Inversion therapy has been used for ages to treat a lot of ailments. With back and neck pains being the most common ones. Inversion therapy has also been known to promote the flow of blood around the body.
Teeter hang ups inversion table and the Harison heavy duty inversion table are some of the popular inversion tables in the market today. Even though both of them are used in inversion therapy, they are slightly different.
Below we have written a product review comparing the two based on their comfort and safety, how easy are they to use, are they FDA certified, price and their size.
How comfortable and safe are you when you use them
Your safety and comfort are of the utmost importance when using an inversion table. Both the teeter ep-560 and the Harison heavy duty inversion have unparalleled comfort and safety features.
The Teeter hang ups inversion table has Ergo-embrace ankle cups and an adjustable foot platform that secures your feet and ankle without putting them under unnecessary pressure. Comfortrak technology has been used in designing the backrest making it unique, comfortable and flexibility at the same time. The backrest has a head pillow that is detachable and adjustable to suit your comfort needs.
The Harison heavy duty inversion table is one of the few inversion tables that has been designed with a safety belt. Its backrest is very comfortable since it is built with high quality foam. For your feet, an adjustable roller with high quality foam is used to reinforce your feet with minimal discomfort.
How easy is it to use the machines
You get faster and better results when you use the inversion table correctly. A good number of inversion table brands are complicated to use. This has discouraged many from using them. When choosing an inversion table, ease of use should be considered.
The teeter ep-560 ltd inversion table is one of the most straightforward inversion tables to assemble and use. It comes with a manual but there are also videos online that can help you assemble the table. Once it is assembled, you only need to strap your feet on the foot pedal before you can start inverting. The inversion of the backrest is simply controlled using the movement of your arms.
Unlike the teeter ep-560 where your arm movements control the inversions, the Harison heavy duty inversion table has gears that make it easy for you to archive a full 180 degrees and four other inversion angles. Apart from that, there are handlebars that allow you to also control the inversions.
Is the inversion table FDA certified
Certification by FDA shows that a piece of equipment is up to standard and safe for human use at the same time. The Teeter hang ups inversion table is the only inversion table that has been certified by the FDA. This could be attributed to the long history that it boasts of that has allowed them to perfect an inversion table that is safe for human use.
How much do they cost?
The price of each inversion table varies from size, quality and also the brand. High quality inversion tables tend to be more expensive because they are durable. A brand new inversion table is more expensive than a second hand one.
A new Teeter hang ups inversion table costs between $150 to $500 and have a five year warranty. There is also an option of buying other teeter ep-560 accessories such as the acupressure nodes or lumbar that make the inversion experience with a teeter ep-560 ltd inversion table even better. Buying these accessories can push up the cost of the inversion table.
Harison heavy duty inversion table is more expensive and costs between $200 to $800. However, they have a 1-year warranty for the hang-up inversion table and a 5-year warranty for the frame. A second hand inversion table is cheaper.
Size of the inversion table
The size of an inversion table is a factor we cannot overlook. Size determines the capacity and even storage of the inversion table.
An average teeter ep-560 has the capacity to carry up to 300 pounds and is 20 inches by 26.8 inches at the base and has a height of 66 inches. It can also be folded when not in use making it the right size to be used at home.
The Harison heavy duty inversion table is slightly bigger and can carry weights of up to 350 pounds. An average Harison heavy duty inversion table is 75 inches by 28 inches at the base and 55 inches tall. They are good for commercial use in gyms or even hospitals.
Both of these inversion table brands are very good and durable. The teeter ep-560 is pocket-friendly, easy to use and also the right size for personal use at home.
However, if you are looking for an inversion table for commercial use the Harison heavy duty inversion table is the best for you.
Also, you should consult a professional fitness trainer or a physiotherapist before you start using an inversion table. They can advise you how to use an inversion table properly to avoid harming yourself.