FAQ Friday: Can I Invert After Surgery?
One of our favorite things about what we get to do everyday at Teeter is talk to our customers! You all have lots of great questions and we try to address some of the most common ones on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Every Friday, we’ll focus on one FAQ in more detail. We encourage you to email us or post a comment with additional questions and we’ll send you an answer you may even see your question pop up on a future blog post!
Can I Invert After Surgery?
This is may seem like a cop out answer, but when asked, our answer is always the same: “Only if your doctor has cleared you to do so.” Circumstances are different for everyone, so the only people that can answer this are you and your doctor.
We mostly get this question from folks who have had hip and/or knee replacements. Even though we have heard numerous success stories from people who have benefitted greatly from using a Teeter inversion table after joint replacement surgery, we must advise that you consult your doctor first.
Post-surgery inversion, once fully healed, has the potential to help keep muscles flexible and enhance circulation. Some say inversion has helped them recover sooner than expected. But inverting too soon and without being cleared to do so by a physician can potentially cause damage to the results of the surgery.