Recently, Today Tonight ran a report about the benefits of inversion and the Teeter inversion table as a simple and natural solution to back pain. We thought their report was well-informed and well-balanced — see for yourself in this short 3-minute spotlight on inversion:
The fact that talk radio hosts like to talk to Roger Teeter is no surprise. Think about it – they sit behind a desk and a microphone all day so they’re going to have bouts with back pain.
On June 6, 2014, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Benefits of Hanging Upside Down: Can It Really Help Back Pain, Improve Circulation and Combat Stress?” in which the author details her research into inversion to determine if the claimed benefits are worth considering.
The article quotes Roger Teeter, along with other specialists in the field, including a professor of neurosurgery at Newcastle University, a physical therapist, and a physician/yoga instructor. By compiling and considering the validity of a variety of sources, the article expounds on the evidence suggesting why the benefits of inversion should be taken seriously.
The author concludes by describing her experience with using a Teeter Hang Ups Contour L5 at the Gym Source in Newton, Mass, saying “I felt a very enjoyable stretch of my abdomen, my hips and the sides of my body. I don’t have back problems, but I did find the experience very relaxing.”
Newcastle, UK, Sept. 2007 – A preliminary study from Newcastle Hospital shows evidence that the regular use of an inversion table may significantly reduce the need for back surgery.
Patients who were told they needed sciatic operations were divided into two groups. One group regularly practiced inversion therapy along with regular physiotherapy, while the other practiced physiotherapy alone.
The results showed that patients who practiced inversion were 70.5% less likely to require surgery.
Professor David Mendelow, head of Neuroscience at Newcastle University in England, told the London Telegraph that he estimates inversion therapy could save £80 million a year (about $160 million) in unnecessary surgeries. The results suggest that some patients may be spared major surgery by what many regard as novel treatment. We could like to carry out a larger study to prove this further.
Written By Roger Teeter – As seen in AZ Sports & Lifestyle
Feeling good and looking good are two different aspects of our lives that require time and attention if we want to maintain a happy and healthy life. Over the past 34 years, I have been an advocate for back health and the benefits of inversion therapy, often traveling the world to share my own experience.
Okay, so he wasn’t an actual guest, but last night during David Letterman’s opening monologue on The Late Show they have a little fun with a clip from our infomercial.
You can see “The Jump Heard Around The World” at 2:30 and 7:30 in to the monologue.
We have reached out to The Late Show about Roger coming on air to invert with Mr. Letterman. Like the idea? Tell The Late Show.
When does “alternative” become mainstream? I guess when over 125 million Americans do it. That is, incorporate at least one “alternative” medicine practice into their health care, like yoga, meditation, acupuncture, massage or inversion therapy.
This morning, The Today Show‘s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales and Jenna Bush Hager each experimented with some of these therapies on-air.
Seeing is believing. Seeing the immediate benefits of using a Teeter can now been seen thanks to some new medical technology that measures surface EMG. A case study utilizing surface EMG scans demonstrated a marked decrease in muscle tension after using a Teeter, supporting a older study that cited similar dramatic results.
Marathon runners are pretty cool. I’ve always been impressed by the self-control and dedication it takes to train for a marathon. Then you have the will-power and endurance required to finish the marathon itself. If you have ever ran a marathon yourself – be proud of your accomplishment and know you have my admiration!
There is a lot that can be said about a man who is 75 years of age, but when you ask the family and friends of Teeter Hang Ups founder, Roger Teeter, they have even more than “a lot” to share.