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Dr. Alicia Brown smiling and standing in front of the GyroStim.


Voted 2018's 'Best Chiropractor' in Charlotte and 2022's 'Best Physician' by South Charlotte Lifestyle Magazine, Dr. Alicia Brown has been passionate about helping people heal naturally ever since her father was studying to become a chiropractor when she was 12 years old. Wasting no time in achieving this endeavor, Dr. Brown graduated from high school at 15 and became a massage therapist at 17. Read her full biography.

A proud Tar Heel, Dr. Brown graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Dr. Brown then earned a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. She received the Clinic Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in service and academic performance, extraordinary patient care, outstanding communication and relationship skills, integrity, and good citizenship. In her quest to find new ways to help her patients, Dr. Brown has furthered her education with thousands of hours of post-doctorate work in Clinical Neuroscience and Functional Nutrition. She is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist.

Dr. Alicia Brown is a licensed chiropractor in the state of North Carolina, a member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association, and a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. 

Dr. Abi of Better Brain & Body.


Dr. Abi also became passionate about chiropractic while working in her and Dr. Alicia's father's office after he graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College. She followed in his footsteps and earned a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer in 2010. 

Dr. Abi moved here from Seattle and joined her sister, Dr. Brown, in practice in January 2021.

Dr. Abi Longner is a licensed chiropractor in the state of North Carolina.

Vanessa Freiberg headshot.


Vanessa Freiberg is a registered medical assistant who has wanted to work in the medical field since she was 5yrs old. Vanessa loves giving patients the tools they need to be in control of their health. Vanessa has been a registered medical assistant for over 10yrs. She has worked in Bariatrics, OB-GYN, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics and now settling into Chiropractic and Functional Neurology care. 


When not caring for her patients, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her daughter Charley and going on adventures together. Vanessa also enjoys participating in Spartan races and recently completed her Trifecta, which included a 5k, 10k, and 13.1k for 2022. 

A headshot of Dylan Golden.


Dylan Golden is our Digital Marketing Manager and Content Writer. Dylan manages and optimizes our website design and oversees the marketing and growth of our online presence. In addition, with a degree in creative writing, he writes and creates content for our Human Optimization Blog and Newsletter, maximizing our brand awareness so more people learn about Better Brain & Body!

Dylan has completed a Master’s degree in Communication and Business Leadership. In his early college career, he obtained his ESL certificate and taught English to students in Costa Rica and Nepal during summers. An avid learner in all aspects of life, he has been a yoga practitioner for six years and counting. He is fascinated by health and wellness and implements many tools and health strategies in his daily life.

Dylan is originally from Miami, Florida, and lives with his brother in South End, Charlotte, NC. In his free time, he enjoys reading, meditation, yoga, and working out! 

If you have any marketing-related questions or inquiries, Dylan can be reached at

Waffles, our official ESA member of the team.


Hi! I'm Waffles. I work at Better Brain & Body too! I am a Toy Australian Shepherd and an ESA (Emotional Support Animal). I have a unique coat that I love, and I am one year old and enjoy snuggling with everyone I meet. You can come to our clinic Monday through Friday, and I will be here!

I love all the treats I can get my paws on, and Kibbles is my favorite dinner. So, stop by the clinic to get the love you deserve!

Fun Fact: I have a bunny brother named Cowpanda. 

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