The kettlebell is a popular exercise implement that takes advantage of whole-body, functional movements as a means of strength and conditioning as well as movement control and neuromuscular re-education. Building on the Level 1 Kettlebell Therapy course, this Level 2 course solidifies fundamental clinical demonstration, instruction, and implementation of kettlebell exercises; and, explores intermediate exercises, strength and condition concepts, and rehab applications that are by nature fun, effective, and appropriately challenging for a range of clinical populations from youth sports to general orthopedics to geriatric care.
As the world of kettlebells also crosses over with strength, power, injury prevention, fall protection, and martial arts — these aspects, as it pertains to both kettlebells and physical rehabilitation, will also be explored across patient demographics and treatment populations.
This will not be a sit down with lecture slides course. Expect to exercise, get moving, experiment with variations, and engage in use case discussions.
Kettlebell Therapy Level 2 is NOT a Sit Down CEU Experience.
Get Ready to MOVE!
This course covers the popular exercise implement: the kettlebell. The kettlebell can be seen in CrossFit gyms, boot camp groups, and even in big box store fitness aisles. There have been many claims since the early 2000s on the rehabilitative and human performance benefits of kettlebell exercise. This course will build on the Level 1 Kettlebell Therapy course fundamentals to explore intermediate level exercises, instruction, and clinical applications.
This course will cover strength and conditioning principles, kettlebell fundamentals; and, a variety of intermediate exercise repertoires — including, but not limiting course content to the kettlebell variations of the snatch, windmill, multi-directional swing variations, Turkish Get Up variations, advanced swing, clean, and a wide range of core stabilization and multi-plane exercises.
The aim of the course is to cover not only the intermediate kettlebell exercise environment, but also treatment of conditions a clinician may find appropriate for use of kettlebells — building on content covered in Kettlebell Therapy Level 1. It is anticipated that low back pain, lower extremity injuries, shoulder instability considerations, and sports injuries will be discussed; it is also common to explore pediatric, neurologic, and geriatric applications in this course. Expansion into both safety applications and cross-training into a variety of clinical lenses will be explored. Discussion, brainstorming of kettlebells integrated into daily practice, general questions and answers, as well as the physical experience in interval style exercise and “hardstyle” kettlebell training effects will be a key aspect of this course.
About The Instructor
Ben Fung is a Physical Therapist based in San Diego, California. He currently serves as chief operations officer of UpDoc, Inc. a business consulting firm that specializes in marketing, workforce intelligence, and employee engagement — talent acquisition and retention. He is also chief financial officer of Recharge, an investor-backed CrossFit-Physio hybrid, with a mission to redefine the health care experience by breaking down the silos of medicine, health, fitness, and wellness.
As a physical therapist, he has experience in various clinical settings from acute care hospitals to community wellness to rural home health. His present professional focus is optimizing company and investor growth in various industries, including health care, health-tech, human resources, and marketing.
He received a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Michigan, doctor of physical therapy degree at Azusa Pacific University, and a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and psychology at the University of California, San Diego. Fung is recognized as a research pioneer of contemporary kettlebell exercise, popularly seen in boot camps and CrossFit gyms, a subject matter expert in digital marketing and branding, and is a lifelong student of martial arts, with most recent studies in Muay Thai (Thai boxing) and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Currently, his adventures include stretching the limits of day hike trail runs (such as the 5 Peaks Challenge, local to him), and rucking based challenge events such as the GORUCK Challenge.
More About Kettlebells: Media and Articles
Past events and articles with Ben Fung, PT, DPT, MBA:
- Launch Into Greatness
- What A Doctor Has To Say About Rehabbing And Exercising With Kettlebells
- Swinging Away Back Pain
- Restoring Movement with Natural Physics
- Kettlebells for Knee Pain