Misty has been practicing physical therapy since 2005, most of which has been at Sebastopol Physical Therapy and Pilates Studio using Pilates as her tool to return clients back to function and former lifestyle. She has expanded her services to offer strengthening and wellness through independent Pilates instruction at the Sebastopol Pilates Collective. As a child, Misty competed at a national level in swimming for 13 years and played water polo for 6 years. In 1995, Misty underwent surgical spinal fusion, secondary to her scoliosis. Her scoliosis is believed to be the result of her hypermobility disorder, Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome. This has presented some physical challenges that she has had to overcome. In doing so, she has learned how to improve her own strength and wellness which she uses to assist her clients today. Pilates has played a large role in her returning to function. Her physical therapy background has given her many years of practice studying and training clients in proper body movement and function. She is also trained in manual techniques such as Jones Strain Counterstrain, Maitlin, Mulligan and several more. Misty has lived in Sebastopol since 1999 with her husband and enjoys outdoor activities such as running, bicycling, camping, swimming, 4 wheeling, endurance races and spending time with her two children.