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Get Your Feet Up With An Inversion Table, and Say Goodbye to Back Problems!

Relieving back pain and other disorders while being suspended upside down for several minutes has been proven effective by several pieces of research. Using an inversion table, all you need to do is to lie on your back and tip your feet so you’ll be leaning upside down. Let yourself hang up for a few minutes, and voila! This technique, also known as inversion therapy, can efficiently resolve and prevent your back problems. Let Home Fitness Equipment introduce to you Teeter Inversion Tables and experience back pain relief safely and efficiently!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Inversion Therapy, and How Does it Work?
 

Also called spinal traction, inversion therapy involves the process of suspending your body upside down to ease the pressure off your spine, decompress on your nerves, and increase circulation. It is used for short-term management of back pain by temporarily opening up a space between the compressed discs of your vertebrae.

The theory behind inversion therapy involves gravity. Gravity pulls our spine and muscles to maintain an upright body position which causes the spinal column to build up pressure and tension over time.

This theory suggests that shifting your body upside down where you place your feet above your head, will reverse the body's gravity pull. Since gravity is one of the contributing factors of bone, joint and muscle compression, suspending the body in an inverted position will possibly help in reducing the pain caused by it.  

In doing inversion therapy, it is practical to use a piece of special equipment. Specialised chairs, tables, and gravity boots are available in the market, but the most recommended among them is an inversion table.  

What is an Inversion Table?
 

An inversion table, or widely called as the brand Teeter Hang-Ups, is a swivelling table that allows a person to lie on his back and strap himself onto it, which provides security when hanging in an upside-down position. The inversion table mimics a reversed standing pose, where the head is lower than the heart.

Inversion tables are used commonly for the following:

  • Relieve back problems
  • Increase the flexibility of muscles and joints
  • Release nerve pressure and tension
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Reduce muscle spasms
  • Decompress spinal discs

Can I Use Inversion Tables at Home?
 

Yes, inversion tables are safe to use at home. However, we do not recommend it for those who are suffering from certain conditions related to cardiovascular problems. Being placed in an upside-down position may decrease your heart rate and increase your blood pressure. It is always better to seek proper guidance first from your physician or physiotherapist before using an inversion table. It is essential to understand how to use inversion tables and learn the dos and don'ts properly.

You must keep in mind that inversion therapy is not a quick and easy process. It takes time and discipline to adjust to the proper techniques that will suit your needs. We highly suggest beginning with smaller increments to avoid overdoing it as well as the side effects that come with it.

What Are the Risk Factors of Using an Inversion Table?
 

While using an inversion table is entirely safe, it is essential to consult with your doctor before use. We have listed below some common medical conditions to look out for. We strongly recommend to seek approval from your licensed physical therapist or physician if you have any of these:

  • High blood pressure/Hypertension

Using inversion tables elevate your blood pressure levels. If you have hypertension or high blood pressure, It is best to consult your doctor first before utilising an inversion table.

  • Glaucoma or any other eye disease

You may feel an increased pressure in your eyes due to the increased blood pressure. At times, it can worsen your existing condition, or even lead to bleeding.

  • Cardiovascular disease

Inversion tables decrease your heart rate. Cardiovascular disorders such as stroke, abnormal heart rhythm, and heart muscle disease can get worse.

  • Knee or hip arthritis

Using an inversion table can put you at risk for a joint injury. There is a tendency that a person may overdo the stretching, which could lead to discomfort.

  • Inner ear problems

The pressure can go up to your inner ear when you are inverted, which can lead to discomfort and aggravating the existing internal ear condition.

  • Pregnancy

Changes in the circulation may put you and the baby at risk. Additionally, if you are pregnant, your blood pressure level is naturally elevated as you produce extra blood for your baby.

  • Bone and joint disorders

Osteoporosis, herniated disk, fractures, or spinal injuries are some of the common bone and joint disorders that should be taken into consideration. Using an inversion table while having these can only worsen your current condition.

What Are the Points to Remember When Using Inversion Tables?
 

When you are using an inversion table, it is crucial to know the safety precautions that come along with it. That is why we have listed below some common and important points to consider when using an inversion table:

  • Always have someone to assist and watch you. Hanging yourself upside down without a spotter can be dangerous. You may have trouble getting back up or experience an unnecessary event. Having someone with you while doing the inversion session can help avoid these incidents.  
  • Follow your physical therapist's advice on what angle you are supposed to lean back. It is not advisable to lean back all the way; a maximum of 30-degree angle is suggestable.
  • Don't forget to use the safety straps on the teeter. These buckles you up so you won't slip off while hanging.
  • Please do not overdo it. You should use a teeter hang-up in short spans or increments. The optimal increment is to use it in one or two minutes, once a day to gauge how you feel. You should limit your session up to a maximum of five minutes twice a day, and nothing more.
  • Don't rush when tipping up and coming back up. Muscle spasms and blood flow problems may get triggered if you move too quickly.
  • Spice it up with other stretches. It is more effective to combine the inversion therapy with other exercises for you to remain flexible.

What Are the Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Inversion Table?
 

We have listed down the factors to consider when choosing the best inversion table:

  • Inversion Capacity

The best inversion table is the one that allows a full inversion capacity. When you are entirely in control of your equipment's inversion, you can make the most out of the therapy.

  • Durable and comfortable

An inversion table needs to remain sturdy and provide ample support to its user to avoid any accidents during the therapy. The materials used should also be made for comfort to give the needed help, so you won't experience any pain during inversion.

  • Safety design

Aside from durability and comfortability, it would be best if you also considered safety. Additional paddings at the back for head, neck, and lumbar support, safety belt, and ankle clamps help in assuring that no unnecessary injuries will take place.

  • Ergonomic design

It would be best if you choose an inversion table that is relatively easy to assemble and can fit perfectly in your area, making it easier for you to use and store after every session.

Where can I buy Teeter Inversion Tables in Australia?
 

Get the best deal for the inversion table here at Home Fitness Equipment. We can offer you a wide range of brands and models that will help you to find the best inversion table in Australia. We have varying designs available depending on what you prefer, such as safety straps, handles, and padded surfaces. We also have models that are foldable and storage-friendly, which are useful if you have limited space. One of our offered brands is the Teeter hang ups inversion table. An FDA-registered medical device, Teeter has been the leading hang up brand since 1981. It comes with superb quality and well-thought design, allowing smooth functionality without compromising on safety. 

Aside from that, we provide convenient shipping and fast delivery right at your doorstep. Don't forget to check and browse through our website to find out what's best for you. You can contact us for more info.