What is a Functional Medicine Health Coach?

We all know we should be making healthy choices like exercising, getting plenty of rest, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking moderately—or not at all. Despite that, only 6 percent of Americans adhere to those five healthy behaviors.

The problem isn’t a lack of information; it’s that most people lack the strategy and support necessary to change a habit, even if they know they need to do it for their health.

Health coaches are highly trained professionals who draw on their skills to support their clients as they work through those changes.

  • They use their knowledge of nutrition and Functional Health to help clients implement treatment plans.
  • They utilize positive psychology and the stages of behavior change to replace old habits.
  • Most importantly, they build relationships with their clients based on trust, communication, and unwavering support.
Cortney Goodstadt, DPT, AFMHC

Meet Fusion’s Functional Medicine Health Coach Cortney Goodstadt, DPT, AFMHC

The functional medicine health coaches at Fusion Rehabilitative Medicine are all trained by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and are currently pursuing full AFMC certification. This means they must commit to 620+ hours of rigorous training in advanced functional medicine sciences and validated applications through clinical case studies.

They understand how habits form, they know how to reverse them, and they specialize in helping people overcome obstacles in pursuit of their goals.

As part of a collaborative care team that includes Functional Medicine practitioners and other allied health providers, health coaches support their clients as they make positive changes.

Brianna Manginelli, MS, CNS, LDN, DSS

Meet Fusion’s Functional Medicine Nutritionist Brianna Manginelli, MS, CNS, LDN, DSS

Through intensive study of chronic disease etiology, functional physiology, and evidence-based intervention, along with hands-on clinical practice, AFMC-certified practitioners are uniquely qualified to provide individually targeted strategies that address the multi-faceted nature of today’s complex health challenges.

To learn more about working with a Fusion IFM certified health coach, call 732-631-4410 or mail us at info@fusionifm.com.