cheerleader's Health and longevity and is involved in Sport Cheer England's Medical Committee. Her mission is to continue sharing knowledge for the human body and troubleshoot any pain, injuries, and flexibility struggles via workshops, courses, and 1:1 work.
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