Teeter is a company that makes inversion devices for home, clinical, and commercial use. The company was founded in 1981 to develop inversion products for back pain relief.
Teeter inversion tables are registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as 510 (k) medical devices, ensuring quality, safety, and effectiveness.
This article covers Teeter inversion tables, how they work, and how to use them.
Teeter makes fitness equipment such as recumbent cross trainers, elliptical rowers, and a home gym. The company also offers accessories such as gravity boots, massage roller balls, and mats.
About the products
Teeter has a number of inversion tables that include the latest models: FitSpine X1, X3, and LX9. With design improvements over older models, list prices range from $ 329.99 to $ 549.99 and come with a 5-year warranty.
Teeter offers free shipping within the continental United States. The company offers a 60-day return policy that allows you to receive a full refund, minus the return shipping costs.
You can also buy their inversion tables from Amazon. Note that Amazon’s return policy applies.
The Teeter FitSpine X1, X3 and LX9 inversion tables have the same bed, ankle supports and attachments. Read on to take a look at the features common to all three models.
Features of Teeter FitSpine Inversion Devices
The FitSpine tables have a plastic bed. The firm, flexible bed bends with every movement and enables controlled rotation. Grip and stretch handles are attached to the bed and frame to aid in stretching and decompression of the spine.
The FitSpine tables have thick, foam-lined ankle supports that comfortably adapt to the shape of your legs and ankles while providing security. You can adjust the wheel to position your ankles, which gives you more control over your movements.
The FitSpine tables come with an adjustable lumbar bridge that attaches to the bed rails to support your lower back and hips. The attachment increases traction, relieves the low back pressure and improves alignment.
The tables also come with acupressure knots that attach to the bed grooves or lumbar bridge. The acupressure nodes provide pressure point therapy that helps relieve tension, promote blood circulation, and relieve muscle pain.
All FitSpine inversion tables are compatible with optional accessories, including posture correction pillows, a supportive neck massager and a vibrating pillow that provides neck support, massage impulses and thermotherapy.
All Teeter products provide free access to the Teeter Move app, which offers an online video library of individual exercises, instructor-led workouts, and instructions from personal trainers.
FitSpine X1 inversion table
Price (RRP): $ 329.99
The FitSpine X1 is the simplest model, but still offers the essential functions that are required for inversion therapy. This is a good option if you can get on and off the device easily and don’t need extra handles.
FitSpine X3 inversion table
Price (RRP): $ 449.99
The FitSpine X3 is the mid-range inversion table. It has traction handles that allow you to increase decompression when flipped at lower angles, improve rhythmic oscillation, and get out of full reversal quickly.
The X3 also has long handles attached to the frame that you can use to do some stretching exercises. The ankle system includes an elongated handle that allows you to adjust your ankle position easily and effortlessly, which is ideal if you have severe back pain.
FitSpine LX9 inversion table
Price (RRP): $ 549.99
The FitSpine LX9 is the premium model. It offers the same traction handles, long handles, and the elongated knuckle grip as the X3, plus a few extras.
The LX9 has a raised entry platform that makes it easier to get into the ankle lock system. The frame is slightly larger than on the other models and the angle makes it easier to move in and out.
The LX9 also comes with a storage case that can hold your acupressure nodes, water bottle, or your phone.
Inversion tables position your feet above your head, gently reducing the spinal pressure and compression that can occur due to gravity. This can help lengthen the spine, relieve pain, and improve relaxation.
Inversion tables offer the possibility of inverting at different angles or performing a complete inversion. The larger the inversion angle, the deeper the elongation. You can also do inversion table exercises.
At the beginning of inversion therapy, you can have sessions lasting from 30 seconds to 1 minute several times a day. Gradually you can increase to sessions lasting several minutes. Finally, you can have 10 to 20 minute inversion sessions if it’s comfortable.
Remember that every day or session is different. So it’s okay to spend more or less time and use different angles of inversion depending on how your body feels.
Inversion tables are used to treat back problems and conditions, such as:
Some people use circulatory inversion tables to increase flexibility, improve posture or core strength, or do general exercises.
Much anecdotal evidence and older research supports the benefits of inversion tables. However, there are no more recent studies that prove their effectiveness.
Here’s a look at some of the older studies:
- A 2012 study of 26 patients with disc disease found that those who used an inversion device for 6 weeks significantly reduced their need for lumbar disc surgery.
- A 2013 study of 47 women suggests that inversion traction has a positive impact on pain levels, lower back flexibility, and back strength in people with chronic low back pain.
- Research from 2014 suggests that the weightlessness of inversion therapy on the spine helps relieve back pain and reduce the need for surgery in people with sciatica.
Always talk to your doctor before using an inversion table, especially if you have persistent back problems or health issues.
Inversion therapy may not offer long-term benefits and is not suitable for all back problems. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy or chiropractic care in addition to or instead of inversion therapy.
To avoid falling, make sure that you have buckled the device on properly. If necessary, have someone close to assist you.
Avoid inversion tables if you:
- high blood pressure
- a heart or circulatory disease
- Retinal detachment
- common concerns
With the FitSpine inversion tables, you can perform inversion therapy at home. The X1, X3, and LX9 pricing give you options based on how much money you want to spend. The main difference is that the X3 and LX9 models have some extra features that make your experience easier.
Emily Cronkleton is a certified yoga teacher and has studied yoga in the USA, India and Thailand. Her passion for yoga has laid the foundation for a healthy and inspired life. Her teachers and practice have shaped her life experience in many ways.
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