The Teeter EP 550 Inversion Table incorporates our newest technologies to achieve maximum stretching and decompression, for reduced back pain and muscle relaxation. The patented Ergonomic Flex technology provides a greater range of motion, while encouraging realignment and muscle relaxation. A smooth, injection-molded surface reduces friction for optimum decompression and the foot platform design dials up or down for a secure & comfortable fit.
Whether you want to enjoy better posture, reduce back pain, or simply minimize your daily stress load, the Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 inversion therapy table makes a terrific choice. Inversion therapy works by placing your body in line with the downward force of gravity. In the process, inversion elongates the spine, increases the space between the vertebrae, and relieves the pressure on discs, ligaments, and nerve roots. And less pressure means less back pain, as well as fewer headaches and neck problems. Inversion is an ideal therapy for people with persistent spine and muscle problems, in addition to athletes who frequently push their body out of whack through repetitive muscle motions, such as runners, weightlifters, skiers, bikers, and golfers. Studies suggest that inverting yourself a mere 25 degrees for even a few minutes per day can have tremendously positive effects.
The EP-550 is outfitted with such features as Flex Technology, which allows the backrest to bend accommodate your stretches for greater mobility and range of motion; an adjustable foot platform with two settings, allowing you to find the optimum position for ankle comfort and security; and an EZ Angle tether strap, which offers preset angles at 20, 40, and 60 degrees, along with custom angles depending on your preferred position. Other details include an adjustable head pillow for maximum comfort, an instructional DVD, and a 300-pound user capacity. The EP-550, which accommodates people as tall as 6 feet 6 inches, carries a five-year warranty.
About Teeter Hang Ups Roger and Jennifer Teeter founded Hang Ups Inversion Products in 1981 and have been dedicated to manufacturing quality inversion products ever since. Roger and Jenny truly believe in the benefits of this simple, natural form of therapy that has been around since 400 BC. In the late 1970's, Roger tried many forms of therapy to help manage his pain. He finally discovered that by inverting, he was able to relieve his back pain and begin the road to recovery. He credits inversion for keeping him pain free, healthy, and active. Inversion has changed Roger's life, and now he is dedicated to sharing his knowledge of inversion and quality products.
STL International, creator of Teeter Hang Ups brand inversion equipment, has pioneered standards for quality and performance in the inversion market. All Teeter Hang Ups F-series inversion tables are classified in accordance with UL 2601-1 (medical equipment in a clinical setting), a rigid specification that tests the structural integrity of the equipment.
Inversion therapy table designed to reduce back pain and improve posture
Elongates the spine and relieves pressure on discs, ligaments, and nerve roots
Backrest with Flex Technology produces greater mobility and range of motion
Adjustable foot platform with 2 settings; EZ Angle tether strap; adjustable pillow
Includes instructional DVD; 300-pound user capacity; 5-year warranty
Great product! Great price! Great relief!!! For those of you who do not know the meaning of instant relief of back pain, you need to get this Teeter Hang Ups inversion table. It is built very well which is important for a device that puts you upside down. You don't want the thing to break. And I feel totally confident that my Teeter Hang Ups inversion table will hold me with no problem (I weigh 210 lbs). I love this thing. I go on it every night. And something I didn't expect was that it makes my whole body feel good afterwards. I got the gravity boots along with it. And I'm glad I did because without them, the foam padded bar starts getting a little painful after a while. But with the gravity boots, it is no problem. ...more info
Teeter Hang Up The product is great! My husband and father in law both have one now and they use it all the time! My father in law has terrible back pain, but this seems to help!!...more info
Teeter EP-550 Build Quality I have been suffering from DDD. Purchased this item to relieve lower back pain. I've felt definite benefits from just a few days of inversion with this unit so far. I weigh about 240-250lbs and so something well built was a very important purchase criteria for me. I feel very safe on this table. It's very stable and easy to control rotation. It's a well-constructed unit which goes together vey easily. I'm very pleased with this purchase....more info
Teeter EP-550 Amazon is great. Have a disc problem in back. Ordered this product at 10:00am on a Tuesday and it arrived the next morning as promised. Very easy to put up taking about 10 minutes. Built like a tank but folds up very easy. Bought it for myself but now my wife loves it. All adjustments are easy to make and understand. I placed a vibrating pad I already had on it and love it. Used it only one night but already can tell this will be something I use a lot. First nite with a slight tilt to about 4oclock I almost fell asleep on it. Very comfortable. Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Therapy Table...more info
Inversion therapy worked for me In summary, my lower back is now manageable without medication.
