Injury Management and the Circus

Acrobat= Hungry, tired or injured. Pick two.

Slamming your body into usual shapes, gravitational forces and heavy landings is going to eventually have an impact on the body. After two back to back surgeries of wrist and shoulder earlier this year left me feeling pretty awful and to be honest feeling hopeless about my career as an aerialist. I’m not going to lie. There were tears at times. Going from being over active to completely inactive and dependant on others was a tough gig, but it gets better from here. Silver linings baby, big ones.

1.Building and investing in a great team.

I’ve been privileged to have a great team of people around me over the last decade and the last few months have only strengthened this. Good people are hard to come by so when you find them keep them close. I’m incredibly thankful for finding them and in some cases they found  me!

2. Adapting

Over the last few months I’ve had to forcibly change habits to adapt for an ever-changing industry and my own capabilities. Some hard lessons and big challenges have really honed what we do best. What I’m really excited about the moment is building more large scale spectacle with some of our key industry partners. Again having to keep the details under wraps is always a bit of a tease but hey after 8 years in the industry…

Fliptease-ing is what we do best.

Aerialist- Felicia O’Brien performing on behalf of Fliptease- Night Club Shows

Aerialist- Felicia O’Brien performing on behalf of Fliptease- Night Club Shows