Physical Trainer Runners

Miriam Salloum MPT, COMT, OCS

Miriam Salloum 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. Miriam later completed a post-graduate internship at Mayo Clinic’s biomechanics and motion analysis lab in Rochester MN. She has practiced orthopedic and sports physical therapy since 2000 while residing in Asheville, NC.
Miriam is owner and director of The Runner’s Mechanic Physical Therapy Clinic. She 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. This includes video motion analysis and real-time gait retraining. 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. In 2015 Miriam had the distinct pleasure to study under Sue Falsone, head of Athletic and Sport Performance Training for the US Soccer’s Men’s National team, for specific training in systemic dry needling techniques and effective treatment of chronic tendon disorders in high level athletes and runners. In 2016 Miriam became the physical therapist for the Olympic Training Site under the Center for Excellence for Sports Science in Johnson City where she rehabilitated Olympic athletes in bobsled and track and field sports.

Miriam Nelson received her certification of orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) for spine and peripheral joint disorders through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy and is an orthopedic certified specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has been a national presenter for North American Seminars for the past 4 years which allows her to educate health professionals in the most recent techniques for treatment of running related injuries. She models her approach to runners’ rehabilitation after the Speed Clinic & Center for Endurance Sports at UVA and Spaulding National Running Center at Harvard, which has allowed her to utilize the most effective techniques for real time gait re-training.

Miriam enjoys the outdoors in Asheville, including running and racing the local trails of western North Carolina. She loves her family, her two beautiful children Roan and Ava, and “pound puppies” Buddha and Lola.