About // Russell Dunning

Russell Dunning (Ultimate Fitness)

An accomplished sports physical therapist, strength coach, and researcher, Russ comes from a martial arts and strength athlete background. After his academic years, which include a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Physical Therapy, he pursued becoming a StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor to complement his Sports Medicine Physical Therapy focus. As an academic, he is published and active in research. As a PT, he is deeply involved in his patient’s successes, and as a coach, he leads groups of both young and professional athletes to better their total body performance, strength, and conditioning. Russ is the Sports Medicine Coach for the UFC Hall of Fame, Urijah Faber, and Team Alpha Male.


MPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
MS (Master of Science in Biomechanics Engineering)
SFGII Instructor (Strong First Girya 2)
PBFRR (Owens Recovery Science Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation)
FMT Master Instructor (Functional Movement Techniques Master Instructor)
FMT RockFloss (Compression Band Certification)
FMT RockPods (Decompression Myofascial Therapy/Cupping Certification)
FMT Blades Advanced (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification)
FMT Performance (Kinesiology Taping Certification)
CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator Certification)

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