Fundamentals of Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi

Level 1 Certification

Fundamentals of Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi :


On-Line Certification Course

Are you intrigued by bodymind physiology?  Would you love to have a fulfilling holistic practice?  Are you harnessing the full healing potential of bodymind techniques by using them as your primary treatment modality?  Turn your passion into a thriving practice when you understand the science behind bodymind rehabilitation!

Course Highlights Include:

  • Become a highly credible, confident, and science-based holistic practitioner
  • Rapidly stimulate your clients’ healing process and identify hidden blocks
  • Master bodymind skills and techniques that can improve every client outcome
  • Discover 3 natural breathing methods responsible for altering cellular healing rates
  • Immediately reduce your client’s pain while significantly improving quality of life
  • Maximize persistent long-term functional outcomes
  • Rediscover meaning and purpose in your work as a rehabilitation professional!
  • Includes a complimentary copy of the Science of Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi e-book

Become a Bodymind Expert!

The Fundamentals of Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi level 1 certification training bridges the gap between western bodymind science and the time-tested principles of Qigong and Tai Chi. During this comprehensive e-course, including power point presentations, engaging lecture, and active demonstration, students will learn the science and physiology of bodymind rehabilitation, resulting in the practitioner’s ability to effectively leverage natural healing processes immediately with every client. Successful completion of the prerequisite Fundamentals course is the first step toward advanced level 2 Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi Specialty Certifications including:

  • Neck & Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction
  • Balance Enhancement & Improved Functional Outcomes
  • Spine & Lower Extremity Dysfunction
  • Pulmonary Health

As Americans are becoming more frustrated and disempowered with the insurance based, drug driven medical system, over 127 million US residents utilize alternative and complementary health related services each year. Even with this growing demand, many holistic practitioners lack the scientific understanding to effectively validate bodymind techniques, potentially losing credibility with clients and professional referral sources.

“Expert holistic practitioners understand the application of bodymind science to rehabilitation and achieve transformative results with their patients and clients.”

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The Fundamentals of Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi certification course is intended for rehabilitation professionals including PT, PTA, OT, OTA, LMT, ATC, Nurses, Qigong/Tai Chi Instructors, and other practitioners with focus on body-mind physiology education and multidisciplinary clinical treatment applications as they apply to the principles of Qigong and Tai Chi.  This course is open to all levels of experience.  No prerequisite coursework is required.

Certification requirements include completion of:

  • 10 question multiple choice post tests following each lesson with minimum 70% proficiency
  • Student self-assessment form
  • Course evaluation
Instructor Bio

Brian Trzaskos, PT LMT CSCS CMP MI-C, founder and director of the IRQTC, believes education is powerful medicine that allows people to access their own highest healing potential. As a practicing physical therapist and student of eastern movement and meditation practices for over two decades, Brian holds multiple advanced certifications in both the Western and Eastern healing arts. After practicing for 16 years under the constraints of managed care, Brian experienced a deep discontentment with the health insurance system and its inability to place quality of care above costs. Notably, this time of frustration was accompanied by a series of stress-related illnesses which had seriously impacted Brian’s life, prompting him to delve more deeply into himself and strengthening his commitment to serve others. Out of this experience he created his own private pay practice and rediscovered the power of both Tai Chi and Qigong for personal cultivation and inner strength. He is now an author, national public speaker and thought leader in holistic therapeutic movement. Brian and his family live in the beautiful Champlain Valley in upstate NY.

  • NY Physical Therapy Licensure
  • NY Massage Therapy Licensure
  • Neuromuscular / Connective Tissue Release Specialist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner
  • Certified Meditation Instructor
  • Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor
  • Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor
  • Certified Tai Chi for Energy Instructor
  • Certified Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor
  • Certified Sun 73 Forms Tai Chi Instructor
  • Senior Trainer Tai Chi Easy/Healer Within Foundation
Software Requirements

System Requirements

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Join from the desktop app (Windows or Mac)

Operating system

Windows Vista – Windows 10

Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)

Web Browser

Google Chrome v39 or later

Mozilla Firefox v34 or later

Internet Explorer v8 or later

Microsoft Edge

Apple Safari v6 or later

Internet connection

1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

Software

JavaScript enabled

Hardware

2GB or more of RAM

speakers

Join from an iOS device

Operating system

iOS 8 or later

Device

iPhone 4s or later

iPad 2 or later

Internet connection

3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)

Software

Hardware

speakers

Join from an Android device

Operating system

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later

Internet connection

3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)

Software

Hardware

speakers

Join from a Windows 8 or Windows Phone device

Operating system

Windows Phone 8 or later

Windows 8 RT or later

Internet connection

1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended) for computers

3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio) for mobile devices

Software

Hardware

speakers

**Note: Most devices have built-in speakers

Course Behavioral Learning Objectives
Fundamentals of Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi Behavioral Objectives

Intro

• By the end of this course, the participant will independently relate the autonomic nervous system functions, imbalances, and effects on cellular healing in the human body and their relationships to the principles of Qigong & Tai Chi.