I really tried physical therapy, chiropractic, muscle relaxants, moist heat, pain medications, and acupuncture with no success. Using this table my back pain is greatly diminished and it's like I got my life back again. The quality of this table is excellent and what more can you say when you have success.
Very sturdy and good back stretch I used this inversion table only 4 times so far. It was fairly easy to assemble, the instructions are very clear and the dvd is excellent. I will give another review in a few months when I expect to give it 5 stars if I love it. I like it because it provides a really good back stretch and I actually feel taller after using it. I invert about 35-40 degrees so far because it is such a weird sensation I am just not completely comfortable with it yet. You feel like you're falling and using the table alone is disconserting. I do not believe it will tip over or that my feet will slip out of the clamps but it is hard to just release that fear. Also, I noticed that the skin around my ankles became irritated from the rubber clamps. I will need to buy tall socks so the bare skin is not in the clamps. Overall, it is a good product and I hope to become more relaxed while using it....more info
Great machine It is well built and is working on my back problems. The assembly manual could use some extra details....more info
It Is Great This product is built great and really works. Easy to put up and feels wonderful to stretch out the back. Also great for doing exercises on it. I stand on my feet all day cutting hair and it feels great to get my feet above my heart on a long day. Takes the pain out of my feet and back. I love it....more info
Despite the medical warnings Despite the medical warnings that inversion tables are not recommended for those with prior back surgeries, inserted pins, etc. I purchased the EP-550 and the boot accessory kit.
I have disc and joint disease. I am 46 years old and in the past six years, I have had eight orthopedic surgeries, including rods and screws in my lower back, my second disc removal from my neck, three shoulder surgeries, elbow surgery, rotor cuff surgery and the repair of a 40% bicep repair. Lately, I have had a lot of stiffness and pain in my neck again and my hips have been acting up. In an effort to hopefully delay another neck surgery, and take pressure off of my hips without surgery, I figured I would give the Teeter hang up a chance.
I have had the teeter for two weeks and here are my thoughts. First, I like the ability to hang upside down to let my arms extend down and provide some natural stretching to my surgically repaired shoulders. It machines works well for that purpose. Also, my hips do feel better in that they seem to stay aligned better and keeps the pressure off when standing.
When inverted, I do feel the stress of the pull on the rods and pins in my back at waist level. While saying that, I want to point out that it is not a matter of causing pain, just the pressure of the weight of my body hanging from the pins. What works best for me at this point is that I first warm up by slowly tetter totting up and down, to put the stretching pressure on and then off again, etc. This is also somewhat enjoyable as well. On a side note, I put my wife on this teeter for the first time yesterday and she also tetter tottered as well and laughed the entire time. My daughters love the machine.
Anyway, once I warm up by tetter totting, I hang completed inverted and then do slow turning stretches. Yesterday I started to incorporate a few crunches into my routine. I let myself get about 30 pounds over weight during the past few years of repeated surgeries but I am hoping this machine will help my joints feel better so I can work out more. So far, I have had no ill effects from this machine and my shoulders and hips feel better. My neck is still stiff, but they already told me I need another surgery for that.
One comment on the adapter and boots. I purchased them because I saw the comments of others that the non boot option was not to comfortable. According to everyone on my family, the boot option is not all that comfortable either. Perhaps I am making them too tight for my family while I gain confidence in the safety of the boots but all find the boots uncomfortable after a few minutes of inversion and some lose of sensation in their feet for a few minutes after being off the machine. The teeter totting seems to reduce this discomfort somewhat with the alternative pressures.
I am giving this a four star as the boot adapter seems to force my feet too close together as to somewhat crunch my hips while on the table.
I am sure you are tired of reading my post but I just wanted to share thoughts of one who has a ton of the medical issues they say users of this machine should avoid.
