Mischa Decker, PT, DPT, NCPT (she/her)
Mischa Decker, PT, DPT, NCPT, has been part of the InsideOut family since 2006, becoming an owner with Deborah in 2008. She holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Duke University School of Medicine and a BS in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida and is a Nationally Certified Pilates Instructor. Mischa trained at The Pilates Center (TPC) of Boulder whose owners, Amy Alpers and Rachel Segel, studied with Pilates Elder Romana Kryzanowska, a long-time student of Joseph Pilates. She is also a graduate of The Pilates Center’s Master’s Program and has been a Licensed Teacher Trainer for TPC since 2007.
Mischa developed the Pilates-Based Physical Therapy Program (PBPT) at InsideOut Body Therapies in 2006 as a way to help others heal through movement. Mischa, a former dancer and lifelong movement enthusiast, believes that healing is grounded in the moving body and that the whole person — not just an injury or symptom — must be considered when facilitating both fitness and rehabilitation. As a Pilates teacher and Physical Therapist, Mischa blends her knowledge of both disciplines in her work with her clients. She encourages her clients to take responsibility for their own wellness by empowering them with an understanding of their body so they can move healthfully and with ease.
Mischa has presented on Pilates and PBPT in North Carolina and across the country and her passion for health, movement and healing is felt by everyone she meets! She presented a poster, “ALS and Pilates-based Physical Therapy: A Case Study” at the Pilates Method Alliance in 2018 and was a Finalist in the Next Pilates Anytime Teacher Contest in 2017 and 2018.
Mischa believes that ANYONE can do Pilates with guidance and good instruction. The awareness of breath, mindfulness, alignment and coordination can then be expanded into all areas of life! We do Pilates in order to feel better and to be able to live the life we envision.
Mischa loves spending time with her husband and kids, reading, walking and exploring all of the small businesses in Durham!
“Change happens through movement and movement heals.” ~J. Pilates