The Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Table takes inversion therapy to a new level! The Teeter EP-550 inversion table uses gravity to relieve your back pain as well as provide numerous health benefits and Teeter is the only brand of inversion tables on the market that can be modified with accessories. Teeter's next generation inversion tables have dramatic improvements, innovative designs and new features including the Flex Technology bed that conforms to your back, providing the ultimate in inversion comfort. Flex technology moves with you allowing more mobility, stretching and range of motion while inverting. The Teeter Hangups EP550 is a great introduction to inversion but if you feel you need more features and accessories right away, the EP-550 Sport, EP-560 Sport, EP-950, EP-560, EP-960, IA-5 or DEX II may be right for you.
Teeter Hang Ups has been manufacturing inversion tables and equipment since 1981 and is the only brand of inversion tables that are voluntarily tested to meet the UL Classification UL 1647, a medical-grade standard.
Achieve a better back, better body TM with
Teeter Hang Ups®. In just a few minutes a day,
you can experience natural relief of back pain
and improved joint health:
• Re-hydrate discs to expedite repair for
better shock absorption and flexibility
• Reduce nerve pressure
• Realign weight bearing skeleton
• Relax tense muscles
• Improve joint flexibility and range of
When you want a natural, in-home solution for a
healthier back, try inversion – if you value quality,
look to Teeter Hang Ups.
Always included: DVD & Owners Manual:
Advanced Secrets to a Better Back: including Good Morning (wake up and warm up your spine),
- Every table comes with an instructional DVD includes five exercise and stretching Healthy Back Classes by Dr. Shawn,
Chiropractor and fitness professional. laminated owner's manual attached to the unit.
Strength & Stretch (build your core muscles), Posture Correction (look better and function better),
Gym Ball (specialize core building class), Inversion Table (to receive the maximum benefits from your inversion table).
5 Year Warranty covers all components
Specialized Features: Most inversion tables imitate the look of Teeter, but cant come close to matching the quality. Components most often sacrificed in the attempt to lower price are those that are in place to ensure long-term enjoyment and user protection. The Teeter Hangs Ups EP-550 offers more upgrades in quality and aesthetic than any other brand. Specialized features include:
The injection-molded bed design features “Flex Technology,” allowing the back rest to bend and accommodate your stretches for greater mobility and range of motion
- Adjustable Tether Strap allows user to pre-set angle before inverting
- Adjustable head pillow : Attach for added comfort while inverting
- Adjustable Foot Platform: With two settings, allows users to easily find the best height for optimum ankle comfort and security
- Heat treated steel for added strength in key structural components
engineering tests have shown that Teeter inversion tables are the most precisely balanced to allow controlled lockout in full inversion.
- Precision Balancing Compared with competing brands,
- Auto-locking hinges to secure the bed frame from disconnecting from the base for portability and security when during stretching or exercise
- Specialized pivot bearings for a lifetime of squeak-free rotation
- Adjustable roller hinges with cam locks offers added stability and choice of three rates of rotation
- De-rattler knob reduces shifting for smooth, quiet rotation – the only style on the market to structurally engage the main shaft
- Injection-coated rubber hand grips for added durability
- Triple-plated chrome main shaft: embossed height markers in both in. and cm. allow easy adjustment for users from 4’8” to 6’6” (142 to 198 cm)
- High quality finishes: scratch-resistant powder coating and triple-plated chrome
- Curved front ankle clamps for greater comfort and security
- Easily folds for storage to 28" x 16" x 66" (71 x 41 x 168 cm)
- U.S. and foreign patents apply. Other foreign patents pending.
Full inversion option:
Compared with competing brands, engineering tests have shown that Teeter inversion tables are the most precisely balanced to allow controlled lockout in full inversion
- All Teeter Inversion Tables can be adjusted to lock fully inverted for exercise
Easily folds for storage
- Storage dimensions: 28" W x 16" L x 66" H
Quick and easy assembly
- 85% pre-assembled with less than ¼ the average number of parts of other inversion tables; includes tools for assembly
4'8" - 6'6" (142 - 198cm)
300 lbs (136 kgs)
45 x 28 x 58 (114 x 71 x 147 cm)
50" x 30 x 5.5" (127 x 70 x 14 cm)
Vibrating Cushion with FAR Infrared neck pillow: $99.00, free shipping.
The only inversion table on the market that can be modified with accessories.