Great for a bad back I was somewhat skeptical when I ordered this board whether it would help my back or not. I am periodically bothered by back problems that are either sciatica or something closely resembling it. When it hits it has always taken at least six weeks of physical inactivity and stretching to relieve the pain, and the ache would linger for months. When I felt the latest bout of this condition begin, I ordered this board. I can truthfully say that after using the board for one week, five minutes a day, the pain and any sign of the condition had disappeared. I live alone so I do not fully invert, but the last setting using the safety harness was enough to provide me relief. I only use it two or three times a week now, but have not had a recurrence of the back problem in the four months since buying the board. The one time relief was enough to justify buying the board, and any future aid in relieving or preventing the sciatica will be gravy for me. I am beginning to believe that periodic use may hopefully prevent the condition from coming back. I bought the Teeter board because I am 64 years old and weigh 250 lbs. I feel very secure on this board and if I had someone around when I was using it I would have no hesitation in going fully inverted. The sensation when you first use the board takes some getting used to, but once you develop trust in the board that feeling goes away. ...more info
Essential for back health Easy to assemble and very well made. Essential part of a wellness program for people with troubling back problems. So far, so good....more info
Don't Use if You Have had Hernia Surgery This is a great product for your back, however, be aware that you may injure yourself unknowingly if you've had hernia surgery. I had surgery 2-1/2 years ago and after using the Teeter Hang Ups for about a week, doing the swinging motions they suggest, I started to experience sharp pain at the site of my hernia. I went back to my surgeon who said that the hernia repair was still in place, but I had likely pulled out some of the permanent stitches by stretching my mid-section, and it would take time for the pain to go away. There is a warning in the manual that says "do not use if you have hernia" but it is in fine print, and I assumed that a "repaired" hernia would be OK.
I have no complaint about the product, just that the health warnings were not posted on the Amazon page where I bought it. ...more info
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Product easy to assemble. Instructions and dvd are extremely helpful. This product is exactly what I was looking for. It has done wonders for my aching back. ...more info
inversion table Shipping box arrived all beat up with missing parts. The Teeter company did fill first request for missing parts, but their package was itself missing a part. The assembly instructions leave a lot to be desired - hard to follow, poor illustrations.
The product itself is functioning properly - no complaints there....more info
Great Product My wife and I purchased this product after diligent research. Amazon sent the order without tax and free shipping when we signed up for Amazon Prime, so it was a good deal. The product has to be assembled, but it has a great DVD to lead you every step of the way. (The instructions were less than helpful and I would have never gotten the Teeter put together without the DVD.) The Teeter performs as promised. This model does not have the bothersome bar in the back that others do. We are very pleased with this purchase and if you need an inversion table for back problems, then you cannot buy a better table for the money. ...more info
Better than 5 Stars! The manufacturer of this machine knows how to provide a quality product, which is rather refreshing in this low-grade import world that we have created. Excellent - definitely worth the money!...more info
Great product! I'm 61 years old and decided to buy this product after seeing it in a store (at a higher price). It does exactly what they say. It is helping relieve the discomfort from my compressed disks. A couple of weeks getting used to inverting and I'm pretty comfortable in the fully inverted position. I'm also doing some of the inverted crunches, which is really strengthening my abs. It's a great product....more info
back feels great after I get off of it. If I could stay on the thing all day, I'd feel fine. It does the trick for a duration of time for me. Once I get back into my normal routine, the pain in my lower back (sciatica) does return somewhat. But it does seem to work overall....more info
happy back now I've been using this daily now for several weeks and my back feels better than it has in years!!! I've been telling everyone I know who has issues with their back and inviting them over to check it out. Well worth the money. Very nice construction. I particularly like the way that it twists with you. Try it, I doubt you'll regret it. I will warn you though... it is a bit hard on your ankles/feet at first, take you time and you'll get used to it. Also, I tried without my shoes on, not a good idea... very uncomfortable. Use a nice pair of sneakers....more info
I am glad we purchased this product Two weeks ago I purchased this unit for my husband who had been spending most of his time laying on the floor due to his back pain. He had back surgery 1 ? years ago and so back pain is not new to him. He noticed immediate improvement by using the Teeter and two weeks later he is thanking me for purchasing it and is getting back to being able to function. He was really afraid he was looking at back surgery again. I too, have lower back pain and notice a big difference. If my back is bothering me, I hop on for 10-15 minutes and when I get off the pain is gone. The Teeter is well made and you feel safe on it. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. ...more info
Great Product The Teeter Hang Up works well and is very well built.
I have been using it daily for about 3 weeks now and my back feels great.
I would suggest this machine to anyone with back pain....more info
Hangin' A great tool to help your back and health. My mother has had one of the these for years, and when I visit I do some hanging around.
My chiropractor encouraged me to get one and told me mother knows best!
I got this newer model and have really enjoyed it. The box is quite heavy, but that is a good thing because you know it is sturdy. It does not take long to put together and the instructions are simple.
