As you probably know if you’ve done any kind of flying trapeze… it’s pretty tough on the body! Injuries do happen and the super dynamic nature of fly means it can be challenging to rehab back to peak level.
Sadly flying trapeze research is a very sparse field at the moment, but I’m hoping to try and change that!
I started out as an academic (PhD in Chemistry and a few years post doc) and currently have a second job in digital healthcare research. I’m super excited to be able to give back to the fly community and start using my research skills from both fields for flying trapeze related issues
My aim with this research is to:
1. Help identify any injury patterns caused by flying trapeze
2. Which injuries are the most problematic when it comes to returning to flying trapeze
3. Develop better rehab protocols to help people return to fly faster.
However, I can’t do it alone! I need as many lovely flying trapeze people of ALL levels as possible to help by taking part and completing the research survey(s) below.
Phase: Data collection open
Aim: To help find out any shoulder injury patterns caused by flying trapeze. Which shoulder injuries are the most problematic when it comes to returning to flying trapeze. In turn this information could help make flying trapeze safer and help develop better rehab protocols for the most problematic injuries.
Open to: Amateur and professional members of the flying trapeze community of all ages and abilities
Take Part Here: Flying Trapeze Shoulder Injury Survey Form
If you would like to be kept updated on the progress and results of this research you drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Flying Trapeze Shoulder Injury Survey’ in the subject line.