Certified FDN® Practitioner: Angela Brown

I’ve always had an interest in sports. I was a cheerleader and played volleyball and softball throughout grade school and high school. But my true passion for the health care field began in high school when I took my first anatomy class. It was then that I knew I wanted to pursue a career related to the body and how it functioned.

After I graduated from Gibault High School in 1994, I attended Maryville University and earned a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy in 1999, graduating magna cum laude. I worked in outpatient orthopedic and sports clinics until 2007 but at that point, I knew I wanted something more. I joined the team at SWEAT in 2007 and continued offering physical therapy services as well as personal training. I became certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. After a few years I decided to pursue another certification. I became certified as an Exercise Coach through the CHEK Institute in August of 2012. This added a lot of expertise to my practice as a personal trainer and physical therapist. A key component of this certification is the integration of mind-body fitness and traditional exercise prescription. I am able to show clients how different types of exercise affect both parts of the autonomic nervous system - an often neglected factor that is vital to achieving success with clients. The same year, I also became a Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. This allowed me to supplement my knowledge of good fitness techniques and methodology with an extensive understanding of good nutrition.

My passion for nutrition and lifestyle change didn’t stop there. I was struggling with my own health issues and wanted some answers. I found a program called Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, or FDN, (http://fdnsales.functionaldiagnosticnutrition.com) that helped me discover that I had hormone imbalance, adrenal dysfunction, gastrointestinal dysfunction, food sensitivities and many other issues. I immediately knew that I wanted to add this to my practice and I became certified as Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner in 2014. With my love of health and wellness and extensive background in the health care field, I am able to assist any client in achieving their goals. I have a genuine desire to help people and can develop a plan to make you feel your very best!


  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy: Part A Lumbar Spine: March 2001
  • Mulligan Concept - Mobilizations with Movement : November 2002
  • Myofascial Release for the Orthopedic, Neurologic, Pediatric, and Geriatric Patient: April 2003 Evaluation, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of the Shoulder: April 2004
  • Program Design - CHEK Institute: September 2011
  • Primal Pattern Movements- CHEK Institute: January 2012
  • Scientific Core Conditioning - CHEK Institute: January 2012
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer: April 2012
  • Scientific Back Training - CHEK Institute: July 2012
  • CHEK Institute Exercise Coach: August 2012
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist - NASM: November 2012
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner: November 2014
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner Level 2 - 2016
  • Member of the Association of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Professionals - 2016 to present

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