Although this is a costly piece of equipment, it may be worth it in the long run after hanging around and seeing how it positively affects your health....more info
Great for keeping back in good shape I injured my back and now have been using this with relief. My physical therapist agreed about the benefits of this, but said if I would have used this 10 years ago, I would not have a back injury now. Don't wait til you are injured to do something good for your body....more info
Good product, solidly made I have had the inversion table for 2 months. First off, I should tell you that I have had chronic back pains for several years. I am in my mid 30's, 5'8" and 170lbs. The reason I am telling you this is that if you are of similar build, you will definitely want to consider getting the boots as well as the conversion bar. I used the table when I first received it at full inversion and was only able to muster about 5 minutes before my ankle hurt and my feet started falling asleep. (I am accustomed to inversion therapy). I got the boots and the conversion bar and am a happy camper. Good product but for me, the boots are a must....more info
The Baim's This table is amazing! It was delivered in 3 days and installation was very easy using the CD that was enclosed. The box is somewhat bulky but manageable to move. It was very helpful reading the reviews from other owners on this item and it helped my wife and I in making an easy educated decision on purchasing this table. I had back surgery a few months ago and my wife and I have seen the chiropractor many times. This table is a great value along with the sturdiness of the unit and will pay for itself in a matter of a few uses. My wife and I tried the inversion table for the first time and found it to be a great relief and stress reliever on our back. We did not feel any discomfort on our ankles as some had stated in reviews, but we did order the gravity boots just in case and are waiting for them to be delivered. Overall, the brand name along with other people's reviews helped my wife and I in making an excellant purchase. Hope this helps other's out there who are deciding what table to purchase. ...more info
Great Inversion Table This is a high quality inversion table. It is very solid and easy to assemble.
I am pretty large - 6'2", 260 lbs. I feel very secure on this even in the fully inverted position.
Buying an inversion table is something that I had considered for quite awhile. I had heard from several people that they are very helpful for back problems.
Although I do not have chronic back issues, there are times when I have lower back pain. Using this has been very helpful for me. It really seems to decompress my back, which may be quite helpful for those who sit at a desk for countless hours each day. I have not had any issues with my back since shortly after starting to use this. Generally I invert for about 10 minutes, 4-5 times per week.
If one is considering buying an inversion table, this is one that is very good....more info
Teeter HangUps EP-550 This table is top notch in quality. Assembly is a snap and the multiple sensitivity adjustments allow various response times depending upon your experience. A great buy....more info
very satisfied Shipped promptly. Easy to assemble. Very sturdy, well built. Good use instructions - easy to learn how to work it. Took a few days using small inversions to get past the disoriented dizzy feeling. Now using it regularly for 5 to 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a day....more info
I like it The Teeter tables are all sort of expensive but I am happy with the purchase. I think that if you are going to hang by your feet you should want to do it as safe and secure as well as comfortable as possible. This table just feels solid whether you are just at an angle or if you go with the full inversion. I have to admit that for me it took a few times to get used to the inverted sensation but I also had never done it before.
If I had to point out a drawback I find that the method for holding the feet is not perfect. I like to go fully inverted and it is not the most comfortable on the feet/ankles. Part of that is that I had a broken foot not that long ago and theres a big pad that goes right across the foot and that doesnt feel too great on a foot that is still somewhat sore. I do plan to get the conversion bar and use some of the gravity boots in order to make inverting more comfortable when I do it for longer periods of time.
Assembly is not difficult at all I just read the instructions and went at it although the DVD that comes with it has a part covering assembly that might explain it better than the instructions did. I would say that unpacking the item from the box was more of a challenge than assembly.
