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.
There are three kinds of people: those who had back pain, those who have back pain, and those who will have back pain. Well, that at least covers over 80% of the population, according to some estimates.
Most people who use a Teeter inversion table do so because they need an affordable, effective solution for back pain. But what happens when the pain is a distant memory? Is there a need to use the Teeter inversion table then? You bet. Here are four benefits to using a Teeter beyond back pain:
- Maintain Joint Health
It is more than likely that the pain you have worked so hard to get rid of started because of an injury you sustained while doing something you were not prepared for. Car and work-related accidents aside, injuries from the more common activities that we do every day like gardening, sitting behind a desk, carrying a package in from the mailbox and sports may have been less likely if your posture, flexibility and joint health were looked after regularly. A regular routine of Teeter inversion, even after the pain goes away, is as important to maintaining your health as brushing your teeth. A daily dose for 3 to 5 minutes while incorporating mild stretches can keep muscles supple and joints hydrated. Don’t know where to start? That’s okay because we got you covered with our Better Back Inversion Program Mat which leads you week by week through progressive stretches and exercises.
- Live More Relaxed
In our hectic lives, physical and emotional stress is nearly impossible to avoid. It’s vital you take some time for yourself, even for a few minutes a day, to shed the tension. Try inverting with your Teeter in a quiet room – maybe turn on some soft music or add aromatherapy with lavender or eucalyptus – and oscillate by smoothly and slowly rocking down and up. Try incorporating some movement and mild stretching while inverted to ease muscle tension and get the blood moving. And if you struggle to fall asleep or battle restless sleep through the night, you may find that a few minutes of inversion will really help prepare your body for a good night’s rest. If you feel you could use a little help jump starting your relaxation, consider the Better Back Vibration Cushion.
- Stay Active
Countless people have shared stories with us about how they were able to regain their life back once they were able to rid or manage their pain using their Teeter. Get back into life with renewed flexibility and energy – and stay active by taking the time to help your body recover from daily activities. A few minutes on the Teeter will allow you to decompress after a jog, give your muscles a good stretch after working in the garden all day, and correct minor misalignments from a long day of golf. Invert as you wake up each day and before you go to bed each day. Invert mid-day for a boost of energy or after your workout to keep yourself fresh. Give yourself a bonus for your hard work with the Better Back Adjustable Acupressure Nodes or the Better Back Lumbar Bridge, two accessories to enhance both the decompressive and relaxing benefits of using a Teeter.
- Be Strong
Once you’re feeling good and comfortable with using your Teeter at an angle of 60 degrees or more, consider integrating some inverted exercise into your inversion routine. A strong core is a great way to protect yourself from future back injuries and problems. Why is that? When we look at the recipe for back pain, it consists of weak muscles, too much sitting and stress. Build your core through inverted no-load crunches and sit-ups that won’t hurt your back like floor exercises can. And you can even work your legs and glutes with the “reverse squat”, one of the toughest leg exercises there is! Remember, strong muscles are vital to help protect your joints and allow you to do the things you love. If you feel you need a bit more support while fully inverted, consider our adapter kit for the inversion table: EZ-Up Gravity Boots with Conversion Bar.
I purchased a Teeter Hang Ups from an exercise equipment store after I was injured in a serious auto accident. I began using the inversion to supplement the almost year of therapy to help improve my posture and relieve pain. I had to drive 100 miles a day for my job, and could not have done it without this product. With an exercise program and using inversion to this very day, almost 16 years later I am pain free and started training at 42 to be a bodybuilder – after training to run a half marathon. I can’t thank you enough for offering this exceptional product. I still have the original unit that I purchased and it works as well as the day I purchased it.
Matt M. -Kent, WA
Meet Cody Goodfellow
Cody is our Inventory Manager here at Teeter. Cody uses his crystal ball to predict the future (how much product we will need and when) and works with the factories to ensure on-time delivery. Here is a little more about Cody:
Where is your hometown:
Dinner or Dessert?
Dinner. I love a good tri-tip roast w/ raspberry dressing and my favorite beer.
Who is your favorite President?
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
What is your dream car?
What is your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite movie?
The Shawshank Redemption
Dogs or Cats?
Dogs. I would love a Bernese Mountain Dog.
If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?
How long have you worked for Teeter?
How would you describe your job to a 3rd grader?
I help decide how many of each product we will build, when to do it and where in the world to ship them.
What is your favorite part about your job?
The fact we truly do build a quality product that helps people.
What is your favorite Teeter product?
If you could be any part of a Teeter Inversion Table, what part would you be?
Roller Hinges because they are what make our product operate so smoothly.