BodyMind Foundations

• By the end of this course, the participant will correctly identify 5 validated forms of bio-energy that have been measured in the human body.

• By the end of the course, the participant will correctly explain the primary bioenergetic relationship between reflexive body postures and persistent mental/emotional states in normal human development.

Body Focus

• By the end of the course, the participant will independently demonstrate the primary Rehabilitative Tai Chi posture of maximum respiratory and biomechanical efficiency in both seated and standing positions.

• By the end of the course, the participant will independently apply 3 out of 6 core Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi body focus principles with older, fall prone adult clients.

• By the end of the course, the participant will independently apply the progressive muscle relaxation process with adult clients dealing with systemic muscular hypertonus.

Breath Focus

• By the end of the course, the participant will accurately discuss the main beneficial effect of mindful abdominal breathing on the autonomic nervous system as it relates to adult cardiac clients suffering from high allostatic load.

• By the end of the course, the participant will accurately demonstrate the three natural Tai Chi breathing methods in supine, seated, and standing positions.

• By the end of the course, the participant will independently demonstrate 3 Rehabilitative Tai Chi movements with coordinated abdominal breathing designed to improve functional respiratory capacity in adult clients with COPD.

Vision Focus

• By the end of the course, the participant will correctly explain 3 out of 5 elements of effective mental practice to adult rehabilitation clients with normal cognitive function.

• By the end of the course, the participant will independently apply 3 Rehabilitative Tai Chi movements with visual scanning techniques designed to activate natural balance mechanisms in older adult, fall prone populations.

Painless Rehab

• By the end of the course, the participant will independently describe 3 elements of each the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system functions as they affect pain perception in adult neurological rehabilitation clients.

• By the end of this course, the participant will correctly explain the process of peripheral sensory input and its relationship to central sensitization in adult clients dealing with chronic pain.

• By the end of this course, the participants will accurately describe brain “smudging” and how it relates to enhanced pain perceptions in adult clients dealing with chronic pain.

• By the end of this course, the participants will accurately demonstrate 3 Rehabilitative Tai Chi movements designed to normalize pain perception in adult clients rehabilitating from neck and shoulder dysfunction.

Massage

• By the end of the course, the participant will correctly demonstrate 4 massage techniques that either stimulate or inhibit neuro-motor function in adult neurological rehabilitation clients.

• By the end of this course, the participant will correctly explain the scientific rationale for the use of meridian tapping with adult clients dealing with chronic pain

Course Overview and Syllabus
Refund Policy

Full refunds are offered up to 30 days following course purchase/enrollment.

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Praise for the Fundamentals Program

“I have attended seminars conducted by Brian and done on-line IRQTC training. I truly think his approach to treating patients most effectively addresses the mental and physical aspects of rehab and has inspired me to learn more about Qigong and Tai Chi and utilize them when treating all of my patients so that I can provide them with the best possible care.

Don C. Pape, PT

“Brian’s Fundamentals of Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi course was exactly what I was looking for – a western take on how Qigong & Tai Chi work, with anatomy and physiology thrown into the mix. I am a qigong teacher and wanted to expand my abilities to speak to different audiences. Brian put together a great course. He knows his material and has the ability to explain potentially difficult concepts in ways that were easy to grasp. His speaking style and easy manner kept me focused and engaged. It’s great that he is putting together these programs to not only help his clients but to also help other practitioners deepen their practice and understanding.”

Pauline Reid, Qigong / Tai Chi Teacher

“The application of Qigong and Tai Chi into a sound treatment approach and treatment plan. I have found a significant improvement in my R shoulder function with less discomfort since applying the techniques for myself. Brian your course is well organized, thorough and the exercise videos most helpful. It is nice to have all the information on my computer to refer back to. Thank you so much.”

Ted Day, PT

“Brian’s message is life-giving. Incorporating this into your life will be soul soothing.”

Dr. Shallyn MacDonald PT DPT OCS FAAOMPT

“Brian Trzaskos’ skill in sequencing the steps to learning a new skill along with his clear explanations to how the skill (i.e. a qigong form) is beneficial has been most helpful in my own practice and in my Qigong teaching.”

Bob McBrien, PhD Professor Emeritus Salisbury (Maryland) University.

“Brian Trzaskos is an inspired and inspiring source of answers to so many of the questions I have pondered over the course of my 30 plus year movement therapy career. His knowledge spans an unusually broad range: physiology, neuroscience, Tai Chi/Qigong, pedagogy, coaching.  I have intuitively known there is an important connection among these, but Brian is the first person I have worked with who moves with confidence and clarity among all of them, explaining exactly how they contribute to an increasingly vivid understanding of the human mindbodyspirit.”

Cris Caivano, Movement Therapist, Qigong/Tai Chi Teacher, Author of “Strength Training Over 50”