What is Kettlebells?

Category: Physical Therapy


A kettlebell is a bowling ball shaped weight with a thick, sausage-like handle welded to it. Kettlebells may be used as part of a rehabilitation and physical therapy program to help regain functionality, strength, and coordination.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Kettlebells

Side effect Patients
Stiffness after session 1
Tennis elbow pain 1


Based on patients currently going to Kettlebells

Dosage Patients
90 min weekly 1
90 min daily 1


Currently going to Kettlebells

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
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2 patient evaluations for Kettlebells

Sep 24, 2016 (Started Feb 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for exercise)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tennis elbow pain)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: You must be careful and start out slowly. I was worried about hurting my back but it has cured (mostly) my back pain. Generally stronger and better endurance

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Feb 25, 2009 (Started Feb 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for exercise)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stiffness after session)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Kettlebells are an overall body device in a way that a lot of other weights are not. I learnt a lot from dumbbells but their impact was limited to my shoulder girdle and arms. Kettlebells impact all over / up and down. See demo: http://kickbike.blogspot.com/2008/12/kettle-bells.html However, every time you up your exertion level or weight you are going to pay for it so take care and always swing them bless correctly. I do em in the gym and at home. Great domestic gym equipment in one bell -- and one bell is all you need: 8kgm or 12kgm or 16kgm
Side effects: stiffness after session

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