Welcome to The Runner's Mechanic


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!

Decrease Injury

Run Faster

Miriam Nelson, MPT, COMT, OCS

Client Testimonial

Improve Agility

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. ..."