“Unique methodology of injury prevention, rehabilitation, conditioning & peak performance training based on balanced water and land exercises.”
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Igor N. Burdenko, Ph.D.

Igor N. Burdenko, Ph.D.

Igor N. Burdenko, Ph.D.

Background Summary / Bio

Igor Burdenko is the founder and chairman of the Burdenko Water and Sports Therapy Institute. He has worked as a rehabilitation and training consultant to numerous athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL, US and Russian Olympic Teams, top international dancers and figure skaters. 
Educated in Russia, Dr. Burdenko received his Ph.D. in Sports Medicine and M.S. in Physical Education. 
Dr. Burdenko has authored over one hundred articles on physical education, training, and conditioning. He published three books in former Soviet Union and four books in the USA. 
He presents seminars, lectures throughout the world, Certification Courses in the Burdenko Method and consults on the design and implementation of therapeutic and sports facilities.
More than fifty years of experience and research have made Dr. Burdenko one of the world’s leading authorities on the use of water and land exercise programs for rehabilitation, conditioning and training. 



Testimonials

Igor, Thank you for your faith in me and for the help you have given me. I wish much happiness, good health and all good things to you and people you love. All my best!

Nancy Kerrigan

Olympic Figure Skater
Nancy Kerrigan
Once in every few decades, a brilliant innovator makes a quantum leap in the way we relate to and care for our bodies. Dr. Burdenko is such a person. His genius lies in discovering the power of water and land exercises to enhance health, accelerate healing, and prevent injury.  

Andrew Geller, M.D., M.P.H.

Andrew Geller, M.D., M.P.H.
In the race between conditioning and aging, conditioning can win if it is diversified and fun, as it is with Dr. Burdenko’s techniques. I am now 73 years of age and have been seeing him for 27 years!

Lester Thurow

World-Renowned Economist, Professor, Former Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
Lester Thurow
Igor Burdenko’s methods emphasize a strict discipline of attention to detail and an understanding of body motion. He exudes enthusiasm and humor in leading the injured to maximum potential. I have experienced the value of his water-land methods with an amazing recovery of a nerve injury. Igor is a master!

Dr. Benjamin E. Bierbaum

Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New England Baptist Hospital
Dr. Benjamin E. Bierbaum
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