“Unique methodology of injury prevention, pain management, rehabilitation, conditioning & peak performance training based on balanced water and land exercises.”

About The Burdenko Method


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 Dr. Burdenko received the John K. Williams Jr. International Adaptive Aquatics Award and was induced into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. 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. He has also written 5 books on conditioning and training as well as has authored over 5 books and over 200 hundred articles while he was in the Soviet Union.

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.


Dr. Igor Burdenko is the proud recipient of the

John K. Williams Jr.
International Adapted Aquatics Award
Inductee into the
International Swimming Hall of Fame

Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
Global Award Lifetime Achievement