Vincent Burke is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, and a Work Hardening Specialist. He has over twenty-five years of broad-based experience and has attained optimum results. His area of expertise in rehabilitation is in orthopedics and sports medicine, no matter the age, gender, or movement dysfunction. His other specialty is in personal training and athletic performance training. This, he does for the individual, small group, or team. Vince also has given numerous presentations and was the speaker/facilitator for professional higher education clinics, high school teachers, and camps for exercise, training and injury prevention programs.
His didactic credentials consist of a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and also a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with Summa Cum Laude honors. His undergraduate degrees were awarded from Farleigh Dickenson University in Madison, NJ and Barry University in North Miami, Florida. He is an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Divisions, along with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He also participates in the National Safety for Youth Sports Organization and is on nationwide forums for sharing his expertise for treatment and training.
While practicing in Florida, he taught athletic trainers at the Florida Atlantic University. He was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Chris Evertt’s Tennis Academy and Chris Carter’s FAST Program. As a physical therapist, he was the team therapist for the Harrid Dance Conservatory Academy and many of the local high schools and colleges while working for the Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine.
Here in New Jersey, he was the therapist for the Newark Bears and the New Jersey Nets for SportsCare Institute. He also was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for figure skaters at the Ice House in Hackensack. He ran the US Figure Skating Adult Training Camp off-ice strength and conditioning program. Vince conducts off-ice training for 200 hockey players each summer with the Give ‘Em Up Nothing Goalie Training facility in Saddle Brook, NJ. Infinity Fitness & Sports Institute was the training team for the New Jersey Mariners and many of the youth athletes in the area. Vince has been the strength and conditioning coach at Cal Ripken’s Baseball Training Camps. He has twice been a guest speaker on News 12 New Jersey, where he spoke of athletic injuries and treatment, and children and weight training. He has been a guest on ESPN’s NFL Countdown, performing functional rehabilitation for professional football players. Vince has published several articles relating to youth training, athletic performance and injury reduction. Vince has also appeared on a new television-broadcasting network in the NY, NJ, and CT area, which features high school athletics. This station, MSG Varsity, has featured him twice in their broadcasts, discussing youth athletics, injury prevention, and overuse syndromes.
Presently, he is running his solo physical therapy, personal and sports training facility. His physical therapy practice includes all types of patients of all ages, from the active aging with medical and orthopedic post-operative pathologies, to the young, injured athlete, and the infant born with various challenges. Additionally, he treats numerous athletes, such as Olympians, professionals, amateurs, including, but not limited to, the fields of football, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, ice-skating, karate, tennis, dance, golf, and hockey. On the other hand, many of the patients require care simply from work-related injuries, surgeries, neurological impairments, wound care, home care, and the like.
As for the personal training aspect of his business, Vince has the same outcomes as his rehabilitation…RESULTS. He has trained great athletes and hopefuls from all sports, ages, and genders. He has trained the five-year-old figure skater, the female all-state softball players, and the college and professional football player, to name a few. He is also a two-time NPC NJ body building champion. His photos has been published in, Body Building: A Realistic Approach, by Frank Melfa.
Vince was featured in The Bergen Record in 2007, and again in 2008, for the exceptional work he has done with his patients and athletes. Vince continues to think “outside the box,” as he searches for new and resourceful ways to help people obtain their optimal performance, whether it be in athletics or life. As he practices research-based physical therapy and personal training, he believes that one should always test new ideas. The practice conducts research studies on sports-related injuries and treatments to offer the best possible care for its patients and the public. Lastly, Vince has trademarked a comprehensive physical examination for athletes, called the MAPP, and is working with the New Jersey Pediatric Society to push its implementation by the sports world for all people who participate in competitive sports. The MAPP examines personal readiness to participate in sports, focusing on weaknesses that could lead to injuries when the stress of sports is placed on the person. He feels that this will greatly reduce the amount of sports-related injuries and even fatalities that we are seeing in the news today.
Vince is always searching for ways to educate others. He is constantly writing articles for submission to current magazines. Some of his published articles include: “Basic Weight Training and Conditioning for Children: A Must Before Functional and Power Training,” in Advance for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants, September 12, 2005; “Basic Weight Training and Conditioning for Youth Athletes,” in the Coaches Quarterly, April 3, 2008; “Are You Within the R.A.A.D.A.R. Zone?” in the NJ Cops Magazine, January 2011. These are just a few of his published articles.
Vince has created and trade marked a Human Behavior Awareness Program called RAADAR™. RAADAR™ is an acronym that stands for Responsibility, Accountability, Appreciation, Determination, Attitude, and Respect. These six principles intertwine with the eleven essential elements of human life: Family, Faith, Friends, Education, Charity, Work, Skill, Training, Game Day, Nutrition, and Rest. He has adapted his program for use with student athletes, school systems, communities, and the workplace. This program is about being positive and expressing/behaving the “Right Way.” With the use of positive reinforcement, the RAADAR™ Program encourages optimal human behavior for success in all aspects of life. RAADAR™ is growing and spreading quickly throughout local communities. Vince hopes to have the RAADAR™ program be integrated in all parts of life, nationwide. RAADAR™ was featured in The Bergen Record in February of 2016. At this time, Vince is in the process of lecturing on RAADAR™ and publishing his first book. Information on his RAADAR™ program can be found on his YouTube Channel.
Lastly, Vince has been addressing the epidemic of Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries among youth athletes. He has been running educational symposiums at select locations to educate on ACL injury prevention and pre-habilitation. Vince has a vast amount of knowledge and experience with ACL injury prevention, pre-habilitation, and rehabilitation.