Host:†††††††††††††† We hear all the time about the difference Teeter Hang-Ups has made in peopleís lives. But we wanted to truly put it to the test. And since firefighting is one of the most physically strenuous jobs that demands so much from your back, we thought, what better place to test it than in a fire station. So we sent a few tables to one of the top fire departments in the country to gauge the impact it had on their lives and jobs.
Jeff:†††††††††††††††† Iíve had several back injuries on the job, and they still nag me. Iíve been using the Teeter for about a month now. I noticed that I was sleeping better at night, I wasnít turning and tossing. I wasnít having the stiff back. I felt more relaxed.
Matt:†††††††††††††† Iíll admit I was skeptical. Before I got on it, I thought, ďWell, weíll see exactly what this can actually do for my joints and my back.Ē And when I first got on it, I found it very easy to use. Instantly I was feeling the effects from it. My lower back was feeling better in the mornings and I just kind of felt rejuvenated getting off it every day.
Jake:†††††††††††††† Because I do have a history of lower back injuries, the thing that I liked about the Teeter is that it really allows my lower back to relax. I feel like it decompresses my spine.
Jim:†††††††††††††††† Back injuries can be detrimental to a personís career. It can be detrimental to our patients, and it can be detrimental to the other crew members if somebody injures their back and are unable to perform, especially in the middle of an incident.
Mandy:†††††††††† Firefighters often have all these weight compressing their spine for the entire duration of basically our work shift, especially if weíre on a fire call. So being able to come back and off all that weight and then decompress your spine makes perfect sense.
Matt:†††††††††††††† After a while with dealing my joint pain, it gets where I just, ďAh, thatísí just the way it is and not much I can really do about it. Iím working out, Iím stretching, Iím staying active, but I guess thatís just the way things are for now. Just have some lower back pain. Thatís just the way it is.Ē So when I started using the Teeter, I noticed that was improving immediately, and my knees as well. The Teeterís had a major impact on my life.
Jim:†††††††††††††††† For me, Iím in my 50ís now and having that ability to release the tension in my back with the Teeter is great. I love it.