CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The Burdenko Certification Institute was established to provide health professionals with a means of formalizing their knowledge of the Burdenko Method. The Burdenko Method is a unique, innovative system for rapid rehabilitation, conditioning, training, and injury prevention. It has been developed and refined by Dr. Igor Burdenko, Ph.D. over a period of forty years in both Russia as well as the United States. Many individuals, among them Olympic athletes, world-class ballet dancers, seriously disabled individuals, elderly persons and young children, have benefited from this original and extraordinarily effective system.

"Once in every few decades, a brilliant innovator makes a quantum leap in the way in which 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., M.P.H.



*****To download the Burdenko Brochure and the Certification Registration Application, click HERE.*****

OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the Burdenko Certification Institute programs is to educate individuals in the philosophy and techniques of the Burdenko Method, 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 neurophysiological efficiency, and heal injuries. This is an active land and water program. All participants will be required to engage in water and land, and to practice teaching others how to perform the exercises.

WHY TAKE THIS PROGRAM?

The BCI certification programs provide an opportunity to learn how to practice and teach this unique and highly effective system taught by its founder. Anyone who is interested in a cutting-edge approach to physical well-being, injury prevention, or rapid healing techniques will benefit from this program. This certification is meant to provide extensive knowledge rather than a simple framed diploma.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THIS PROGRAM?

The programs given by the Burdenko Certification Institute are open to all health practitioners who have had professional training in anatomy and physiology. The majority of our participants have been physical therapists, rehabilitation therapists, physicians, and athletic trainers. However, professional credentials are not our only criterion; we also take into serious consideration a person's commitment to, and passion for, helping others, as well as their talent for doing so. Our basic requirements for taking the first level program are that you feel comfortable in the water; have at least basic swimming skills, and are willing to engage in the Learn-Practice-Teach approach.

LEARN - PRACTICE - TEACH

The process of learning the Burdenko Method involves a three-step sequence:

LEARN The student learns the philosophy of the Burdenko Method, and then is shown specific techniques that exemplify, illustrate and expand upon that philosophy. This learning phase is accomplished through written materials, demonstrations, and active participation.

PRACTICE Practice occurs in groups or in pairs, under the supervision of an instructor. Feedback is given by both the partner and instructors.

TEACH After learning how to perform a particular exercise sequence, the student is then asked to teach that sequence to his or her partner. Observations and corrections are given by both the partner and the instructor.

TEST Upon the completion of the certification, all participants will be given a "hands-on" test.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

11:30 am - 7:00 pm

SATURDAY

9:00 am - 6:00pm

SUNDAY

8:00 am - 4:00pm

FEES
INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION
PART 1: CORE Program - Levels 1,2,3 $850
PART 2: Instructor Program - Levels 4,5,6 $850
PART 3 - Master Instructor $850**

**Master Instructor Certifications are scheduled individually with Dr. Igor Burdenko

One-on-one certifications are available for Part 1 & Part 2 EACH for $1,700.

CERTIFICATAION PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Instructor
Part 1
Part 2
Location
Igor N. Burdenko, Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 467-4530
May 16, 17 and 18, 2014
September 5, 6 and 7, 2014
Boston, MA
Fax: (617) 467-5366
BOSSE Sports, 141 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776
BOSSE Sports, 141 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776
Boston, MA
Email: igor@burdenko.com
Web site: www.burdenko.com
Joe Carroll, PT, MS
TBA
Hyannis / Cape Cod, MA
Phone: (508) 477-4800
 
Email: jcarroll@capecodrehab.com
Web site: www.fitplan.com
Registration Packet:
Click Here

Paula Ray, OTR &
Tera Galloway, CPT
TBA
Traverse City, MI
Phone: (989) 723-8837
Email: tera@rehabfocus.com
Web site: www.rehabfocus.com
Lisa Illg, PT
Ipillg@aol.com
TBA Eagle River, Alaska
Beth Scalone, PT OCS
TBA
San Diego, CA
Phone: (858)674-4480
Email: beth@waterpt.com
Web site: www.waterpt.com

MASTER INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

PART 3 (Qualified to Certify other Instructors) / Cost - $850

The Master Instructor program is arranged with Dr. Igor N. Burdenko. Only those with Part 1 and Part 2 Instructor Certifications or previous extensive training in the Burdenko Method are accepted to this program.

 

CEU Credits

Organization

NATA
Course

P-845
CEUs

20

           

PRIVATE COURSES

Three main programs in REHABILITATION, CONDITIONING and TRAINING

Tentative everyday schedule:
  • Philosophy, theory and main characteristics of the Burdenko Method
  • Patient observation
  • Video explanation
  • Literature review
  • One on one with Dr. Burdenko
  • Practice on your own
A student will receive a certificate of attendance.

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Organization and implementation of the programs consist of education in the Burdenko Method and practical application of it in rehabilitation, conditioning and training.
  • How to design and build therapeutic facilities including pools, treatment rooms, exercise areas, offices
SEMINARS
  • Education in the Burdenko method through lectures and workshops on an international level at Aquatic Therapy Symposiums and Aquatic Fitness Conferences sponsored by ATRI, AEA, and ACSM.
  • Seminars and workshops in your location national and international.
Clinical Affiliation

Affiliations such as Boston University, Simmons College, American International College, and Buffalo University.

WHO HAS BENEFITED FROM THE BURDENKO METHOD?

Nancy Kerrigan, Alan Houston, Paul Wylie
and many more!!!

"Dr. Burdenko's program is the best. It helped me to overcome pain and fulfill my goals in training."

Oksana Baiul, 1994 Olympic Gold Medalist

"These innovative techniques were both eye-opening and beneficial to my condition."

Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics

"The land and water exercises for rehabilitation and conditioning are the most effective, enjoyable, and safest ones I've ever done. I will do them for the rest of my life. He makes the impossible possible!"

Merrill Ashley, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

"I have been doing my exercises and skiing all winter with no pain. I am in love with this sport, and every day I ski I find myself silently saying "Bless you Igor for this gift.""

Natalie Bernstein, Writer


Recommended Reading

Article "Stretching the Truth"
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/sports/playmagazine/112pewarm.html

Bibliography - Recommended Readings
Download File

For further information call: (617) 467-4530 or E-mail: igor@burdenko.com

P.O. Box 590177, Newton, MA 02459