Igor Burdenko is the founder and chairman of the Burdenko Water and Sports Therapy Institute. In May 2007 Dr. Burdenko was recognized by the Aquatic Exercise Association for his achievement and passion for aquatics as he was recipient of the Global Award for Lifetime Achievement. In August 2017, he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as the recipient of the John K. Williams Jr. International Adapted Aquatics Award. He has worked as a rehabilitation and training consultant to numerous athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, U.S. and Russian Olympic Teams, member of the U.S. Handicapped Olympic Team, and top international dancers and figure skaters. He was on the board of directors of The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation for the Prevention of Athletic Injuries and is a past member of the Aquatic Exercise Association Research Committee.
Educated in Russia, Dr. Burdenko received his Ph.D. in Sports Medicine and his M.S. in Physical Education. Dr. Burdenko has authored and co-authored four books and over one hundred articles on health and fitness, training, and conditioning. He presents seminars and lectures throughout the world, and consults on the design and implementation of therapeutic facilities.
More than thirty years of experience and research have made Dr. Burdenko one of the world’s leading authorities on the use of water for rehabilitation, conditioning, and training.
Founded in 1984 in the USA by Igor N. Burdenko, Ph.D., The Burdenko Water and Sports Therapy Institute has been dedicated to healing programs that combine traditional and alternative therapies. The Burdenko Method is a practical application of water and land exercises based on holistic approach to rehabilitation, conditioning, and training. We handle a wide range of athletic injuries as well as other aspects of orthopedic rehabilitation. Our clients include numerous elite professionals and world class athletes, disabled individuals, medical professionals, and people from every walk of life.
Water is a great healer and the ideal medium for rehabilitation, conditioning, training. The hydrostatic (passive) and hydrodynamic (active) properties of water provide an optimal environment for safe and effective therapy and conditioning. With little or no weight bearing in the water, the injured or deconditioned client is able to return to desired activities quickly and safely.