The Burdenko Method

Burdenko Mashpee MA
Burdenko Mashpee MA
Burdenko Mashpee MA

The Burdenko Method is a unique, innovative system for rehabilitation, conditioning and injury prevention. It has been developed and refined by Igor N. Burdenko PhD (pictured above, center, with Cape Cod Rehab owner and Burdenko Master Instructor, Joe Carroll) over a period of 40 years in both the former Soviet Union and the United States. Many individuals from Olympic athletes to the general public have benefited from this original and extraordinarily effective system.

The Burdenko Method utilizes both land based and aquatic exercises as a novel way of using your body to optimize health and prevent injury. The Burdenko Method uses a unique combination of water and land exercises to enhance conditioning, increase neurophysiologic efficiency and heal injuries. Both Cape Cod Rehab and FitPlan use the Burdenko Method extensively in both our physical therapy treatment and fitness programs to help develop the six essential qualities of life and sport: balance, flexibility, coordination, endurance, speed, and strength.



New Online Course! Fundamentals of the Burdenko Method:
The Combination of Water and Land Exercise for Rehab, Conditioning and Training

This introductory course will present the history, philosophy and principles of the Burdenko Method in addition to evaluation techniques and examples of land and water exercises for rehab, conditioning and training.

Approved for 2 Continuing Ed Hours Mass APTA & 2 Evidence-Based Practice Category A Hours BOC.

The Burdenko Method Part I Certification

  • When: September 11th and 12th
  • Where: Barnstable Fitness Center
  • 735 Attucks Lane
  • Hyannis MA 02601

During two (2) days of instruction, participants will engage in lectures and practice of materials found in the accompanying manual. The work will be performed in the water and on the land learning not only the exercises but together with the Principles and the Fundamentals of the Burdenko Method.

At the end of the course, there is a written test and practical exam which will reflect everything that will be accomplished during the Part I course.

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"Once in every few decades, a brilliant innovator makes a quantum leap in the way that we can relate to, and care for our bodies. Igor Burdenko is such a person. His genius lies in discovering the power of water to enhance health, accelerate healing and prevent injury."

Dr. Andrew Geller, M.D., MPH