Inversion tables come in many different styles. Some are suited to fitness and others to physical therapy. Brands include Confidence, Klarfit, Teeter Hang Ups and more.
Back specialists recommend choosing a table that is capable of safe motion ranges. This includes any table that has a setting of up to 90 degrees. If you are injured then it is advised that you choose a table that is set at 30 degrees before you gradually increase. Table settings also depend on the maximum weight. A table that can support a higher maximum weight may vary in terms of the setting and how it adjusts to your body.
The most common inversion table has an ankle suspension. It is also possible to get inversion tables that have kneebars. The attachment point will largely depend on the height of the user. Some tables are better suited to taller people, and others are suited to shorter people.
Inversion tables come with either firm or softback padding. Mesh is also a very popular material as it is very absorbent and it is also very comfortable. Some inversion tables come equipped with infrared therapy.
The most traditional inversion table is self-powered, so the user is responsible for controlling the inversion. Newer models, however, come with motors that help the user to control the process. Some inversion tables come complete with vibrating pads to provide a massaging sensation and this helps the user to make the most out of their purchase and their time during inversion therapy.
The inversion table you choose will be largely down to your own personal taste, physical requirements, joint limitation and purpose. Inversion tables are suited to those who are undergoing physical therapy, and those who want to try and get fit or maintain their standard of fitness.