3610 – Burdenko Method Certificate

Advanced / 6-hour Workshop


Faculty: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC


COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Burdenko Method is an active therapeutic approach using interplay between gravity and buoyancy to facilitate healing and minimize dysfunction for clients of all ages, levels, and diagnoses.  The basic principles of the Burdenko Method will be presented followed by water exercise lab to reinforce these principles. At the end of the course, the participants will be able to apply the basic principles to design exercises to meet the specific needs of their patients, targeting the six essential qualities of movement: balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance, speed and strength.



1)  State the six qualities of movement addressed in the Burdenko Method. 

2)  Apply the basic principles and therapeutic benefits of the Burdenko Method to a variety of patient populations.

3)  Implement the basic principles of the Burdenko Method into exercise prescription.

4)  Select, design, and instruct patients in exercises that correspond to the six essential qualities of movement

     within the Burdenko Method.


FACULTY: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy. As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (www.waterpt.com), she continues with hands-on clinical care in addition to her role as educator. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Additional certifications include Certified STOTT Pilates™ instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.


Beth not only provides continuing education for health care professionals, she is an adjunct faculty in the San Diego Mesa College PTA program, teaching Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses. She also provides the learning module/instruction on aquatic therapy to the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program. She is the recipient of the 2010 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award and the 2012 ATRI Professional Award.