Even in our youth, it is important to maintain a healthy back and promote good posture so that our bodies are trained properly for preventative measures. That is why at Grundy Center, an Elementary School in Iowa, they take fitness and health seriously — and that includes inverted posture training using Teeter Hang Ups Gravity Boots!
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.
July 4this upon us, which means fireworks, food, and family time to celebrate our country’s independence. A great way to start off the holiday is by inverting before you play, to ensure that your back is stretched and prepped for some fun!
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As the days get warmer and longer, you’ll likely spend more time outside doing the things you love like gardening or golf – activities which can take a toll on your back! Summers are for spending time with family and friends, not for suffering from back pain. Here’s some simple yoga stretches for the back you can do – even while outdoors – to supplement your Teeter inversion routine:
Most Success Stories that we post are excerpts from customer letters or emails. While more difficult to convey, it’s not uncommon for us to field phone calls from happy people who just have to tell someone how much the Teeter has done for them. Just recently, one of our Customer Service agents had this to share (these type of phone calls make their day and ours too!):
“A customer called to say that he has only used his Teeter one time to about 30 degrees of inversion… and now he is pain free! He told me that his back has been in such pain that it would cause him to cry in the mornings before he even got out of bed, and he doesn’t cry easily. Today, he is sitting up and feeling great. He said that Mr. Teeter must use one himself to have designed such a great machine.”
While certainly not a typical experience, this customer found relief after just one session on his Teeter! Now, we all know that the relief is temporary and a regular, daily inversion routine is needed to help decompress and ease tension in the back… but it was fun to hear how excited this customer was after his first experience.
What’s your experience? We invite you to share your own story.
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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.