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Welcome to Inversion Therapy

8/17/2016 11:29:00 AM

Welcome to Inversion Therapy

“Inversion Therapy was used as early as 400 BC by Hippocrates. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, suspended the patient on a ladder in an appropriate manner in order to allow gravity to exercise therapeutic traction. ”


In the 1960’s Dr. Robert Martin (a Californian osteopath, chiropractor and medical doctor) introduced the “Gravity Guidance System” which incorporates Inversion Therapy into these therapeutic procedures. These modern Inversion Therapy procedures have demonstrated multiple therapeutic possibilities that continue to expand.

How does an inversion therapy table operate?

The balance of Inversion Table is so precise that control of the rotation can be effected by simple arm movements. A tether strap allows the rotation to be arrested at any desired angle. Adjustable roller hinges allow adjustment of the rate of rotation. The table can be locked at 90° for full inversion in order to stabilize during exercise.



 What are the benefits of inversion?

Lower Back Pain

A study entitled, "Adaptation of Tilt Table for Lumbar Traction," published in the Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Association, found that 88% of patients who underwent a series of eight inversion table treatments found major improvements in a number of complaints including spondylolisthesis, herniated discs, lumbar osteoarthritis with sciatica, and coccygodynia. The study found that inversion treatments help increase the space between spinal discs and reduce paraspinal EMG activity (an indicator of muscle pain). After the conclusion of the study, researchers found that the patients who practiced inversion therapy were 70.5% less likely to require surgery.

Reducing the pressure on the spinal discs and increasing disc space has been found to relieve lower back pain. Inversion tables help to stretch and elongate the spinal column, allowing the discs to separate and opening up the vertebral spaces where nerves enter and exit, which enables nerve impulses to travel unhindered to and from the brain.

Other benefits:

·         Spinal Column

Inversion induced stretching allows re- alignment of the vertebrae and relaxation of the vertebral muscles and ligaments, relieving pain and discomfort induced by inappropriate posture.

·         Muscles

Inversion causes relaxation of somatic muscles of the body promoting and enhancing tissue perfusion with oxygenated blood.

·         Posture

Inversion causes relaxation of somatic muscles of the body promoting and enhancing tissue perfusion with oxygenated blood.

·         Intervertebral discs

Inversion causes decompression of the intervertebral discs in the spinal column allowing them to regain their elasticity and functional resilience.

·         Back ache

Inversion relieves pain and discomfort in the back caused by prolonged pressure on vertebrae, intervertebral discs, facet joints and pinched nerves.

·         Circulation

Inversion increases general blood perfusion of the body oxygenation of the cells and tissues, improving cellular function, restoration and health.



EDENVALE CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC has a dedicated recovery room with an inversion table in, it can be rented out for R50-00 for a 3-10 minute session or six sessions for R500-00

Please call (011) 453 8646 or email us on for appointments




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