My name is Julia Rodriguez and I am a sophomore at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. I lettered for four years as a long distance runner in high school and run as a scholarship long distance runner for Furman. As a student-athlete, my health and performance are very important. I was having injuries and shin/joint problems affecting my performance and occasionally preventing me from running.
I was referred to Miriam Nelson, a running Physical Therapist specialist in Asheville, SC, by my PT in Tampa. Best decision I ever made regarding my running mechanics and overall running performance! Miriam was able to determine the mechanics problems affecting my running and muscular/skeletal health! Miriam worked with me all through the Fall of 2014 and made improvements to my gait and posture, resulting in consistent and faster running. I was able to cut 1 minute and 20 seconds off my personal best in 5K Cross-country racing, and finished fourth overall in the Southern Conference Championships. I have remained injury free.
Miriam provided professional, one-on-one, therapy sessions as well as high technology treatment modalities thatbenefited my well-being and running in an exceptional manner. She is the best and highly recommend her....She is the bomb!
Asheville Citizen Times : "Just call her 'The Runner's Mechanic.'Like the horse whisperer working with injured steeds, Miriam Nelson can root out the causes of hurt and pain. The Runner's Mechanic is a unique running analysis clinic in Asheville, NC that allows any level of runner to receive individualized assessment and treatment, based on the latest research and evidence- based techniques. ..."