Miriam Nelson was born in Gulfport, MS, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a BS in Biology. She completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at East Carolina University. She has practiced orthopedic and sports physical therapy since 2000, while residing here in Asheville, NC.
Miriam specializes in the treatment of running injuries with a background in foot and ankle rehabilitation, foot orthoses fabrication, taping techniques, spine and lumbopelvic neuromuscular reeducation, spinal manipulation, and the biomechanical analysis of running gait.
Miriam also specializes in dry needling techniques, also known as Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT), to reduce pain and restore normalized function of the neuromuscular system appropriate for most patient populations. Miriam Nelson has her certification of orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and is an orthopedic certified specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a national presenter for North American Seminars which allows her to educate health professionals in the treatment of running injuries. Miriam is also a featured guest columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times for their outdoor sports section.
When not at work, Miriam enjoys hiking and running mostly on the local trails, and loves her children Roan and Ava, and her “pound puppies” Buddha and Lola.