The Latest Integrative Research and Approaches in the Successful Treatment of Chronic Pain Conditions

Brian Trzaskos, PT, LMT, CSCS, CMP, MI-C

Online Course

Includes all course content in digital format

Prerequisites Required
3 hours - Provided by Summit Professional Education



The National Institute for Health reports that 25.3 million Americans live with chronic pain, while health economists estimate that the cost of chronic pain in the United States is $635 billion annually. Current research is revealing the broad ineffectiveness of pharmaceutical strategies and strongly suggests that successfully treating the multifactorial nature of chronic pain requires an integrative, holistic approach including attention on key emotional, psychological, and behavioral factors. Integrative approaches including Tai Chi, breath-work, graded movement and mindfulness are widely recognized body- mind modalities and research supported, non- pharmacological approaches in treating chronic pain conditions.

This course has been designed to outline the scientific and physiologic basis of key body- mind components, instruct simple integrative practices shown to be effective in remediating chronic pain, and review the evidence base for validating these approaches in the treatment of patients dealing with chronic pain conditions.


  • Consistently improve painful symptoms, even in long standing issues
  • Understand the coupled nature of emotional, psychological, and behavioral factors in dealing with chronic pain
  • Immediately apply novel treatment approaches that organically increase patient referrals

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the neuromuscular compensatory patterns specific to patients dealing with chronic pain.
  • Explain the 3-step integrative graded movement process designed to normalize pain perception in adult clients dealing with chronic pain issues.
  • Justify the research and use of integrative approaches in the treatment of adult clients dealing with chronic pain.

Course Content

The Latest Integrative Research and Approaches in the Successful Treatment of Chronic Pain Conditions
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  1. The New Science of Pain
    1. Sensory-motor pathways
    2. Brain adaptations
    3. Autonomic influence
    4. Neuromuscular compensations
  2. Research Supported Integrative Approaches
    1. Mindfulness
    2. Tai Chi
    3. Sensation-based concept
  3. Applications of Integrative Approaches
    1. Graded movement
    2. Breathwork
    3. Vision & visualization
Brian Trzaskos, PT, LMT, CSCS, CMP, MI-C, is a body-mind rehabilitation expert and co-creator of the Sensation-Based Mindset method. He believes that education is powerful medicine that allows people to access their greatest healing potentials and has extensive experience in diverse clinical settings ranging from working at the world- renowned Craig Hospital for TBI and SCI Rehabilitation, to operating his own holistic center in Upstate New York. Mr. Trzaskos is well known for making even the most difficult concepts easy to understand and immediately applicable to clinical practice. He is the president of NEW Health Inc. and director of the Institute for Rehabilitative Qigong & Tai Chi, which specializes in the integration of western body-mind science and the ancient healing arts of Qigong & Tai Chi. As a practicing physical therapist and student of eastern movement and meditation practices for over two decades, Mr. Trzaskos holds advanced certifications in both Western and Eastern healing arts truly bringing together the best of both worlds in modern rehabilitative care. He earned his degree in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


FINANCIAL: Brian Trzaskos is compensated as the owner of NEW Health Inc. and by Summit as an instructor.

NONFINANCIAL: Brian Trzaskos has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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