PT Classroom - Kettlebell TherapyTM: Restoring Movement with Natural Physics ׀ by Ben Fung, PT, DPT
Dr. Ben Fung, PT, DPT is a licensed Physical Therapist in the state of California who earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with honors. His thesis on kettlebell exercise was presented and published by the American College of Sports Medicine in 2010. In addition to lecturing at national health conferences on the science of kettlebell exercise, Dr. Fung founded “Kettlebell and Physiokinetic Fitness” which went on to become a San Diego 2011 “Best Alternative Exercise Studio” Finalist in its opening year. In addition, he also founded Kettlebell Therapy™ as a gateway to network with clients, patients, and enthusiasts. In becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy, he received advanced clinical training in the differential diagnosis of multiple systems to prescribe Physical Therapy rehabilitation, prevention, and fitness/health/wellness programs by utilizing skills and education including: physical diagnosis of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary systems, clinical pharmacology, diagnostic imaging, anatomy, cellular histology, neuroscience, kinesiology, physiology, exercise physiology, pathology, psycho-social factors, and evidenced based practice.
Kettlebell TherapyTM: Restoring Movement with Natural Physics
As a Physical Therapist, I have used
kettlebells to rehabilitate and promote health in
individuals with low back pain, shoulder impingement, ankle
sprains, medial knee pain, myocardial infarction, mitral
valve replacement, and much more. Who would have thought
that a cast iron ball would be so clinically effective and
Due to the physics of the kettlebell, training with a kettlebell has
been associated with good carryover to the many physically similar
objects of daily function and makes it an ideal mode of exercise and
training for body mechanics. What is even more interesting than the
physics of the kettlebell object itself are the ballistic exercises
made available by the ergonomic properties of the kettlebell design.
Last revised: March 11, 2012