Introduction to Kettlebell is designed for rehabilitation professionals who have limited to no exposure to Kettlebell’s (KB’s) and wish to acquire a solid foundation for using KB’s in rehabilitation. This course will go over the history of the KB, basic KB biomechanics, exercise physiology and the basic general lifts utilized in rehabilitation, as well as overall fitness and sports performance training. The KB is a unique rehabilitation tool in its design and usage which will help to augment any sound rehabilitation program.

Level of Instruction:  Introduction

Course Objectives

  • Identify the history of the KB and its recent resurgence in fitness circles
  • Identify biomechanical, neurological and physiological principles of KB training and how they differ from other traditional strength training modalities
  • Identify patients who are appropriate for KB training
  • Identify the movement sequences by joint actions, planes of motion, primary, secondary and stabilizing muscles used in various KB lifts including; dead lift, swing, squat, press, clean, snatch and Kettlebell Core Series

Course Agenda

  • 8:00 PM – KB are not as new as you think they are
  • There is a scientific basis to exercise prescription
  • There needs to be real life simulation in exercise prescription
  • There is a difference between real strength and artificial strength
  • There is a proper way to lift a KB
  • 9:30 PM – Questions and Adjourn


  • Brad Keisling, PT, CSCS

Brad Keisling, PT, CSCS, is an educator and clinician having graduated from Ithaca College Department of Physical Therapy where he was a member of the football team. He brings with him 16 years of orthopedic experience as the center manager for Drayer Physical Therapy in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine in Hilton Head, SC.  In addition to being a licensed physical therapist, Brad is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Level 1 Instructor for Kettlebell Concepts and has been able to incorporate both into rehabilitation, especially of the injured athlete.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $49


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