10 vibrating motors and two Far Infrared heater help increase circulation and relax muscles for a more complete inversion experience
Programmable Vibration Cushion with Far Infrared Neck Arch Support
Revive and energize tired, sore muscles with the Teeter Hang Ups Vibration Cushion with Far Infrared Neck Arch Support. The powerful vibration motors in the cushion combine
with the therapeutic benefits of Far Infrared heating technology in the neck arch support to help soothe muscle aches and stimulate surface circulation.
Studies have shown that the use of pulse and vibration technology can benefit the body by temporarily reducing muscle pain, improving blood circulation and encouraging relaxation.
In combination with inversion, the vibration cushion is an effective way to relieve stress and tension while decompressing.
With the arch support placed under the curve of the neck, the Far Infrared heaters are positioned to target the upper back and shoulder area. Though not warm to the touch, 93% of
the energy generated by the Far Infrared rays is absorbed into the body for a deep heat that provides additional relaxation and circulatory benefits.
* EP version: Uniquely designed for use with the Teeter Hang Ups EP-series Inversion Tables
** F-series version: For use with F8000, F9000 and GL9500 Inversion Tables
- Remote control with LCD - allows you to select target zone, speed, intensity, and optional heat with the touch of a button
- Neck arch support - supports the neck in a gentle arch to restore curvature and to achieve greater decompression of this area while inverted;
- can be used in conjunction with the vibration cushion or alone as additional support
- Two Far Infrared Heat Sources embedded in the neck arch support -
- positioned to target the upper back and shoulder area to deliver warming, deep heat that relaxes the muscles and helps to stimulate surface circulation
- Convenient storage pouch - attaches to the frame of your inversion table for easy access
- Dimensions: 43” x 9-17” (109 x 23-43 cm)
- Packaged dimensions: 16.3" x 6.9” x 18" (41.5 x 17.5 x 45.7 cm)
- Packaged weight: 5.5 lbs (2.5 kgs)
Other available accessories:
Over EZ Training Handles - Larger support handles for worry-free inversion
Gravity Boots - Provides maximum comfort and support for the ankles.
- Order the Adaptor kit, which comes complete with Gravity Boots and CV Bar for converting the inversion table
4'8" - 6'6" (142 - 198cm)
300 lbs (136 kgs)
45 x 28 x 58 (114 x 71 x 147 cm)
50" x 30 x 5.5" (127 x 70 x 14 cm)
30 day money back guarantee
Teeter Hang Ups five-year warranty exceeds industry standards and is one of the few inversion tables with a 30-day money back guarantee, which allows you to personally evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the unit.
Teeter Hang Ups Inversion Table rotates on a pivot system. With simple arm movements (rotation is accomplished by shifting the weight of the arms), the table easily rotates to any comfortable angle. The smooth rotation allows for oscillation and intermittent traction. Adjustable roller hinges allow you to pre-select three levels to control the aggressiveness of rotation, and the tether strap allows you to pre-select the maximum angle of inversion. Comfortable ankle clamps hold you securely while inverting.
And you don't need to fully invert to feel the benefits! With the advanced bed design featuring “Flex Technology” (see image right) you can mobilize and stretch while partially inverted for a more effective decompression experience.
Of course, if you decide you'd like to go to full inversion (half of all users do), Teeter Hang Ups offers the most reliable and responsive inversion tables on the market. While at 90°, you can continue to mobilize, stretch, and even perform inverted exercises like sit-ups and squats! Securely and easily "locks" in this position and can be released with simple arm movements.
The Inversion Table folds compactly for storage in a closet, corner or under a bed. Every table comes with an instructional DVD and laminated owner's manual. Comes 85% pre-assembled, with the tools needed to complete assembly.
Teeter Hang Ups® Outperforms Competition in Product Quality Tests by Dynamark Engineering
One inversion table may look the same as the next, but buyer beware--looks may be deceiving. What may not be immediately obvious are vital design features for user protection and reliable function. The disparity in product quality among inversion tables was emphasized by a 2010 study performed by Dynamark Engineering, an independent product testing firm that specializes in mechanical analysis and forensic engineering.
Modeled after the UL 1647 safety standard, which includes unique requirements for inversion tables, Dynamark's performance tests were conducted on a selection of widely distributed models. The results were nothing short of shocking. Please read below to find out why Teeter is the best way to relieve lower back pain. Accept no substitutes.
UL 1647 Requirement: 30,000 simulated user cycles performed under maximum rated body weight. The ankle closure, foot platform and rotation from upright to full inversion are tested to ensure no failure.
