Inversion table therapy is a treatment method that involves hanging upside down or at an inverted angle. The therapeutic benefit is to use gravity to relieve pressure on the spine and lower back.
The concept of inversion therapy has been around for thousands of years. Hippocrates, born around 460 B.C. and sometimes referred to as the “father of medicine,” is said to be responsible for the idea of inversion therapy.
With today’s technology, the inversion table safely and comfortably reduces pressure and stretches the spine by using the natural force of gravity. By securing your ankles and inverting yourself, your own body weight is used to move tension off your lower back. Inversion tables allow you to control the angle of inversion, therefore the tension on your spine is completely adjustable.
Some of our more advanced inversion tables are designed with a locking mechanism that enables you to lock the table position at an angle you want. This makes it very easy to stay at that angle without the effort to balance your weight. Inversion tables provide a safe way to relieve back pain and straighten the spinal column. The IronMan inversion table is great for back problems. Read here for more information on inversion table therapy and inversion tables for back problems.