The Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 Inversion Table enhances the user experience to achieve the ultimate in joint and back pain relief through precision balancing. Patented stretch grips and an innovative bed design accommodates pressure point and decompression accessories. Take inversion to the next level with best-rated and most customizable inversion table on the market. In just a few minutes a day you can achieve a natural stretch to help improve the health of your spine and joints , increase flexibility, and build strength with inverted exercises. The table features a Comfort Trak bed with a pressure-reducing design, which creates optimum decompression, maximizing your performance. The comfortable ankle straps ensure you won’t fall out, and the stable base makes sure you won’t topple over. About Teeter Hang Ups Teeter Hang Ups is the longest supplier of inversion products on the market today. Family owned since 1981, Roger Teeter’s passion for quality and best value has inspired over 2 million people to put their trust in Teeter Hang Ups. Teeter specializes in decompression products with inversion tables as the primary line; this focus ensures products that are optimized for benefits and function. Teeter’s primary attention is on quality. Engineering studies show that Teeter Hang Ups inversion tables outperform the competition in endurance, strength, rotation control, and assembly. Comfort Trak bed with pressure reducing design. Surface reduces friction, allowing decompressive stretch. Ankle dial accommodates smaller or larger feet for a secure fit. Stable base. 300-pound user capacity. Dimensions: 60L x 29W x 58.5H inches.
62 of 65 people found the following review helpful
This thing is fabulous!,
I have a lumbar herniated disc (L3-4) and something else going on with my L-5/S-1 area. I experience horribly painful sciatica as well as leg numbness on a regular basis. My lower back feels locked up when I spend too much time sitting or too much time in exertion mode. I finally went to see a pain management doctor who said his patients report a lot of relief with use of an inversion table. He told me not to buy the cheapest one, but don’t go out and spend ,000 either. I had seen commercials for this model and my husband found it at Sports Chalet where we were able to get 10% off the 9 price (and purchase the already assembled floor model that hadn’t been used, another plus!).
I’ve used it for 3 days and the relief I’ve experienced is amazing! I slowly invert to about 45 or 50 degrees and with some stretching I am able to self-adjust my lower back and hips. It produces immediate relief!
I recommend watching the CD that comes with it before just jumping right into it like I did! It’s no fun swinging like a pendulum, fully inverted. The video explains how to set the height, responsiveness and foot height within the ankle supports. It truly works just like in the commercial through control by raising and lowering your arms. I love this thing!!! I’m here again to look for accessories.
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
The quality is excellent,
Whether or not inversion therapy will work for your back pain will depend a lot on your individual problem. But if you’ve got chronic pain and want to give inversion therapy a try, this table would be a good choice. It is extremely well made and sturdy. I had a cheap inversion table years ago, and while they all perform the same basic function, the cheaper one looked and felt flimsy. This one feels like it could hold an elephant. You could spend less, and you could spend a lot more. This model and brand meet at the junction of cost value and quality of construction. I do not believe you will find a better built unit at any price.
With any of these tables, forget about folding them up to put away. That’s just not realistic, especially on a regular basis. So it’s going to be sitting out, and better to have a nice one.
Also, forget about putting it together in 30 minutes. If you put 10 of them together, you could probably get the 10th one done in that time, but count on more like 90 minutes to assemble it. It’s not hard, but you do have to read the instructions carefully and figure things out as you go. You’ll probably be better off using your own tools rather than the disposable ones they send with the unit.
The leg holders on this unit are as comfortable as can be expected. My ankles start to hurt after 3-4 minutes, which is all I do at one time anyway. I discovered that a few short sessions throughout the day are better than one long one. After a long session, I would sometimes feel worse.
I’ve had mine for about 2 months now, and I definitely see improvement in my back. I still have pain, but it has made enough of a difference that I decided to keep the unit when the free trial period was over. It would be quite a job disassembling, repackaging, and getting it shipped anyway. lol.
I bought mine directly from Teeter’s web site, where they also offered free shipping. They also included the (useless) accupressure knob attachments and the lumbar stretcher, plus I was able to avoid sales tax. Mine was delivered intact and undamaged. Others have complained of damage during shipping, but that is going to happen from time to time when you order anything big and heavy online. It is important to inspect the box when it arrives and to refuse the shipment if the box is badly damaged (call the shipper to have it picked up if it was left without signature).
When I bought mine, the Web site urged me to upgrade to the model 960 for another 0. I actually thought I had selected the upgrade option, but somehow I ended up with the 560 and now I’m glad I didn’t spend the money on the upgrade. The main difference is an attachment system to make it easier to get in and out of the table. I have found that it is plenty easy to get in and out, plus the bend/stretch motion required is one that you should be doing in conjunction with using the inversion table anyway.
It may not work miracles for everyone. I’m rating the table in terms of the quality of construction, ease of use, and appearance. For that I give it 5 stars.
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
I’m a new man now thanks to this inversion table,
Several months ago I thought at age 66 I was going to be forced into the end of my working career because my back pain was beginning to get the best of me. I can’t afford not to work and the pain would still be there even if I wasn’t working, and I didn’t want to become vegged out on pain medication. Then I had a friend suggest I look into an inversion table. I started knowing nothing about them and did my research on the internet. Some inversion tables are for doing inversion only, not allowing you to do exercise while on them. I decided that if I was going to buy one, I wanted to be able to do exercises as well as invert. I saw images of individuals on a table inverted that went crashing down with that person hanging there. I did not want to break my neck while trying to help my back. That led me to looking for the sturdiest construction I could find. After all you are putting your body at risk with whatever you buy, so don’t be cheap. I am convinced that the Teeter EP560 is the best and safest unit for this purpose I could buy. It was very easy to put together, it’s always a good practice to follow the instructions.
After just a couple days of use I was experiencing great relief in my lower back and with each day there after it has gotten even better. For my neck it has taken longer to reach the relief level I wanted. I figure the fact that when you are inverted you have more of your weight working to decompress your lower back than at the neck level. I try to spend some time on the table each day. While fully inverted and hanging free of the bed I do twisting exercises and setups to strengthen my core muscles. It has been a real blessing for me. Before buying, make sure and review if any of your medical conditions would disqualify you from using the table.