At Ascent Wellness, we believe that everyone is capable of living a life they love.
And that health professionals have the unique opportunity to share their exuberance for life in times when their clients need inspiration the most.

We believe in a NEW concept of health care.


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Institute for Rehabilitative Qigong and Tai Chi


Client Testimonials

In 30 years of successful searching I’ve encountered a few teachers, Shamans, High Priests/Priestesses and Medicine persons that move as comfortably in universal wisdom. Totally empowered by the best of the sacred feminine, Ani embodies the path offered to all as spiritual beings having a human experience.
T. Millet

Brian Trzaskos has helped me recover from a shoulder injury amazingly fast because he teaches you how to help heal yourself with simple exercises you can do at home between our appointments. He is also one of the warmest and most supportive people I know.
David R.

Qigong is very relaxing and easy. It’s totally flexible to fit in your day – even if you just have a few random minutes you can always do a tiny bit to help yourself. My mind is always full and noisy and racing with hundreds of real and perceived commitments and worries. Qi Gong quiets and calms your mind to stillness, clarity, and focus. It makes your whole body feel better.
A. Connor

Brian becomes a partner in the healing process. Knowing there is no one-size-fits-all approach to healing, he assisted me in integrating the physical, emotional and spiritual through his expertise in PT, fitness and Qigong.
Margaret G.

Ani has helped me in ways I have only dreamed and read about.
Susan G.

I’ve made a commitment to good health, and I know Ascent Wellness has my back. …Alright, bad joke, but true in fact. Whether it’s rehabing an injury, getting a great cardio workout, or stepping into the amazing world of Qi Gong, Brian, Courtney and all are remarkably caring, knowledgeable and devoted to the whole person.
Scott G.

Ani has worked successfully with our family to treat a variety of issues including sleep problems, injuries, and chronic pain.  She’s our “go-to” girl.
Kristin F.

A “Thank You” is inadequate. I am euphoric about the way that I feel. How I appreciate the degree to which you are facilitating changes in me and by body.
Sue R.

I feel better than I have in years!

I think our session was the most challenging and the most productive bodywork session I’ve ever had.
Emily A.

I sought treatment at Ascent Wellness when months of conventional PT failed to alleviate the pain and dysfunction caused by a torn meniscus in my knee. Through Brian’s holistic approach combining strengthening, massage, taping and Qigong I was able to regain full function and return to vigorous high level exercise and activities.
Bea D.

Brian Trzaskos is the most gifted physical therapist I know. Working with him has helped me heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Through his Tai Chi and Qigong workshops, among others, as well as through his exercise and massage programs, I have learned to bring a new sense of balance to my life.
Carole S.