About the IRQTC





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Our History

Our passion for Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi was first conceived in 2005 after an accident left Brian with bilateral shoulder separations, which traditional physical therapy methods failed to improve. Motivated to find a better way, Brian committed himself to the only physical exercise he could comfortably do, Qigong. This gentle, yet powerful practice of painless movement, visual focus, coordinated breathing, and mindful muscle engagement yielded surprisingly rapid results in range of motion, strength, and function. Deeply impressed by the experience, Brian began discovering the connections between the ancient practice of Qigong & Tai Chi and the findings of modern neuroscience. Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi has allowed us to explain the healing properties of this ancient wisdom in a language that the western world can understand.

The Philosophy

Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi weave research-based bodymind science with the principles of the ancient arts. By combining slow, fluid movements with coordinated breathing, visual tracking, and mindful intent, Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi enhances the body’s natural healing capabilities and effectively treats pain syndromes and specific conditions of physical and psychosocial dysfunction.

Traditional Physical Therapy addresses the body with strengthening, stretching, and balance exercises.
A consistent regimen of solely physical exercise will have positive effects on the body, but modern research and practice has shown that activities that relax and focus the mind in conjunction with a physical treatment regimen are much more profound.

Bodymind practices like Tai Chi & Qigong have been shown to elicit activity in the “healing” branch of the nervous system turning on natural anabolic resources such as stimulating the immune system, enhancing metabolism, and decreasing pain perceptions.  Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi blend specific movements designed to stretch, strengthen, and re-balance injured or painful body regions with focused breathing and enhanced body awareness combining common sense and intuitive body wisdom.

The next evolution of the IRQTC….

Since 2012 the IRQTC has focused on empowering rehabilitation professionals around the globe to bring evidence-based, bodymind methods into everyday practice. Every email, text, and phone message we’ve received about how what we’ve shared has positively impacted peoples lives has encouraged us to keep going and growing ourselves.

At their very best, the practices of Qigong & Tai Chi aren’t just exercises to help heal our bodies but even more so to heal and empower every facet of our lives. We know now that healing the body is never only about the body, just has healing the mind is never only about the mind. Desiring to go further with the work begun at the IRQTC, we were inspired to launch the Somatic Coaching Academy. If you are the sort of professional who seeks to understand how the Natural Laws of the Universe find expression through the body with the means to help people heal their core issues, then we invite you to join us on the next leg of your journey towards realizing your fullest human potential.

Founder and Director of the IRQTC

Brian Trzaskos, PT LMT CSCS CMP MI-C, founder and director of the IRQTC, believes education is a 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. Brian is an authority on human wellness and performance, national public speaker, thought leader in holistic rehabilitation, and president of NEW Health Inc. Brian and his family live in the beautiful Champlain Valley in upstate NY.

  • NY Physical Therapy Licensure
  • NY Massage Therapy Licensure
  • Sensation-Based Motivation Coach Trainer
  • 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)