Misty Austin, PPDPT, MPhty, BKin

Misty is a passionate and well qualified instructor & physical therapist.  Full-time Misty works as a sports & performing arts physical therapist, and is well versed in treating a wide range of professional & amateur performers including: dancers, musicians, vocalists, acrobats, puppeteers, & artistic athletes.  She graduated from the University of Queensland Australia with a master’s in physiotherapy, her education additionally includes a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, a doctorate in hand & upper extremity therapy, comprehensive mat & equipment Pilates certification; with expertise & extensive training in manual therapy.  With 15 years of experience as a fitness trainer she has dedicated her life to health, healing, & fitness.  She loves fitness and believes it should be safe & enjoyable to work out; for fun she loves instructing Aerialates & pole fitness classes, dancing, rock-climbing, and training aerial arts.  She is the ’09 North Star “Miss Fitness” winner, & currently performs with the acrobatic group “Cirque du Pôle”.


Performance Art Athletics, LLC

Mission Statement

The mission of Performance Art Athletics is to serve artists and athletes, allowing them to thrive in expression and potential by honoring safe, powerful, and beautiful movement.


Performance Art Athletics was created to combine art and athletics with rehabilitation and research.  Using science, artistic athletes can enhance their performance while simultaneously reducing their injury risk.

The hours of practice and performance of artistic athletes can lead to pain and injury, which may limit those from that very activity they love most.  Performance Art Athletics is dedicated to serving recreational to professional sports and performance artists, by providing artistic athletes with the tools they need to recover from injury, prevent future problems, and progress in their skills.

Core Values

  1. Passion: Love what you do and keep yourself healthy to do what you love.

  2. Education: Informative environment that exceeds standards through dynamic and innovative science based exercises.

  3. Empowerment: Specialized training that addresses the needs, concerns, and interests of artistic athletes; to help them achieve the highest levels of success and stability.

  4. Balance: To achieve a strong healthy body, a dynamic mind, and a vibrant spirit.

  5. Access: Execute safe and affordable options that make healthy living an attainable priority.