Dynamark Results: Each table was loaded with the manufacturer's rated user weight and cycled to simulate actual use. All four competing brands experienced catastrophic failure resulting from torn or broken metal with 3500 cycles or less (less than 2.4 years of use by a family of two), far short of the UL 1647 requirement. Teeter remained structurally sound for over 40,000 cycles (27 years of use) without failure, before the test was stopped for time.
You may be thinking, "Why would I need my inversion table to last 27 years?" The answer is, "Failure is not an option when you need to relieve lower back pain!" If your treadmill breaks, it's annoying. If your inversion table breaks, it could hurt you. Equating "cycles" to "years of use" assumes 2 cycles per user per day. Many people rotate their inversion table far more than twice in a session, especially if they enjoy oscillation or intermittent traction. Increasing the average daily use to 10 cycles means that every competitor's inversion table tested would fail after less than 1 year, according to report data!
UL 1647 Requirement: Product must hold a minimum of 4 times the manufacturer's rated body weight ("4-times safety factor").
Dynamark Results: In the fully inverted position, weight was applied to determine the maximum static load each inversion table could withstand before failure. Unbelievably, one competitor actually failed under a load of only 180 lbs and the strongest competitor failed at only 400 lbs! All fell far short of the 4-times safety factor. By comparison, Teeter held a load of 1440 lbs. - that is 4.8 times the rated maximum user weight of 300 lbs. and more than 3 1/2 times the strength of the strongest competitor. The low failure load of the competing tables is especially concerning because the inversion table bounces during full inversion with exercise, causing a potential increased load of 2-3 times the user weight.
Each inversion table was loaded with the manufacturer’s maximum rated user weight and cycled repeatedly from the foot down to head down position. This emulates actual use, producing alternating loads on key structural parts. If not properly designed, the table can fail in fatigue, which is what occurred with the vital components for all four competing brands. All failed within 2.4 years of use or less (one year is equivalent to a household of two rotating twice per day per person). Teeter remained structurally sound for over 27 years without failure (the test was stopped for time). UL 1647 requires a minimum of 30,000 cycles at the rated user weight as its standard of safety - while Teeter surpassed this easily by over 10,000 cycles, each competing brand fell short of this requirement by 26,500 cycles or more!
What does this mean for you?
The results from the Dynamark testing emphasize the responsibility you have as a consumer when researching which inversion table to purchase for your family. Any company can claim that an inversion table is "high quality" or "safe," but what does that really mean? How do you know the true quality and reliability of the product you are buying unless it is independently tested and certified? The UL Mark provides you with peace of mind, knowing that every product bearing this symbol has been tested and certified for safety and quality. Teeter Hang Ups offers the only inversion tables listed to UL 1647.
Top comparison studies: In engineering reviews comparing competing brands of inversion tables, Teeter Hang Ups was rated Number 1 across all categories of evaluation, outperforming in static load and functional endurance trials, ease of assembly (with ¼ the average unassembled parts), performance into full inversion, and noise tests (only Teeter did not creak or squeak after months of use).
Assembly: An average user built each model by following the instructions provided. Assembly time for the competing products spanned from 54 to 110 minutes (almost two hours!) for an average of 70+ minutes per table in contrast to the 13 minutes required for assembly of the Teeter inversion table.
Benefits of Inversion
For over 30 years, people have been using Teeter Hang Ups to help relieve their back pain and improve their lives. Medical and scientific studies from around the world have shown the benefits of inversion and Teeter is proud to lead the way as the only brand to meet UL’s standard for safety. Independent quality certification gives Teeter users peace-of-mind to relax and enjoy the deep stretch that can naturally relieve back pain. Target back pain at the source by helping to rehydrate discs, realign the spine, reduce nerve pressure and relax muscles. Inversion therapy helps to relieve joint pain in the neck, upper, mid, and lower back, improves overall joint health and increase joint flexibility.
About Teeter Hang Ups
With over 2 million users, Teeter Hang Ups leads the inversion market as the definitive inversion products brand. Founded in 1981 by Roger and Jennifer Teeter, Teeter is the longest continuous manufacturer of inversion products in the world. Specializing in decompression products with inversion tables as the focus ensures a quality product built to maximize benefits and function. Teeter Hang Ups is rated by Dynamark Engineering as the “best inversion table” for endurance, strength, function and ease of assembly, and only Teeter tables are quality-assurance tested to UL’s inversion table safety standard.
THE NEWCASTLE MEDICAL STUDY:
using a Teeter™ at 60°+ reduces need for BACK surgery by 70.5%