Pole and Performing Art

Grip Strength with Dr. Misty Rose Austin

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How to train for healthy hands and functional grip strength: for aerial & pole with Dr. Misty.  Learn how to match pole diameter to your hands size for optimal grip isometric strength.  Find out the arm positions on your apparatus where our grip is the strongest and where we are the most vulnerable.  Train shoulder exercises that optimize grip strength, along with hand exercises for intrinsic & extrinsic strength & Power grip.  Feel your fascia with a cool down routine for your hard-working hands.

*This seminar is INCLUDED with a Saturday Slayer or a Weekend Warrior Pass. Don't have your passes yet? Get them HERE 

Park Square Theatre - Boss Thrust Stage

Saturday, January 18, 2020

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm 


About Dr. Misty:

 Dr. Misty launched Performance Art Athletics LLC in 2016.  After seeing a multitude of preventable injuries among artistic athletics she felt a moral obligation to create a service that would empower individuals with safe science-based movement. 

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 17 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 pole fitness, dancing, and training aerial arts.


Dr. Misty Rose Austin PPDPT, MPhty, BKin

Performance Art Athletics LLC

Intelligent Movement for Performance Improvement