Innova ITX9600 inversion table review

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We purchased an Innova ITX9600 inversion table for our reviewer to test and evaluate. Read on to see our full product review.

If you suffer from back pain or sciatica , you probably know that relief can be difficult even with pain relievers, massages, exercise , heating pads, and frequent visits to a chiropractor.

This is where inversion tables like the Innova ITX9600 come to the rescue: it is a non-pharmacological form of pain relief that is said to work by turning the body upside down to relieve some of the pressure from the bones, joints, and discs on your body. lumbar region. The idea is that the inversion creates traction through the spine, loosening the discs and joint spaces.

Some tables on the market have a lot of bells and whistles, but at the end of the day, the most important feature of a good reversal table is safety – you want to feel safe from falling or falling. off the table while in use, and the Innova ITX9600 handles it. It is durable, well designed, easy to use, and comfortable.

It also provides a high price. Inversion tables are not designed to be used for long periods of time; in fact, most physical therapists recommend starting anywhere from 30 seconds to a couple of minutes every day and no more. This is why the thought of spending more than $ 200 (maybe even $ 1,000) on a reversal table is a difficult pill for many people. But with the Innova ITX9600, you don't have to spend that much, just $ 120, and you still get all the benefits of the brighter model.

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Packaging and assembly

The Innova ITX9600 is well packed in a large shipping box, but the box is heavy (over 55 pounds) and unwieldy. As a result, you may find it difficult to lift and carry without a second person, especially if you already have back pain. I definitely couldn't pick it up alone and needed my husband's help to get it to our front door.

The entire interior of the box has been wrapped in plastic, foam or cardboard to protect it from scratches or bumps during shipping. All the bolts, nuts, and screws were in a blister pack that was clearly arranged for each step of the instruction (no need to throw all the screws on the floor and try to sort or guess which screw is the correct size for each step, for example some product constructions). Plus, it comes with all the tools you need to put it together, so you don't have to hunt for a crescent moon, screwdriver, or hex wrench in your garage toolbox.

There is a clear diagram at the beginning of the instruction manual that describes the parts you will need at each step; I found myself referencing some points during assembly. Otherwise, each step of the instructions is pretty straightforward and easy to follow, but assembly takes a long time. It only took me and my husband two hours to put everything together. There is also a QR code in the instruction manual to help you find the assembly video if you need.

Knowledge tests

When you put it all together, it becomes clear that each component is strong, durable, and well-designed, helping to ensure that the table will hold you securely after use.

Design

The Innova ITX9600 is constructed of strong (and heavy) steel for frequent use. It can support a maximum weight of 300 pounds, which is pretty good, although there are models on the market that can support up to 350 pounds. You really don't want to go overboard and cause the table to collapse in the middle of an inversion, so if you are approaching your maximum weight, you may want to consider a table with a higher weight limit.

The table itself is soft, it is quite comfortable to lie on it, and it is nice that there are no bulky shoulder straps. The movable lumbar cushion is comfortable, gently supports the curve of your back when lying on the table, and reduces stress on the spine.

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However, the anklets are not as well padded, which can be a bit uncomfortable. I struggled a bit to find a comfortable setting for the ankle support because the setting that made me feel secure also dug into my ankle a bit (the setting above, which felt too loose). However, my husband did not have this problem when he tried it, so it depends on the size of his foot and ankle. However, a little more filler can help in this area.

The Innova is fairly easy to break, but it doesn't lie completely flat. You can prop a folded table against the wall or move it to a closet, but keep in mind that the desk still has a fairly large footprint, which may not be ideal if your home is short on storage space or if you want to keep the desk. out of sight, little children.

Knowledge tests

The handles are a great feature for beginners who may be a little nervous and want to grab onto something when leaning, and they help control the speed of your investment.

Easy to use

The Innova ITX9600 is a fairly easy to use inversion table. There are no complicated straps like other models on the market and its use is intuitive.

The first step is to adjust your body height by moving the ankle support and footrest. This is easily done by removing the pin under the center arm and sliding it up and down to the desired height which is conveniently marked on the arm.

Next, you'll want to install the angle selection pin, which determines the slope of the inversion. To do this, insert the pin and then screw it in for security so it doesn't fall off. The ITX9600 has many different reversal angle options – if you are a beginner, you should start at the lowest setting (15 degrees) so that your head is below the angle of your heart, but the pressure on your neck and head is less. ; But many users prefer 30 degrees for back pain relief. In theory, you can go up to 90 degrees, but I don't know why you need it. At 45 degrees, you will feel a lot of pressure on your head and eyes, and this is definitely uncomfortable.

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When you sit on the table, simply step on the footrest and press the ankle supports until you hear the ankle clip click, a reassuring signal that lets you know that you are safe. However, unlike other models on the market, this table does not have a long handle to secure the ankle, so you have to bend over to secure the ankles (or ask someone for help), which is a bit more difficult.

Once you are sure, you may need to slide the lumbar pillow up or down to comfortably fit the curve of your spine. Then, raise one hand above your head and lean back until the table tips over. There are ergonomic handles on both sides that were comfortable for me to hold with my other hand, but you definitely don't need to hold them if you don't want to.

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Potential dangers

Don't just use the inversion table. It is always recommended to have a supervisor to make sure you are safe before you start and to help you get up again if you need help for any reason.

If you have young children and pets (like mine), you'll want to get them out of the room before use (which is easier said than done with a toddler with separation anxiety). It is easy for a dog, cat, or small child to get hurt if they climb under the table while you are using it.

If you have kids, you'll also want to roll up the table after using it, because little kids have a lot of ways to injure themselves even when you're not using it (and my son definitely thought the table was a fortress and wanted to play under it when I set it up. for the first time – which is a huge drawback – no.) The steel frame is quite stiff – hitting your head on the frame will definitely bruise you – and the angled pin slot system has a series of pin insert holes They are exactly the size of a small child and can cause quite serious pinch injuries.

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Make sure you don't stick your hand or fingers inside the angle switch plug guard while reversing it, and if you have very long hair, you can tie it back to make sure your hair doesn't get caught in the gear.

Make sure you put the pin in the correct slot before getting on the table (my husband almost forgot when he tried this) and tighten the ankle support well before leaning against the table so it doesn't fall off.

If you've had an ankle injury before, you should consult your doctor before attempting to use a table because ankle braces put pressure on your ankles when you roll over, which can exacerbate some existing injuries.

However, in general, it is recommended that you speak with your doctor before using the inversion table to make sure that inversion therapy is right for you.

While inversion tables can be used safely at home, there are risks for older or less coordinated patients, as well as for people with specific medical conditions. For example, patients with a history of glaucoma , heart disease, or high blood pressure should not try inversion therapy without the explicit consent of their healthcare provider. Also, do not use inversion tables if you are pregnant.

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Price

Inversion tables can easily cost more than $ 200 (some are more than $ 1,000), so compared to others on the market, this table costs $ 120 as a bargain. But if you are concerned, as I was at first, that a lower price means a less secure table, don't worry. This is definitely not true. This table is sturdy, the ankles are secure, and it feels very secure. Admittedly, it doesn't have any extra features like a back warmer, but if you want to ease your back pain a bit without spending too much, the Innova ITX9600 Inversion Table is well worth it.

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Final verdict

Overall, the Innova ITX9600 is a good buy. It's affordable without compromising on quality or safety, so you don't have to worry about falling in the middle of an investment. It's easy to use (even for table beginners) and relatively easy to use. The only real drawbacks are that it does not have a long handle to secure the ankle, which means that you have to bend over to hold the ankles, and it is not easy to store when not in use due to its large size (even collapsed). and great the weight.

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