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
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Kettlebells

Side effect Patients
Stiffness after session 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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