Overall I like the table, I use it daily. The ONLY reason it didnt get 5 stars is that I am going to have to get the gravity boots-bar attachment to make it more comfortable, but a lot of the reason for that is that sore foot not really the machine. I really like to use it after working out especially if I do back or legs, both of which put a lot of strain on the back. I do notice that the muscles up and down my back seem slightly sore, not bad sore just the type that let you know they were worked-stretched. I take this as proof that inversion stretches the muscles of the back...especially the erectors. I havent tried the ab work with it yet...waiting till I get the gravity boots-conversion bar for that just to make it more comfortable....more info
Seems to be working This item was easy to assemble and use. It seems to be helping my back problems, although my chiropractor cautioned that hanging upside down is not good for people with high blood pressure. I have suffered no ill-effects. ...more info
Teeter Hang Up helps sciatica Have just started this inversion therapy in the middle of a full blown sciatic attach and seems to be working. I would recommend this product....more info
Aching Back Great product that really releaves my lower back problems. Adjusts on the ankles quickly and easily and is very comfortable to use....more info
Quality product Although I seldom write reviews on products, this merits a mention. I received the EP550 from Amazon in the shipping time promised. It was very well packed and nearly completely assembled. The few tools needed to complete are included.I had one of the first inversion table models Teeter made in the 80,s. It was well designed and well made. This 550 is also very well constructed and easy to adjust ,use and store NO TOOLS required.The ankle/foot clamps were eaiser to get in/out of on the early 'T' bar design. Probably changed to posi lock for safety reasons. It is very comfortable with the cups on the back and the foam pads on the front.You will not be dissapointed with spending a hundred dollars more on this product than going with its CHEEPER competitors ........more info
Finally... a quick fix! I'm very happy with the Teeter EP-550. The product is made very well at it's easy to use. This is my first try at an inversion table and I feel very secure on it.
After about 30 minutes assmebly time, the table was ready to try. I tried it without viewing the video first, as I was anxious to see if I would notice any relief after just a couple of minutes. I was pleasantly surprised. After just 2 minutes, not even fully inverted, I could feel the compression in my lower back disipate. I then watched the video and realized I had not set the foot bar or the table position where they needed to be, based on my weight & height. Once I did that, and saw the "proper" way to invert, I felt much more confident during the inversion process. It does feel strange at first... quite a head rush the first time... but you get used to it in just a couple of tries. I can now fully invert for a full 10 minutes. The video was very helpful with suggestions for exercises you can do as you are inverted. I don't use it every day. I find if I use it every couple of days, that gives me the relief I need. I don't find that it is as long lasting a relief as doing yoga, daily. But for a quick fix it's great! I even inverted one day for 5 minutes, before I helped my husband move a 32 inch "old style" TV set from the floor to a TV stand and my back held fine. I'm sure if I hadn't stretched it out first, I'd still be in pain.
I give this product 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason I can't give it 5 stars is because I have a little trouble pulling the pin up to release my feet, when I'm finished. My back still complains when I bend over to pull up the pen. But that is probably due to the arthritis I have in my back... I'm not sure anything other than drugs can help with that. Overall, I'm very happy I have the table. I highly recommend it. ...more info
Excellent results for the last year! I have owned the EP-850 model for more than a year now. I had lower back pain with the sciatica causing pain and numbness down to my toes. I also had a bulging disk irritated by lying on a table for 40 minutes to get an MRI. The pain was so bad I couldnt lay down or stand up. The pain was unbearable. I noticed a huge improvement after using the inversion table 3 times the first day for only 2-3 minutes. I also had a problem where as I walked my back would "lock-up" for a second or two stopping me in my tracks. It happened many times a day. After the first day this problem went away completely, never to return. I used the table 2-3 times a day for a month and now only use it once a day for maintenance. I also go fully inverted and do sit-ups. I have not had any pain in my back that's worth mentioning in more than a year. If I do something that puts a lot of stress on my back which causes very mild pain, I invert a few times and it's gone. I do go to the chiropractor once every six months or so mainly to get my neck adjusted. I don't think inversion puts enough weight on my neck to get the results like I get in my lower back. In the beginning the doctor had mentioned surgery. I am sure glad I didn't go down that path. I have recommended the Teeter Hang-up to many friends.
I got the EP-850 on [...] because they didn't offer the mesh backing a year ago except on [...]. I still don't see the EP-850 offered anywhere else. I like the larger handles on the 850. It has a very stable platform and I have used it without shoes (I know) and did not feel discomfort.
Awesome Product for a damaged back! I developed back problems about a year ago. I was diagnosed with a disc bulge in my L5 Vertebrae. It was very uncomfortable to sit for extended periods of time. My doctor wanted to give me steroidal injections to ease the pain with a hint that surgery would help me. I also went to a chiropracter/physical therapist who wanted me to undergo expensive treatment, and I thought I was at the limit of all my options when a couple of friends on different occasions recommended this table to me. Oh gawd! I sound like an infomercial, but I have to say its true. Spending even a few minutes in the morning makes a world of difference to how I feel thru out the day. I was definitely a skeptic, being that I tried all other options but it is actually amazing, and i'm not the type to write a review....more info
Everything they said it would be I have never owned one before but i did a lot of research. It arrived in two days, was easy to to put together. I use it everyday and it works well. ...more info