What is Dumbells?

Category: Physical Therapy


Dumbell exercises incorporate stabilizing muscles helping to develop a balanced posture and perhaps reducing the risk of over-use injuries. They also allow you to work through a potentially greater range of movement than resistance machines.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 2 1
Pain in shoulder(s) 2 0
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1 1
Increase effect of another treatment 1 1
Pain 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dumbells

Side effect Patients
Joint pain 1
Joint stiffness 1
Muscle pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Dumbells

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
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Stopped going to Dumbells

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
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1 patient evaluation for Dumbells

Feb 25, 2009 (Started Feb 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for exercise)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Get trained in how to properly lift and swing kettlebells. Then do it as often as you can each week as part of an exercise regime. But keep your lift weight low and concentrate on reps. http://kickbike.blogspot.com/2008/12/kettle-bells.html

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