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Home Use Inversion Table Buying Guide

Look for these features in home use inversion tables and you’ll be far more satisfied with your purchase and get more out of your gravity therapy than if you skipped these important basics.

Every day, people search online for a way to ease lower back pain. Some have used an inversion table at their chiropractor’s office and have decided to try using their own at home in order to save money. Some tried one at a friend’s house or saw an ad on TV and are looking for a healthy, non-medicinal solution to their own back pain .

Whatever your reason for considering home use inversion tables, the following features include those most important to keep in mind while comparing inversion tables:

Non-skid End Caps

All inversion tables are supported by a metal frame. The bottom of the frame may be independent legs or U frames. As these tables move, you’ll want a sturdy set of legs with caps on the end to help keep the table stable during use. If you’re going to use this on a wood or tile floor, you might further consider using a non-skid mat under the inversion table.

Locking Device

Little kids are drawn to the work out equipment used by adults. If you have small children in your home make sure to get an inversion table with a locking device that will keep kids from being able to flip the unit at all.

Appropriate Height Range

Not all tables fit all height ranges. Make sure to check the table’s unique height setting to ensure a fit.

Easy Change Height Adjustment

If you plan on sharing the unit with other members of your family, you’ll want a table that has an easy height adjustment process. Some require that you nearly disassemble the unit to change the height setting while others employ a simple one-step pin adjustment.

Assembled Dimensions

Decide in advance if you need a unit that can be folded and moved out of the way easily, if you will be using the unit consistently in the same room of your home, or if you need a unit that you can move from room to room. Some units, once assembled, do not fit through traditional interior door openings meaning that you have to completely disassemble the unit to move it later.

Padded Ankle Restraints

There are generally two styles of ankle restraints. The first is a set of padded bars in which the user slips their ankles. During inversion, the user is actually held in place by their feet extending over these bars. The other type of restraint is a curved cuff with a strap. Both types may be padded and those that have padding are found to be more comfortable and rub on ankles less than the ones that aren’t padded.

Safety Strap

Many folks may not even need to work up to full inversion to feel any benefit but because of the pressure one feels from blood rushing to the head, it is highly suggested that you work up to using the machine by starting with small angles of inversion. Therefore, using a table that has a strap to help you control the angle can be very important. Also, those who do not have significant upper body strength will want to be able to control the inversion process without having to pull themselves out of the inversion position.

Maximum Weight Capacity

Not all units support the same weight limits. Read the product descriptions carefully and make sure you get one that will support all potential users in your household.

Keep these features in mind when shopping for home use inversion tables and you’ll get a product you can use confidently for years to come.

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